Tuesday, September 30, 2008

New Mexico Book Association News

Networking Luncheon October 10, then on October 18:
A Full Day with Penny Sansevieri
Makes You an Internet Market Leader!
>> Our NMBA Second Friday Networking Luncheon takes place October 10, upstairs in the Writers Room at 826 Camino del Monte Rey, Santa Fe. Bring a friend at 11:30am. We’ll have drinks and cookies and take a good look at of today’s writing and publishing issues. Reservations never necessary. The October NMBA board meeting follows at 1:30pm. Following our success at the Mountains & Plains Booksellers Trade Show in Colorado Springs, pick up a copy of the New Mexico Publishers & Authors Showcase catalog at lunch.
>> Penny Sansevieri Day-long "Red Hot Internet Marketing" Intensive, in Albuquerque’s New Life Presbyterian Church. Now is the time to reserve your seat for this superb workshop while there’s still some room! Call Rob Spiegel (505) 275-2556, robspiegel@comcast.net or Karen Villanueva (505) 764-8323, authorcare@aol.com right away. Cost for NMBA and SouthWest Writers members is just $79 ($99 for non-members), includes Penny’s great book and lunch! This professional event is a must for every New Mexico publisher and author!
>> Round Table Happy Hour for writers and people in publishing, at Santa Fe Bar & Grill on Thursday, October 23, 5:30-7pm. Come join our small crowd for great sharing. Look for us in the room on the left. All welcome!
>> NMBA Membership Dues. It’s time for your membership renewal. Bring your check to lunch or the happy hour, or send $62 to NMBA, PO Box 1285, Santa Fe 87504.
+ OCTOBER Book Events
Oct. 1: DEADLINE! PubWest National Conference "early bird" pricing for NMBA members. See the Nov. 3-15 announcement below!
Oct. 3-4: Santa Fe Antiquarian Book Fair, Museo Cultural, Santa Fe. Authors Marc Simmons, Jack Loeffler, Kathryn Flynn, and many rare books sellers! See www.santafebookshow.com, (505) 983-0088.
Oct. 3-5: "The Mind of Your Story," weekend writing intensive with author Lisa Lenard-Cook, Narrative Art Center, Carson, NM. Apply at www.narrativeartscenter.com. Call Cinny Green for details: (505) 988-5185
Oct. 4: First Saturday Art Walk, Madrid, NM. Diana Johnson, (505) 471-1054.
Oct. 4: SOMOS Book Sale, 229 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos. Books, CDs, DVD, VCRs, priced from $1-$3, Call (505) 758-0081, somos@laplaza.org.
Oct. 4: Page One Self-Published Author Fair, at the store’s cafe, Albuquerque, 3-5pm. www.page1books.com
Oct. 10: NMBA Networking Luncheon, The Writer’s Room, 826 Camino del Monte Rey, Santa Fe, 11:30am, free. (505) 231-1755.
Oct. 10: NMBA Board Meeting. Writers’ Room, 826 Camino del Monte Rey, Santa Fe, 1:30pm.
Oct. 15: DEADLINE: NMBA Libro for November monthly online Events Calendar and Nov/Dec print edition. Include basic details in your email or letter (no attachments, please). Send entries to NMBA, PO Box 1285, Santa Fe 87504, or (505) 231-1755, or email richard@oceantree.com
Oct. 15: DEADLINE: New Mexico Book Awards Banquet "early bird" tickets ($36), RSVP: (505) 344-9382.
Oct. 18: Penny Sansevieri: "Red Hot Internet Marketing for Authors & Publishers," professional development workshop, New Life Presbyterian Church, 5540 Eubank N.E., Albuquerque, 9am-4:30pm. NMBA and SouthWest Writers members $79, including lunch and Penny's book, Red Hot Internet Publicity! (non-members pay $99). Reserve your place right away: Rob Spiegel (505) 275-2556, robspiegel@comcast.net or Karen Villanueva (505) 764-8323, authorcare@aol.com
Oct. 23: NMBA "Round Table Happy Hour" for all book people at Santa Fe Bar & Grill, DeVargas Mall, Santa Fe, Thursday 5:30-7pm. Come join the fun. Call Jim Mafchir if you need directions: (505) 988-7214.
