Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Calendar Highlights
It's membership renewal time
NMBA's new membership year begins September 1. You will be able renew online, or look for a form and envelope in the next issue of Libro. Be sure to renew, because we have a lot in store for you in the 2011-2012 year. The NMBA board of directors met in July for a planning retreat, and we have many great ideas to roll out in the months ahead. Topic areas include:
• a chance to meet and speak with an Amazon representative
• copyrights & permissions panel
• Scott Flora (SPANNET) will present a workshop on developing a marketing plan
• expanded book catalog
• advertising opportunities for members
• and much, much more
NMBA Networking Luncheon
So many of you turned out in July that we decided not to take a break—we'll hold our next Networking Luncheon on Friday, August 12, at our office: 805 Early Street, C205. Check out the Google map on our website.

The livin' is easy
It's summertime, and the calendar is as light as the breezes. But we know many of you have events in the works, and we'd like you to submit them to the calendar. Simply go to our website and fill out the form. Don't forget to include the location of your event in the main description and remember: the deadline for submission of news and events to Libro is August 15.

August Calendar of Events
Saturday, August 6
SWW Program: Fiction Craft Q&A with Joe Badal (10:00 a.m. to noon)
Joe Badal, a multi-published fiction author, will discuss fiction craft, but he wants to cover the craft questions that are most important to SWW members. So, Joe will take your questions and frame his presentation around those questions that are most frequently asked. Members can email their questions to Joe at josephbadalbooks@aol.com or Gail Rubin at gail_rubin@comcast.net. SWW programs are held at the New Life Presbyterian Church, 5540 Eubank NE in Albuquerque. You can park on the dirt hill directly east of New Life Church for additional parking spots.

Sunday, August 7
Author Nina Brown's Gathering Of Golden Dolphins (1:00 pm - 4:00 pm)
A new era of alchemy has begun, the Age of the Golden Dolphins. Nina Brown, author of Return of Love to Planet Earth: Memoir of a Reluctant Visionary, invites you to a gathering and discussion of golden dolphin awareness as an incubator for human divinity awareness. The return of the golden dolphin frequency to humanity activates the highest vibration of your higher self. The time has come to embrace your wholeness and to declare your divinity, for it is now safe to do so.

A monthly Gathering of Golden Dolphins will be held on the first Sunday of the month, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm, in the Skylight Room at Bishop’s Lodge Ranch Resort (5 min. from the Plaza); www.bishopslodge.com. $10 per gathering; RSVP required: Nina Brown nina@crystalsinger.com.

Friday, August 12
NMBA Networking Luncheon (11:30 am - 1:00 pm)
Come to our office, 805 Early Street, Bldg. C, Room 205, to join in discussions of interest to all book people. Contact Mary Neighbour, office@nmbook.org.

NMBA Board Meeting (1:30 pm - 3:30 pm)
Follows the Networking Luncheon at NMBA. Board meetings are open to the public.

Sunday, August 14
The Unobservable Universe - Talk And Book Signing Event (2:00 pm - 3:30 pm)
At Blue Eagle Metaphysical Emporium
Award-winning scientist and local author Scott M. Tyson will present his interactive talk, “Illuminating the Mind-Body-Universe Experience.” He will speak about the nature of perception and the role of the individual observer as discussed in his new book, The Unobservable Universe: A Paradox-Free Framework for Understanding the Universe. The thoughts he shares are sure to alter the relationship between your inner self and the world around you. In his book, Tyson overcomes paradoxes new and old to reveal the fundamental nature of the universe and complete humanity’s quest for The Theory of Everything.

The Unobservable Universe takes readers on an exciting 2,500-year journey through which they can comprehend all the phenomena in the universe. This enlightening and entertaining book unravels the mysteries with which humanity has been grappling for millennia; offers insight into the past, present, and future of the universe; and outlines a solid basis for future cosmological research in a passionate page-turner that never loses its readers or its credibility.

Tyson’s provocatively bold and compelling theories − supported by scientific evidence, real-life anecdotes, down-to-earth humor and a contagious passion for his subject − translate quantum physics into a comprehensible framework for all cosmology readers to examine, explore and contemplate, propelling them toward a new paradigm of greater awareness and understanding of the universe, and revealing the underlying Theory of Everything.

Presented in Tyson’s usual lively, upbeat style, this event promises to provide a riveting and entertaining evening. Book signings will be held following the talk. Refreshments will be served. Special offer: Attendees who purchase the book from Blue Eagle Metaphysical Emporium before or during the event will receive a complimentary copy of either the eBook or audio book edition of The Unobservable Universe (valued at $9.99 or $24.99 respectively).
Blue Eagle Metaphysical Emporium 2422 Juan Tabo Boulevard NE Albuquerque; (505) 298-3682; blueeaglenews@aol.com; http://blueeaglemetaphysical.com/index.html.

Tuesday, August 16
SWW Program: Research for Writers with Ed Eisenberg (7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.)
SWW programs are held at the New Life Presbyterian Church, 5540 Eubank NE in Albuquerque. You can park on the dirt hill directly east of New Life Church for additional parking spots. Contact: gail_rubin@comcast.net.

For more event listings, please visit www.nmbook.org.
NMBA is a New Mexico nonprofit organization serving all book professionals.

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Connie Gotsch www.conniegotsch.com Host Write On Four Corners KSJE FM, Farmington NM www.ksje.com Author two award winning youth novels ‘Belle’s Star,’ and ‘Belle’s trial,’ based on the life of a real dog and written from her point of view. Available from Artemesia Press at http://www.apbooks.net and amazon.com, and Anazon,com Belle’s Star was a New Mexico BookAward in 2009 and 2010; First Place for Juvenile Fiction New Mezxico Press Women and National Federation of Press Women Communication Contests 2010’ Silver Mom’s Choice Award 2010.
Belle’s Trial’ won First Place for Juvenile Fiction in the 2011 New Mexico Press Press Women’s Commuication Contest, and a Silver Mom’s Choice Award for 2011. The book received an Eric Hoffer Award nomination for 2011.

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