Thursday, September 4, 2008

New Mexico Book CoOp News

Dan Poynter, America’s Self-Publishing
"Guerrilla Guru," in Albuquerque September 9!
>> Dan Poytner, acclaimed author of The Self-Publishing Manual, will present an intensive evening seminar, "Guerrilla Marketing for Small Presses and Self-Published Authors," Tuesday, September 9. Sponsored by NMBA and SouthWest Writers, this "must go" event takes place from 7 to 9pm at New Life Presbyterian Church in Albuquerque.
The cost is just $25 for NMBA and SWW members ($35 for your non-member friends). Contact Rob Spiegel at SWW in Albuquerque, 275-2556,, or Paula Lozar at NMBA in Santa Fe, 473-3479,, or Karen Villanueva, (505) 764-8323 right away to let them know you’re coming.
We’re delighted that Dan included New Mexico on his very full speaking schedule! New Life Presbyterian Church is located conveniently at 5540 Eubank N.E.
>> NMBA Membership Renewal Time! September is annual dues month for every NMBA member (except those who have joined since May of this year). You’ll keep in good standing by reaffirming your membership in New Mexico’s only non-profit organization for book professionals with a check for $62 to: NMBA, PO Box 1285, Santa Fe, NM 87504.
>> Networking Luncheon Hiatus in September -- because we want everyone to hear Dan Poynter in Albuquerque on the 9th! Our lively NMBA Round Table Happy Hour brings us together again on Thursday, September 25 at Santa Fe Bar and Grill, 5:30pm. NMBA Networking Luncheons at the Writers Room in Santa Fe resume on October 10.
+ September 2008 Book Events
Sept. 8: New Mexico Coalition for Literacy presents Literacy Day in New Mexico! State Capitol Rotunda, Santa Fe. Barbara Richardson reads proclamation & John Corcoran (The Teacher Who Couldn't Read) will be the keynote speaker.Light refreshments. 10 -11:30 am.1-(800) 233-7587 Website: or
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, only $25 for NMBA and SWW members! Contact Rob Spiegel in Albuquerque (505) 275-2556, or Paula Lozar in Santa Fe (505) 473-3479,
Sept. 12: NMBA Board Meeting. Writers’ Room, 826 Camino del Monte Rey, Santa Fe, 1:30pm.
Sept. 13: "Delving into the Body for Story," SOMOS workshop with Ellie Coolidge-Behrstock, Plaza Loft Art Center, Taos, 10am-1pm, &60/$65. (575) 758-0081,
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: 16: How to Get Your Books into Print with book designer and self- publishing specialist Heidi Connolly. Kit Carson Electric Building, Taos, 7-8:30pm, free. Information: (575) 758-0081, Registration: (575) 758-4713.
Sept. 19-20: Mountains & Plains Booksellers Association Trade Show, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Colorado Springs. NMBA organized the New Mexico Publishers and Authors Showcase, with cooperation from New Mexico Book Co-op and MPIBA.
Sept. 20: Banned Books Day, with John Nichols, Taos Public Library, free. (Read from your favorite banned books!) (575) 758-0081,
Sept. 20: N.M. Book Co-op Meeting with Anne Hillerman, HomeTown Buffet, 9261 Coors, Albuquerque, $8.29 plus tax.
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. 25: NMBA Round Table Happy Hour, Santa Fe Bar and Grill, DeVargas Mall, Santa Fe, Thursday at 5:30pm. The first one in August was a truly happy and well-attended gathering of book people—so we’re doing it again!
Sept. 26-27: "Writing from the Creative Heart" workshop with John Randall, Mesilla, NM.
Sept. 27: First New Mexico Women Authors Book Festival, Milner Plaza (Museum Hill), Santa Fe. Contact John Stafford at Museum of New Mexico Foundation, Many NMBA author members are featured!

+ Signings and Readings

Sept. 6: Paul White’s "Fur Stethoscope" poetry gathering in Chupadero, NM. Food at 4:30pm, performances at 6pm. Contact
Sept. 6: Wendy Johnson, Gardening at the Dragon's Gate, Collected Works, Santa Fe, 9-noon. (505) 988-4226. Visit for more events.