Oct. 11: Poetry at Paul White's, Chupadero, NM, 4:30pm. Potluck and open mike. Call Paul, (505) 988-1082.
Oct. 25: "The Value and Care of Out of Print Books," workshop with John Randall, Mesilla, NM. bbf@zianet.com
Oct. 25: DEADLINE: DIY Book Festival Awards. 17 categories, $1500 first prize includes ticket to Los Angeles. (323) 665-8080
+ On the Horizon
Nov. 1-2: PaperBack Dreams, film documentary about two well-known indie bookstores, with discussion led by its director, Guild Theater, Albuquerque. See www.keepitquerque.org.
Nov. 5-9: Tony Hillerman Writers Conference: "Focus on Mystery" in Albuquerque. www.hillermanconference.com, (505) 471-1565.
Nov. 13-15: Pubwest National Publishing Conference and Book Industry Trade Show, Portland, Oregon. Early bird discount for NMBA members ends Tuesday! Register as "Attendee," select "Reference," and enter NMBA on the Reference Code field. www.pubwest.org
Nov. 21: N.M. Book Awards Banquet, Albuquerque. Tickets $36 (before Oct. 15), $46 afterwards. Paul Rhetts, (505) 344-9382.
Nov. 21-23: Zia Arts & Crafts Book Sale Emporium at State Fairgrounds, Albuquerque. Jill Lane (see www.nmbookcoop.com/page14/page104/page104html)
Jan 15, 2009: DEADLINE! ForeWord’s Book of the Year Awards. $1500 for best fiction and non-fiction, 61 categories. Register online with ForeWord Connections: www.forewordmagazine.com.
+ On the Air
Write On Four Corners: Connie Gotsch hosts "Write on Four Corners" every Wednesday at 10:30am and Friday at 2:30pm on KSJE FM 90.9 in Farmington and on the internet in real time at www.ksje.com. Oct. 1&3: Jean Champion Mina (Forever Western Reflections); Oct 8&10: Lynn Doxon (Rainbows from Heaven); Oct. 15&17: Beverly Eschnberger (The Elephants Visit London); Oct. 22&24: Barbara Bergin; Oct. 19-31: Geoff Habiger.
+ Booksigning & Readings Sampler:
Page One Books, Albuquerque: Oct. 1: Christine Barber (The Replacement Child), Oct. 7: Aimee & David Thurlow (Coyote’s Wife); Oct. 10: Nancy Whitney-Reiter (Unplugged); Oct. 19: Ken Orth; Oct. 23: Greg Shapiro; Oct. 24: Stan Sager; Oct. 28: Karen Tascheck. Visit: www.page1books.com
Garcia Street Books, Santa Fe: Oct. 6: Joan Tapper (Shear Spirit: Ten Fiber Forms); Oct. 18: Denys Cope (Dying: A Natural Passage); Oct.24: Laura E. Gómez, Manifest Destinies: The Making of the Mexican American Race softcover release 5-6pm.
Bookworks: Albuquerque, Oct. 5: Christine Barber, (The Replacement Child) A Mystery Winner of the Tony Hillerman Prize, 3pm; Oct: 7, Carolyn Flynn & Anne Ihnen (The Complete Idiot's Guide to Mindfulness) 7pm; Oct.12: Terry Tempest Williams, (Finding Beauty in a Broken World), 3pm; Oct. 26: Laura E. Gómez, (Manifest Destinies: The Making of the Mexican American Race) 5-6pm. Visit: www.bkwrks.com
Oct. 12: Group Poetry Reading, Johnsons of Madrid Galleries, Madrid, NM, 1-3:30pm. Contact Mary, (505) 982-1026, mmcginnis@newvistas.org.

Libro Calendar of Events items must be sent to us in this simple style:
Date, Name of the event, Sponsor, location, time, cost (if any), and contact.
Email to richard@oceantree.com or mail@nmbook.org. Thank you!

Visit www.nmbook.org for continuing news and events!

Connie Gotsch www.conniegotsch.com Host Write On Four Corners KSJE FM, Farmington NM www.ksje.com Author two award winning novels Snap Me a Future and A Mouthful of Shell available www.dlsijpress.com

Always in Print ‘Cuz They’re Print on Demand!

Coming in 2009, Belle’s Star,’ a youth novel from Artemesia Press at http://www.apbooks.net

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