Monday, September 19, 2011



NMBA'S new membership year begins September 1. Everyone delighted with words and interested in publication, book art or the literary professions is invited to join. We also welcome out-of-state members.

• First-time members $50
• Renewal dues $65; add $20 to include a partner
• If you are a member, and you sign up a new member, you get to renew for $50 as well
• Institutional dues $65
How to renew or apply:
• Go online to
• Complete your secure online registration, or print out the membership application and send it in along with your check made out to New Mexico Book Association to New Mexico Book Association, P.O. Box 1285, Santa Fe, NM 87504
Renewal Deadline is September 30. (New members may apply any time, but applying now gives you a full year of benefits.)


Also of Interest

Red Mountain Press celebrates the publication of

Drawing the Line ~ A Passionate Life by Susan Gardner.

Sunday, September 25 at 3:00 p.m. at Bookworks, 4022 Rio Grande Blvd NW, Ste H, Albuquerque


And Coming in October--Understanding & Managing Social Media

Another presentation in our professional development program will give us a good glimpse into Facebook and Twitter, how they work, and why these Internet phenomena have become such powerful marketing tools.
• Tuesday, October 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
• St. Bede's Episcopal Church on W. San Mateo off St. Francis Dr. in Santa Fe
• Presenters: Jan Zimmerman (author of Web Marketing for Dummies) and Joan Sotkin (gives workshops about Facebook, Twitter, blogs, website development and Internet marketing)
• Cost: $20 at the door or pay online at

Deadline for Nov/Dec LIBRO is OCT. 15. Go to to submit all events. Click on the Calendar and Event Submission Form; then follow the prompts.

For more event listings, please visit NMBA is New Mexico's only nonprofit serving all book professionals.
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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