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V.25 No.16 | 04/21/2016

Literature

Academic Turned Mystery Master at Page 1

Robert D. Kidera, former academic, will be at Page 1 Books at 3pm on Sunday, May 8, to talk about and sign his second mystery novel, Get Lost: Gabe McKenna Book 2.

The book is described as such: "What do you do when the dead come back and your loved ones disappear? All Gabe McKenna wanted was a new floor for his barn. What he got was seven corpses, all long dead. Seven rich men, missing from New York. One of his closest childhood friends is gunned down in an Albuquerque casino. After escaping two attempts on his own life and with time running out, McKenna must uncover the connection and prevent his loved ones from joining the growing ranks of the dead. From New Mexico to New York to a lonely cliff once home to an ancient people, McKenna struggles against a bloodthirsty criminal enterprise for whom money matters more than any man’s life."

Kidera’s debut novel, Red Gold, received the Tony Hillerman Award for Best Fiction of 2015, and won Best Mystery of 2015, and Best eBook at the New Mexico/Arizona Book Awards. Red Gold is the first novel in the Gabe McKenna Mystery series. After an early fling in the motion picture industry, and a long and successful career in academia, Kidera retired in 2010. With his desire to play major league baseball no longer a realistic dream, he chose to fulfill his other lifelong ambition and became a writer. He is a member of Southwest Writers, Sisters in Crime, and the International Thriller Writers organizations. The author lives in Albuquerque with his wife Annette and two cats. He has two daughters, a grandson and granddaughter.

Page One Books is located at 5850 Eubank NE, Suite B-41, in Albuquerque's Mountain Run Shopping Center (southeast corner of Eubank and Juan Tabo). The Kidera event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 294-2026 or visit www.page1book.com.

Literature

Former ABQ Reporter Visits Page 1

Gerald Moore, former Albuquerque Tribune reporter, will be at Page One Books at 4pm on Saturday, April 30, to talk about and sign his non-fiction effort, LIFE Story: The Education of an American Journalist.

The book is described as such: "Before Americans got their news from television, they got it from LIFE, the weekly magazine that set the standard for photojournalism. In LIFE Story, Gerald Moore, a writer and editor who worked at the magazine in the last glory years before TV made it obsolete, recalls the dizzying excitement and glamour of LIFE's fast-moving, powerful approach to spreading the news. Moore covered the major stories of the late 1960s and early 1970s: LSD, assassinations, the 1968 Democratic convention in Chicago, the McCarthy campaign, urban riots, the My Lai massacre, and the beginnings of feminism. His story offers a wonderful look back at the good and the bad old days of journalism."

Moore joined the staff of LIFE at the age of 27. Before that, he was a philosophy student at the University of NM who became a nighttime police officer and then a reporter at The Albuquerque Tribune in the 1960s, both jobs teaching him the tools of his trade. At LIFE magazine, he was a leading reporter, bureau chief, and eventually an editor. When LIFE ended publication as a weekly magazine in December of 1972, Moore turned to freelance magazine writing. His articles appeared in People, Saturday Evening Post, Reader’s Digest, Families, Horticulture and other national magazines. Moore lives in Hudson, N.Y., and Chapel Hill, N.C.

Page One Books is located at 5850 Eubank NE, Suite B-41, in Albuquerque's Mountain Run Shopping Center (southeast corner of Eubank and Juan Tabo). The Moore event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 294-2026 or visit www.page1book.com.

V.25 No.9 | 03/03/2016

Literature

Bibliophiles Unite!

Search the papery wares at the Albuquerque Antiquarian Book Fair.
V.23 No.27 | 7/3/2014

Get Lit

When Pop Culture Meets War

Two new novels make New Mexico the testing ground

After warfare

Out There

Via either boy-meets-drone or boy-meets-Gabriel García Márquez, these two novels grapple with difficulties from PTSD to moral choice.
V.19 No.19 | 5/13/2010

Books

America’s Next Top Author

Appropriately enough, frequently delusional ex-model Tyra Banks has just announced that she’s about to become the author of a fantasy novel. The book—which will be published by Tyra’s own company Bankable Books—is called ... wait for it ... Modelland. According to Tyra’s official website, the story “happens in a make-believe place” where “every girl in the world wants to go” because that’s where the “Intoxibellas” are trained. Tyra assures us these Intoxibellas are “drop-dead beautiful, kick-butt fierce and, yeah, maybe they have some powers too.” Tyra, trying get all dishy, says that many of the characters “are based on the real people in my life as well as some of the models I’ve known.” So, to summerize, Tyra Banks is writing a fantasy novel about a mystical land full of awesome cool supermodels. If you’re curious, you can find out more info here.