Mark your calendar for Saturday, November 19, from noon to four pm: George Pintar and his faithful sidekick, Chile Charlie, will be at the Mesilla Valley Mall. Pintar will have ten of his latest books available for purchase. George will autograph each book.
George Pintar is a local author who authors stories about famous and near-famous New Mexico characters like Billy the Kid, places like Madrid, and events like The Great American Duck Races in Deming, New Mexico.
These books are fabulous presents for loved ones, friends, or relatives. But, of course, you will want to read it first.…
Join Tanya Dawson at Barnes & Noble books this Saturday. She will be signing her book and representing the Young Adult Fantasy/Adventure genre.
Check out LCW’s Susan Pfeiffer’s newest book, Trouble on the Horizon, now available on Amazon.
Be there! Here are the coordinates and agenda:
Good Samaritan Village in the Creative Arts Room, 3011 Buena Vida Circle
1:30-3:30 PM, 13 OCT 2022
Executive staff will meet 30 minutes early
- Welcome new members
- Report on Seminars and plans for next year’s seminars
- Report on finances
- Discuss all the awards received by members
- Discuss the December 10th book signing at the mall
- Readings and discussion by Sarah and Gretchen
- Agenda for January 2023.
Join Janie Franz as she signs copies of her novel, Handful of Dirt, at COAS Books on October 8th. Listen for announcements on KRWG radio, too. Here’s a flyer:
Las Cruces Writers just keeps scoring wins! Efrem Carrasco’s short story, “Singer from the Other Side,” is the Grand Prize winner of Desert Exposure Magazine’s 2022 Writing Prize. You can check it out on page 17 of the electronic version of the magazine, here.
Las Cruces Writers is thrilled that our own Fenton Kay has won Honorable Mention for his poem, “Rainstorm in Juarez,” from Desert Exposure magazine! I can’t publish it here because it is slated for the November/December issue of the magazine, but I give you a consolation poem from Fenton about rain in the desert:
Winter storm torrents –
Rain-soaked earth brings a lily
To the summer’s kiln.…
Las Cruces Writers is thrilled to announce that Lisa Lucca has won the Southwest Book Design and Production Award from the New Mexico Book Association for her book Ashes to Ink in the LGBTQ category!
September Writers Class: Character Development
Saturday, September 24, 2022
2:00 pm – 4:00pm
“Anyone can create a character, but the development of a strong, three-dimensional character . . . that’s an act of a true writer.”
Who Should Take This Class?
- Writers of Fiction and/or Memoirs.
- Those who wish to improve their Story Writing Skills.
You Will Learn:
- Types of Characters
- The Purpose of Character Types
- How to Create Characters
- How to Use Characters, When to Use Them, Where to Use Them, and most importantly, Why.
- The Use of Tools for Creating Better, Interesting Characters.
Bring Paper and Pen—for your notes.
Good Sam, Building E 3045 Buena Vida Circle
The building in front of Bus and Handicap Parking, next to the building where we hold the LCW meetings—first room to the right.
How to Attend
Members should email Efrem directly to get on the list. Non-members can join and get instant access!…
LCW’s own Fenton Kay will be signing books at COAS on October 1st from 10AM to noon. You can find his latest book from the Carol Montgomery series on Amazon. Here’s the lowdown:
Carol Montgomery, Ph.D. structural engineer and witch, has a contract to evaluate three 100-year or more old adobes. One of them has a dormer loft. The house contains a haunt, say the neighbors who claim to hear piano music and see a strange flickering light in the loft at night. The old woman that built the house is said to be the haunt, and she loved to play the piano at night for her roomers and family, according to local folk stories. Carol, Ami, and Carol’s telepathic cat familiar, Rogue, visit the place at night and hear the music but see no lights. Carol decides to place trail cameras in the building to find out what is happening. Carol’s cameras reveal an old man’s presence and a piano player. The videos from the cameras show the old man chanting and burning sage upstairs by the light of a flickering oil lamp and a hooded person playing the piano. The old man enters and exits through a tiny trench. Rogue decides to spend a night in the house to discover what is happening and takes Timmy, Ami’s cat, with her. The cats meet the old man, get charmed by the piano music and the sage smoke, and learn what is going on, but not without Timmy getting