Sept. 6: Christopher Valen, White Tombs. Acclaimed Minnesota murder mystery author at Barnes & Noble, Coronado Center, (505) 883-8200, Albuquerque. 2-3:30pm. or Karen Villanueva (505) 764-8323.

Sept. 7: Christopher Valen, White Tombs. Borders Sanbusco Center, Santa Fe, meet & greet the author. 2-3:30pm, (505) 954-5707 or (505) 764-8323.
Sept. 7: Nathaniel Tarn, Ins and Outs of the Forest Rivers (poetry), Acequia Booksellers, 4019 4th, N.W., Albuquerque, 3pm. Details: Gary Wilkie (505) 890-5365.
Sept. 7: Malka Drucker, Portraits of Three Jewish American Heroes (juvenile), Garcia Street Books, Santa Fe, 4-5pm. Allison Verost (212) 444-3442.
Sept. 10: Lori Martinez, Red or Green: The Colors of a Family Tradition, Page One Books, Albuquerque, 6pm.
Sept. 12: Nancy King, A Woman Walking, reading, discussion and signing at El Museo Cultural, 5-7pm. Nancy King, (505) 986-1040.
Sept. 14: Duende Poetry Series: "The Sound a Raven Makes" poetry of Sawnie Morris and others, Anasazi Fields Winery, Placitas, NM, $3. Jim Fish (505) 867-3062,
Sept. 14: Gene Baur, Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts about Animals and Food, Garcia Street Books, 2-3pm. Viki Elkey (505) 205-3750. See for more events.
Sept. 18: Hal Simmons, Magic Lance: Mystery & Adventure in the New West, booklaunch and reading at Bookworks, 7pm, (505) 344-8139, Hal Simmons, Magic Lance Santa Fe book launch will also be held at Collected Works, Santa Fe, 4-6pm.Sept. 25: Hal Simmonsappears at Barnes & Noble, Coronado Center, Albuquerque, 7pm. Details: Karen Villanueva at (505) 764-8323.
Sept. 19: Christopher Paolini’s Brisinger, a book release costume party, Page One, 9pm-midnight. (505) 294-2026. See for more September and October events!
Sept. 20: Doug Fine, Farewell, My Subaru, Collected Works, 9-noon.
Sept. 22: Barton Gellman, Angler: The Cheney Vice-Presidency, Armory for the Arts, Santa Fe, $15 ($35 with signed book), 7pm. (505) 984-1370.
+ On the Horizon!
Oct. 3-5: "The Mind of Your Story," weekend writing intensive with author Lisa Lenard-Cook, Narrative Art Center, Carson, NM. Apply at Call Cinny Green for details: (505) 988-5185
Oct. 10: NMBA Networking Luncheon, The Writer’s Room, 826 Camino del Monte Rey, Santa Fe, 11:30am, free. (505) 231-1755.
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
Oct. 18: Penny Sansevieri: "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 just $79, which includes Penny's book, Red Hot Internet Publicity, and lunch! (non-members $99). Reserve your place: Rob Spiegel (505) 275-2556, or Karen Villanueva (505) 764-8323,
Oct. 25: "The Value and Care of Out of Print Books," workshop with John Randall, Mesilla, NM.
Oct. 25: DEADLINE: DIY Book Festival Awards. 17 categories, $1500 first prize and ticket to L.A. (323) 665-8080
Nov. 5-9: Tony Hillerman Writers Conference: "Focus on Mystery" in Albuquerque., (505) 471-1565.
Nov. 21: N.M. Book Awards Banquet, Albuquerque. Tickets $36 (before Oct. 15), $46 afterwards. Paul Rhetts, (505) 344-9382.
Nov. 21-23: Book Sale Emporium at State Fairgrounds. Sign up by Sept. 15 to get reduced rates to show and sell your titles. See
+ 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 In September Connie features works by Rudolfo Anaya, Martha Egan, Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz, and Dave de Witt. You can find the program you want online by searching MP3 Archives, Write on Four Corners.
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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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