Friday, September 23, 2011

New Mexico Book Awards Finalists

Finalists in 2011 New Mexico Book Awards
The Finalists in 2011 New Mexico Book Awards were announced today at the regular monthly meeting of the New Mexico Book Coop, a not-for-profit organization serving authors and book publishers. Finalists have been selected in thirty-six categories ranging from children's and parenting/family issues books to romance and science fiction and New Mexico history. One hundred and eighty-four books were selected as finalists this year, about the same number as last year. But entries in this year's program were about double those of last year. This is the fifth year for the New Mexico Book Awards.
The complete list of finalists can be downloaded by CLICKING HERE.
The winners will be announced at the annual Awards Banquet on November 18 at the MCM Elegante Hotel in Albuquerque, NM.
The New Mexico Book Awards is organized by The New Mexico Book Co-op and Category sponsors include: Alamosa Books, Archdiocese of Santa Fe, Artemesia Publishing, AZRO Press, Bookworks, Friends of the Albuquerque/Bernalillo Co Public Library, Hope Kiah-Santa Fe Web Design, Humanist Society of New Mexico, LithExcel Communication, LPD Press & Rio Grande Books, Miche Bags New Mexico, Museum of New Mexico Foundation, New Mexico Book Association, New Mexico Breeze Newspaper, New Mexico Business Weekly, New Mexico Centennial Office, New Mexico Coalition for Literacy,, ReadWest, Rio Rancho Public Library, Santa Fe Public Library, Southwest Writers, Sunbelt Shows, Sunstone Press, TradiciĆ³n Revista Magazine, Treasure House Books & Gifts, University of New Mexico Press, WalMart, Word Harvest Writers Conference, and Zimmermann Library (University of New Mexico).
New Mexico Book Co-op 925 Salamanca NW Los Ranchos, NM 87107
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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