Tuesday, February 2, 2010

New Mexico Book Association News


Attention all publishers, book designers and producers, editors, and authors: your entries may now be submitted until March 19, 2010 to be considered for the Southwest Book Design & Production Awards for Excellence! Choose your best-looking books published in 2008 and 2009 and send them to us now; you don’t need to be an NMBA member to qualify! All details and the entry form are on the www.nmbook.org website. Contact Jim Mafchir with questions: (505) 988-7214, westernedge@santa-fe.net.


1. Moonbeam Children's Book Awards - Early-Bird Entry deadline Feb. 13: Now is the time to enter your award-worthy children's book into the fourth annual Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards, honoring the year's best children’s books, authors, and illustrators. The program accepts entries with 2009 or 2010 copyrights or with release dates between January 1, 2009 and August 21, 2010. Entry is open to authors, illustrators, and publishers of children’s books written in English or Spanish and intended for the North American market. These awards bring an opportunity for recognition to independent authors and publishers who have a hard time breaking through to win library association awards like the Newbery and Caldecott.
Early-bird entry fee is $75 per title, per category (until Feb. 13), with increases to $85 and then $95 as the final deadline of August 21 approaches.
Online entry form: https://secure.independentpublisher.com/secure/moonbeam/entry.php.
Download a PDF of guidelines and entry form: http://www.moonbeamawards.com/MoonbeamGuidelines.pdf.
Questions? Contact Jim Barnes, Awards Director, 1-800-644-0133 x1011; email: jimb@bookpublishing.com.

2. MPIBA Regional Book Awards - call for nominations: The deadline for nominations for the Mountains & Plains Independent Booksellers Association’s Regional Book Awards is February 26. Eligible titles must have been published in calendar year 2009, and their content must deal substantially with the MPIBA region, i.e., Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Wyoming. (The authors' place of residence is immaterial for this award.) Booksellers, publishers, sales reps, wholesalers, and authors all may nominate titles. For details, visit: www.mountainsplains.org, or email: lisa@mountainsplains.org.
3. Border Book Festival. The 2010 dates are now April 8-11 and the theme is Shooting Stars. Our theme, Shooting Stars, celebrates the luminous beauty and spirit that is to be found in life, at once transitory, incandescent and meaningful. Our children, our youth and our elderly are the shooting stars of our lives illuminating the shimmering trajectory of our days. Our format for the event has changed, for further information: bbf@borderbookfestival.com

February 2010 Book Events in New Mexico
• Feb. 5: Annie McNaughton hosts Taos area High School poets, SOMOS, Taos Center for the Arts, 133 Paseo del Pueblo Norte, Taos, 7pm-9pm, (575) 758-0081, somos@somostaos.org, www.somostaos.org.
• Feb. 6: IWWG-and-Friends Luncheon, RSVP needed, place to be determined, 11:30am, (505) 473-3479, lozarpaula@cs.com.
• Feb. 7: Bookworks Author Fair—Nancy King's The Stones Speak, Bookworks, 4022 Rio Grande, NW, Albuquerque, 3pm-5pm, (505) 344-8139, events@bkwrks.com, www.bkwrks.com.
• Feb. 12: NMBA Networking Luncheon, at the Book Forum, 826 Camino del Monte Rey, Santa Fe, 11:30am. Free, bring a friend! Paula Lozar, lozarpaula@cs.com. Board meeting follows at 1:15pm.
.• Feb. 12: Sean Murphy/Mirabai Starr/Jenny Bird, Time of New Weather/Love Poems between St. Teresa of Avila & St. John of the Cross/CD Mystic Muse, SOMOS, MDL Meeting Room, Taos, 7pm-9pm, (575) 758-0081, somos@somostaos.org, www.somostaos.org.
• Feb. 19: Carolyn Gage/James Stevens, Parmachene Belle (one act play/poetry), SOMOS, MDL Meeting Room, Taos, 7pm-9pm, (575) 758-0081, somos@somostaos.org, www.somostaos.org.
• Feb. 20: Winter Storytelling with Joe Hayes, Clear Light Book Gallery, 851 W. San Mateo, Santa Fe, NM, 10am -4pm, (505) 989-9590, harmon@clearlightbooks.com, www.clearlightbooks.com/events.
• Feb. 26: dg nanouk Okpik (poetry)/Catherine Strisik (poetry), SOMOS, Caffe Tazza, Taos, 7pm-9pm, (575) 758-0081, somos@somostaos.org, www.somostaos.org.

Author Signings & Readings
• Feb. 4: Anne Hillerman and Don Strel, Tony Hillerman's Landscape: On the Road with Chee and Leaphorn, Free presentation sponsored by Vista Grande Public Library, 14 Avenida Torreon, El Dorado, Santa Fe, 7pm, (505) 466-7323, anne@annehillerman.com, www.annehillerman.com.
• Feb. 8: Nancy Bartlit, Silent Voices of World War II, New Mexico History Museum, 113 Lincoln Ave., Santa Fe, 10am, (505) 476-5200, michaelhice@earthlink.net, www.nmhistorymuseum.org/contacts.php.
• Feb. 12: Jennifer Kitchell, Girl with Skirt of Stars, Collected Works Bookstore, 202 Galisteo St., Santa Fe, NM, 6-8pm, (505) 988-4226, ethosah@charter.net, www.collectedworksbookstore.com.
• Feb. 20: Martha Egan, La Ranfla and Other New Mexico Stories, Authors for Literacy Series, Moriarty Public Library, 202 S. Broadway, Moriarty, NM, 9am, (505) 832-2513, moriartylibrary@yahoo.com, www.moriartylibrary.us.
• Feb. 25: Nancy Bartlit, Silent Voices of World War II, Volcano Vista High School, 12:30pm, (505) 890-0343/Ext. 37274, nathan.sokol@aps.edu, www.NancyBartlit.com.
Please visit NMBA at: www.nmbook.org

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 Belle’s Star (tween novel age 9-12) Artemesia Publishers apbooks.net Winner Mom's Choice Award 2010 Finalist New mexico Book Awards 2010

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