Terry Nichols, The Dreaded Cliff: Ordinary Packrat, Extraordinary Adventure. Terry talks about the real life incident that inspired this middle grade book full of adventure, animal characters, and facts.
Neill McKee, Guns and Gods in My Genes: a 15,000 Mile Search Through Four Centuries of History, to the Mayflower. McKee’s memoir and tracing his family roots reads like a novel full of interesting characters.
Elva Österreich, The Manhattan Project Trinity Test: Witnessing the Bomb in New Mexico. Elva’s career as a journalist introduced her to a number of people with remarkable stories of the first nuclear test in New Mexico
Ray John de Aragón, Eerie New Mexico and New Mexico’s Stolen Lands: A History of Racism, Fraud, and Deceit. Ray John talks about these two very different books, but both coming from a historical perspective.
Larry Kilham, Destiny Strikes Twice: James L. Breese, Aviator and Inventor. This biography of Larry’s grandfather tells of a creative inventor who lived for years in Santa Fe.
February 17: Jack Yerby, The Mystery of the Lost Will. This young adult mystery is based on the Nancy Drew Mysteries of old, with deeper character development and set in New Mexico.
W. Michael Farmer, The Odyssey of Geronimo: Twenty-Three Years a Prisoner of War, A Novel. Michael saw parallels between Geronimo’s life and the Trojan War as shown in this novel, written in first person Geronimo’s voice.
Catalina Claussen, Holding on to Hope and Being Home: A Southwestern Almanac. Catalina talks about how her neighbors and the plight of undocumented people inspired Holding on to Hope, and how Garrison Keillor was the model for Being Home.
In Dangerous Crossing, Doug handles such issues as drug smuggling, human trafficking and illegal sports betting. He talks about how Maravilla is a very different book.
Robert tells about his private detective, Howard Moon Deer and the sixth book in this series.