Friday, September 4, 2009

New Mexico Book CoOp News

September 4, 2009
September Lunch Meeting
The next lunch meeting of the NM Book Coop will be on Friday, September 18, 11:30 a.m. at Golden Corral Buffet, 3401 NW Hwy 528 (just west of the intersection of Coors and Alameda) Cost is $7.49 plus tax and tip. Call 505/344-9382 or email to reserve a seat.
To help support the Title I Program at St. John's Cathedral we are asking that everyone please bring a box of individually wrapped snack bars to the meeting as a donation.

People's Choice Award
The New Mexico Book Awards are getting ready to announce the Finalists in all the categories and now we have to find out one more award. In the past it was called the People’s Choice Award but we are trying something different this year. Every member of the NM Book Co-op will have a chance to vote.
The guidelines are simple:
1. The book must be a New Mexican author or,
2. The book must be published by a New Mexican publisher or,
3. The majority of the book must take place in New Mexico and,
4. The book can be written and published at any time.
5. AND your vote has to be sent by email to by September 15, 2009.
Past winners of the People’s Choice Award were Bless Me Ultima & Milagro Beanfield War and are not eligible.
Thanks for your help and stay tuned for the 2009 New Mexico Book Awards Winners.

Friends of New Mexico Books Award Recipients Announced
The New Mexico Book Co-op has announced its honorary awards to be given at the 3rd Annual New Mexico Book Awards Banquet November 20, 2009, at the MCM Elegante Hotel in Albuquerque. The Friends of New Mexico Books are: Michael McGarrity, Joe Sando, and Howard Bryan. The Friend of New Mexico Authors Award goes to Joe Wesbrook.
Michael McGarrity lives in Santa Fe and is most know for his novel Tularosa. He has since written many books and has won the New Mexico Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. He often lectures at the Hillerman Conference.
Joe Sando lives in Albuquerque but is also very attached to the Jemez Pueblo and the Sun Clan. He has be instrumental in encouraging Native American writers and it speaking on Native American history. He wrote Popé among many other books.
Howard Bryan lives in Albuquerque. He has written Albuquerque Remembered and received Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts in 1994. He also won the Spur Award from Western Writers of America for Incredible Elfego Baca. He was a journalist for 42 years.
Joe Wesbrook was the Marketing Manager at the University of New Mexico Press and now works part time at Bookworks in Albuquerque. He first love is New Mexico books and bees. He has spoken at the New Mexico Book Co-op.
Come to the banquet to honor these great authors and supporters of New Mexico books and watch the winners in all 35 categories be announced.

Tickets for the New Mexico Book Awards Banquet
It may sound like we are rushing it, but the banquet for the 2009 NM Book Awards is set for Friday, November 20 at the MCM Elegante Hotel in Albuquerque. Once again we expect that all the tickets for this gala event will sell out pretty quickly. So if you want to help honor this year's winners as well as be present when the winners are announced make a reservation today.
The price is $38.00 per person if you sign up by September 20. After that date it goes up to $48.00 per person. (As we have to guarantee the count at the event, there will be no refunds.)
Sign Up Now Before It Is All Sold Out! Click HERE!
The finalists for the 2009 awards program will be announced later this month.

Rio Rancho Book Fair SOLD OUT!
The Holiday Fair at the Rio Rancho Inn on Saturday, November 7, 10am to 4pm in the Ballroom, is sold out!!!
This will definitely be the largest book selling event of the year!
To get more information onthe Book Fair, CLICK HERE!

Celebrate Reading NM's Anniversary
Please join and the Taylor Ranch Branch of the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Public Library System for a reception honoring more than160 books written by New Mexico authors. The books have been reviewed by, the only website that reviews only New Mexico books (by author or subject). The organization is celebrating its first year in operation. The reception will be held at the Taylor Ranch Library, 5700 Bogart NW (Unser and Montano), on Saturday, September 12, 2009 from 10:30 AM to 12 PM.
Refreshments will be served. For additional information, please contact Sabra Brown Steinsiek at (505) 260-1837.

Rio Rancho Historical Society Launched
The Rio Rancho Public Library and the Local History Collection are proud to present Don Bullis discussing Rio Rancho: Its Place in New Mexico on Saturday, September 19, at the Loma Colorado Main Library, 755 Loma Colorado Drive NE. The event will start with a presentation by author Don Bullis at 10:30am in the Library Auditorium. There is no charge to attend.
For more information about the program or the Rio Rancho Historical Society, please contact the Local History Librarian, Dawn Hite, at 891-5013, Ext. 3041, or email

Enter Your Material for New Book Project
Voices of New Mexico -- An Anthology for the Centennial Celebration of New Mexico
Entry deadline for inclusion in this new book is December 31. Theme is "Voices of New Mexico."
Essay submissions have to have some aspect of New Mexico, funny, history, biography, life in New Mexico, fiction, nonfiction. Suggestions: What was it like growing up in New Mexico? Why are New Mexicans/Santa Feans/Albuquerqueans different? Why are aliens so Roswell? A New Mexico character in New Mexico history. Why do we like green/red chile? Why were the Native Americans and Hispanics so important to New Mexico? Do you have a favorite family cuento? Do you have to get up early to enjoy the Balloon Fiesta, Indian or Spanish Markets? What part of living in New Mexico hasn’t been done to death? Entry Information ($10 fee per entry) is available HERE!

Upcoming Calendar
September 18 - Coop lunch
September 24-26 - Mountains & Plains Booksellers meeting
September 26 -- Women Authors Fair at Museum Hill, Santa Fe
October 23 - Coop lunch
November 7 -- Rio Rancho Book Fair
November 20 - NM Book Awards banquet
December 11 - Coop Holiday Party
December 31 - Voices Anthology deadline

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!

And now out! Belle’s Star,’ a youth novel from Artemesia Press at and, and through your local book store.

No comments: