Posts Tagged ‘new mexico history’

I am happy to announce that my novel, RETURN TO ABO, will soon be released in paperback and e-book by University of New Mexico Press. This story of three generations of women living and struggling together on a ranch in dry, dusty central New Mexico was a finalist for the WILLA Award for Contemporary Western Women’s Fiction from Women Writing the West.

Abo Ruins, outside Mountainair, New Mexico

Set in the geographic and emotional heart of New Mexico, RETURN TO ABO tells the tale of Maggie, who is drawn back to the tiny home town she fled twenty years earlier to confront her crusty homesteader mother, the boyfriend who broke her heart, the harsh land she loves, and her tangled relationship with her rebellious teenage daughter. In these pages, the personal histories of the characters are entwined with the authentic history of the people of New Mexico. As Maggie discovers the secrets of her past, she grows beyond the beliefs that have driven her away, to build a future for her family and for the land that is her home.

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Calling all miners, ranchers, railroaders, educators, artists, history buffs and those who care about celebrating the history of Raton during the upcoming New Mexico Centennial. A community committee to plan and coordinate events and activities is needed. If you have ideas and interest in participating, or know someone who might, please sign up at the Shuler Theater to be notified of the next meeting, or call 445-2243.

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All are invited to: Tales They Told: New Mexico Women’s Journals, 10 am, Saturday, March 6, 2010 at the Old Pass Gallery, 145 So. First St., Raton – for what I promise will be a morning of intriguing storytelling; getting to know some of the most interesting characters you never learned about in school (the ladies who made New Mexico history); and wonderful discussions about the ways their guts and gumption speak to us today. (more…)

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