New Reads by New Mexico Authors and Publishers
by Melody Groves, La Frontera Publishing, $19.95 paperback
It’s New Mexico Territory, 1861. Brothers and stagecoach drivers James and Trace Colton are captured by Apaches. One Colton is used as a bargaining chip by the great Apache Chief Cochise to win freedom for his brother, imprisoned by the Army. Tempers rage across the Sonoran Desert, and blood stains the sand.
by Joseph P. Sánchez and Larry Miller, LPD Press/Rio Grande Books, $17.95 paperback, $32.95 hardback
Martineztown has always been a mysterious place. The histories of Albuquerque and large land grants that occupied the valley from Bernalillo to Isleta have long overshadowed the role of Martineztown in the development of Albuquerque. This work brings to light the history of this important part of Downtown.
Karen Walker, Bascom Hill, $14.95 paperback
In her poignant memoir, Walker traces the effects of a loveless home environment and early sexual molestation on her growth, marriage, motherhood and career. Walker loses custody of her child after freeing herself from a bad marriage then journeys toward wholeness by discovering who she is.
by R. Samuel Baty, iUniverse, $19.95 paperback
Footsteps to Forever marches through eight countries to tell its story from both the Allied and German sides, including the most powerful people of its time—though the saga’s heroine is a strong nurse. This book is filled with suspense, romance and human emotions that are as relevant today as they were then.
by Rick Reichman, Central Ave Press, $16.95 paperback
Peppy, penetrating and practical, Reichman’s 20 Things You Must Know to Write a Great Screenplay is a welcome addition to screenwriting literature and any serious screenwriter’s bookshelf. Written in clear, no-nonsense prose, the work overflows with advice that will enhance worthy screenplays regardless of genre.
Compiled by the New Mexico Book Co-op. For more informaion on local authors and their works, visit nmbookcoop.com.