Monday, August 4, 2008

August for the New Mexico Book Association

First and foremost, let us know right way if you’d like to have the bookstore owners throughout our region see and learn about your books at the Mountains and Plains Booksellers Trade Show in Colorado Springs next month. Book copies and your catalog page PDF can come to us by August 22, but we need your list of books now! Contact Richard Polese at or (505) 231-1755.

August 2008 Book Events

Aug. 8: NMBA Networking Luncheon: “Prepare for Holiday Sales,” The Writer’s Room, 826 Camino del Monte Rey, Santa Fe, 11:30am-1:15pm, bring your lunch and a friend, free. (505) 231-1755.

Aug. 8: NMBA Board Meeting, The Writers Room, 1:30-2:30pm. NMBA’s plans for Fall 2008!

Aug. 9: Sandi Ault: “Make it a Grand First Grand--the First 1,000 Words,” WordHarvest workshop, Santa Fe, 9-4 (505) 471-1565,

Aug. 8-10: “Writing Along the Rim” retreat with Page Lambert and Grand Canyon Field Institute, $525. See

Aug. 14: First NMBA Round Table Happy Hour at Santa Fe Bar and Grill, DeVargas Mall, Santa Fe, 5:30pm. It’s a Thursday. Conversation and author/publisher camaraderie! Call Jim Mafchir at 988-7214 for details if you need them! Otherwise, just come!

Aug. 15: DEADLINE: NMBA Libro for September monthly email Book Events and Sept/Oct print edition. Include basic details in your email or letter (no attachments, please). Send entries to NMBA, PO Box 1285, Santa Fe 87504, or call (505) 231-1755, or email

Aug. 17: Local Author Book Fair, Bookworks, 4022 Rio Grande Blvd, N.W., Albuquerque, 11am to 2pm, no fee! Cain Cunningham, (505) 344-8139.

Aug. 22: DEADLINE! New Mexico Authors & Publishers Showcase at the Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Trade Show. We need a PDF of your page for the catalog and two copies of each title by this date! Contact Jim Mafchir,, (505) 988-7214.

Aug. 30–Sept. 1: Book Fair and Store at Flying Star Casino, Bernalillo, NM.

On the Horizon

Sept. 9: Dan Poynter Professional Development Workshop! “Guerrilla
Marketing for Small Presses and Self-Published Authors,” sponsored by NMBA & SouthWest Writers, New Life Presbyterian Church, 5540 Eubank N.E., Albuquerque, $25 for NMBA and SWW members, $35 non-members. Contact Rob Spiegel in Albuquerque (505) 275-2556, or Jim Mafchir in Santa Fe (505) 988-7214,

Sept. 15: DEADLINE: Tony Hillerman $1,500 Mystery Short Story Contest, sponsored by WordHarvest and Cowboys and Indians magazine. Stories 2,500 words or less, include a Native American character and set in the West. Rules at:

Sept. 19-20: Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association Trade Show, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Colorado Springs. Contact NMBA now to make sure your books are shown to bookstore owners in the region! (505) 983-1412 or 231-1755.

Sept. 24-28: “Writing from the River’s Edge” five-day canoe trip with Page Lambert and The Women’s Wilderness Institute, Green River, Utah, $850. Visit, (303) 938-9191.

Sept. 26: N.M. Book Co-op, Home Town Buffet, Albuquerque.

Sept. 27: New Mexico Women Authors Book Festival, Milner Plaza (Museum Hill), Santa Fe. Contact John Stafford, Museum of New Mexico Foundation,

Oct. 18: Penny Sansevieri Professional Workshop! “Red Hot Internet Marketing for Authors & Publishers,” sponsored by NMBA and SouthWest Writers, New Life Presbyterian Church, 5540 Eubank N.E., Albuquerque, 9am–4:30pm. NMBA and SWW members $79 (includes Penny's book, Red Hot Internet Publicity, and lunch!), $99 non-members. Reserve your place now! SWW's Rob Spiegel (505) 275-2556,

Nov. 5-9: Tony Hillerman Writers Conference: “Focus on Mystery” in Albuquerque., (505) 471-1565.

+ Booksigning Sampler

Aug. 9: Lisa Dale Norton: Shimmering Images: A Handy Little Guide to Writing Memoir (St. Martin's Press), mini-memoir workshop and booksigning, Garcia Street Books, 376 Garcia Street, Santa Fe, 3-4 p.m., free. Information: (505) 986-0151, or

Aug. 9: Frank Murphy: The Spirit of Tea, booksigning at Tattered Cover, Denver, 2pm. (505) 982-0874 for details.

August 9: John Vollertsen, Cooking with Johnny Vee. Collected Works 9-Noon. See our calendar of events at

Aug. 10: Sue Qinn: Furious Improvisation: How the WPA and a Cast of Thousands Made High Art out of Desperate Times, Garcia Street Books, 2-3pm.

Aug. 15: Joe Nick Patoski: Willie Nelson: An Epic Life, Garcia Street Books, Santa Fe, 4-5pm.

Aug. 16:- Cheryl Jamison, Around the Word in 80 Dinners, 9 - Noon, Collected Works. See our Calendar at

Aug. 28: Kathryn Walker: A Stopover in Venice, Garcia Street Books, 5pm

Sept. 12: Nancy King: A Woman Walking (Atelier Books), reading and signing at El Museo Cultural, Santa Fe, 5-7pm. Contact Nancy at 986-1040.

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Connie Gotsch Host Write On Four Corners KSJE FM, Farmington NM Author two award winning novels Snap Me a Future and A Mouthful of Shell available
Always in Print ‘Cuz They’re Print on Demand!

Coming in 2009, Belle’s Star,’ a youth novel from Artemesia Press at

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