Monday, September 19, 2011

The Corrales Historical Society will feature authors, publishers, journalists, and collectors, Barbe Awalt and Paul Rhetts, speaking about “New Mexico Art & Culture: Santos, Balloons, Food & History.” Owners of one of the largest book publishing companies in New Mexico and Tradicion Revista Magazine, Awalt and Rhetts have an expertise in New Mexican Hispanic santos and have taken their collection all over the country. They have recently published the award-winning official Balloon Fiesta book The World Comes To Albuquerque. Awalt and Rhetts also received the Mother Teresa Award for their furthering of New Mexico Hispanic art and culture.
The talk takes place Thursday, September 22, at 7pm, in the Old San Isidro Church – 966 Old Church Road and is free and open to the public. Awalt and Rhetts will bring some of their santos for display and some of their books for sale including the recent Contemporary Hispanic Market 25th Anniversary and the Centennial Grant book, New Mexico Biographical Histories, by Don Bullis.
For information call 505/344-9382 or go to
Connie Gotsch Host Write On Four Corners KSJE FM, Farmington NM 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 and, 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.

Sept. 2011 Casa de Snap Dragon Publishers released a reprint of Gotsch’s novel for adult, Snap Me a Future as an ebook at

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