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Booknanza is back


Bulletin report

The Las Cruces Writers is holding a Booknanza Signing and Sale noon-3 p.m. Saturday, July 8, at Mesilla Valley Mall, 700 S. Telshor Blvd., the group said in a news release.

Participating writers will offer many new books this year, the news release said.

The authors are

  • School psychologist Desiree Bustamantes, signing “Tell Me About You!” a children’s book about navigating life;
  • Janie Franz will sign her murder mystery and adventure novel, “Handful of Dirt”;
  • Rosemary Matos will sign her novel “Promises From Cuba,” which is set against the backdrop of the Cuban revolution;
  • David Osterhout will sign his memoir “OINK, Only In North Korea,” based on true events in the 1980s;
  • Susan Elaine Pfeiffer will sign “Trouble on the Horizon”;
  • Donnell Ann Bell will be signing “Black Pearl,” a cold case suspense;
  • Michael DeMers will sign “Young Vandear.”
  • Fred Pilcher will be on site with “Agatha the Beloved Queen”;
  • Michael McDonald-Low with Frank Mantua wrote “Deviant Identities”;
  • Veterinarian Jim Humphreys, who will sign his book, “My Friends Walk Barefoot,” which details experiences from his practice in southeast New Mexico;
  • And Michael S. Potts will sign “Robert Straight,” part of the “Straights of Thistlekirk” series.

The book signing is open to everyone, including those interested in joining the writers’ group.

The Las Cruces Writers are a group of authors and aspiring authors.  Some are published writers, others are actively working on a project, while others are ready and anxious to begin writing. The group’s mission statement is, “writers helping writers.”  LCW meets at the Good Samaritan on the second Thursday of each month from 1:30 to 3:30pm. The monthly agendas vary from: an opportunity for a writer to have his or her piece critiqued, to a round table Q and A discussion, to presentations by published authors on a variety of subjects regarding writing, editing, publishing, and marketing your book. LCW also hosts two annual book signings at the Mesilla Valley Mall. Annual dues are $25. Anyone wishing to join may do so by logging onto the website: lascruceswritersgroup.org or by simply attending the next meeting. 

Las Cruces Booknanza