Friday, October 14, 2011

nM Book CoOp News

Halloween Holiday Howl at the Barn in Los Ranchos – Saturday, October 29
Though there was no Lavender in the Village this summer, the Barn in Los Ranchos, just north of Albuquerque, is the setting for a spooky, Saturday afternoon for the whole family on October 29. Visit with some of New Mexico’s most important, local writers and artists. The event has local books, foods, jewelry, soaps, art, and is a fundraiser and awareness project for ReadWest Literacy. There will be bargains, new titles, and arts.
Authors signing books include: historian and New Mexico Centennial Author Don Bullis at 11am signing "New Mexico Historical Biographies" and his other books; Loretta Hall signing at 9am her new book "Out of This World" and "Underground Buildings;" Jerry Davis will be signing his new book on "Michigan Barns" all day.
Other crafts include jewelry by Gertrude Zachary and the yarn necklaces of Kathy Barco. Santos by Charlie Carrillo and the pottery by Debbie Carrillo will be featured.
Los Ranchos’ favorite was Tony Hillerman and his daughter Anne will be one of the local authors. Her book, "The Gardens of Santa Fe," photographed by her husband Don Strel is a Finalist for this year’s New Mexico Book Awards. The Winners will be announced November 18. The Los Ranchos store, New Mexico Food & Gift Showcase will have tempting foods made in New Mexico. Slim Randles will be available to sign copies of his new book "A Cowboy’s Guide To Growing Up Right." His other book "Sweetgrass Morning" and "A Cowboy’s Guide" are both Finalists for the New Mexico Book Awards this year.
No book show would be complete without an appearance by Travelin’ Jack – the unofficial dog governor of New Mexico. He will paw-tograph copies of his new book "From Shelter to Star." Jack’s book is also a Finalist for this year’s New Mexico Book Awards.
Sci-Fi and tales of the dark side by David Corwell and Kirt Hickman will have plenty to stimulate your Halloween mood. Laughing Turtle Soap will have a gift selection. Stampin’ Up will have handcrafted ornaments. Melody Groves will have her new book "Hoist a Cold One" about the historic bars of the Southwest. Jonathan Miller will have his series of books set in New Mexico. Artemesia Publishing will have books for kids, young adults, and even art by Jerry Davis. Other authors include: Rob Kresge, Michael Arkin, Dolores Valdez de Pong, Jaima Chavalier, Hank Bruce, Tomi Falk, Jack Hudson, Gary Wilson, Jean Nevin, Joanne Bodin, Hana Samek Norton, Roger Long, Cynthia Davis, and many more. Karen Villanueva and Author Services will have many local titles.
The Barn Halloween Holiday Howl is open 8am to 3pm and is free. The Barn is located at 6718 Rio Grande Blvd. next to the Village of Los Ranchos firestation. Come early and enjoy the Grower’s Market and parking is right at the Barn.
October 13, 2011
Contact: Paul Rhetts 505/344-9382
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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