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Darynda and Jeffe return

Darynda Jones & Jeffe Kennedy return to Page 1 Books on May 30th at 3:30pm

We are elated to welcome these two fine local authors back to our store. Darynda will be talking about the highly anticipated Eighth Grave After Dark and Jeffe Kennedy will have the latest in her fantastic series The Talon of the Hawk.

First, let's tell you about the third book in Jeffe Kennedy's Twelve Kingdoms series:


Three daughters were born to High King Uorsin, in place of the son he wanted. The youngest, lovely and sweet. The middle, pretty and subtle, with an air of magic. And the eldest, the Heir. A girl grudgingly honed to leadership, not beauty, to bear the sword and honor of the king.

Ursula’s loyalty is as ingrained as her straight warrior’s spine. She protects the peace of the Twelve Kingdoms with sweat and blood, her sisters from threats far and near. And she protects her father to prove her worth. But she never imagined her loyalty would become an open question on palace grounds. That her father would receive her with a foreign witch at one side and a hireling captain at the other—that soldiers would look on her as a woman, not as a warrior. She also never expected to decide the destiny of her sisters, of her people, of the Twelve Kingdoms and the Thirteenth. Not with her father still on the throne and war in the air. But the choice is before her. And the Heir must lead…

For fans of Darynda Jones' Charley Davidson series, the latest book is sure to give the fans the fix their looking for:

With twelve hellhounds after her, pregnant Charley Davidson takes refuge at the only place she thinks they can’t get to her: the grounds of an abandoned convent. But after months of being cooped up there, Charley is ready to pop. Both metaphorically and literally since she is now roughly the size of a beached whale. Fortunately, a new case has captured her attention, one that involves a murder on the very grounds the team has taken shelter upon. A decades-old murder of the newly-vowed nun she keeps seeing in the shadows is almost enough to pull her out of her doldrums.

Charley’s been forbidden to step foot off the sacred grounds. While the angry hellhounds can’t traverse the consecrated soil, they can lurk just beyond its borders. They have the entire team on edge, especially Reyes. And if Charley didn’t know better, she would swear Reyes is getting sick. He grows hotter with every moment that passes, his heat scorching across her skin every time he’s near, but naturally he swears he’s fine.

While the team searches for clues on the Twelve, Charley just wants answers and is powerless to get them. But the mass of friends they’ve accrued helps. They convince her even more that everyone in her recent life has somehow been drawn to her, as though they were a part of a bigger picture all along. But the good feelings don’t last for long because Charley is about to get the surprise of her crazy, mixed-up, supernatural life…

This event is free and open to the public.

Arcadia Publishing & The History Press present

Page 1 Books welcomes
Author Richard Melzer on
Sunday, May 31st at 2pm

to share his book: Legendary Locals
from Arcadia Publishing and The History Press

Spanish settlers founded Albuquerque in 1706, making it the third of only four villas (towns) in colonial New Mexico. Located in the Rio Abajo along a wide turn on the Rio Grande, the settlement developed from a small farming community into New Mexico's largest, most modern city. Many notable men and women participated in this remarkable growth, lending their talents and sacrificing their time, energy, and sometimes their very lives. Dozens of these legendary figures are portrayed in this unique book, with chapters devoted to those who played important roles in politics and diplomacy; the military; law and order; religion and education; art and literature; culture and entertainment; business and tourism; health, science, technology, and space; and sports. A final chapter describes several of Albuquerque's sung and unsung heroes. The result is a collage of a Western city filled with diversity, tradition, and cultural pride.

Author Bio: Richard Melzer is a professor of history at the University of New Mexico's Valencia Campus. He is an award-winning author of many books, including two previous Arcadia publications: Fred Harvey Houses of the Southwest and Sanatoriums of New Mexico.

This event is free and open to the public.

Local Author Fair

Join us for a Local Author Fair
on June 6th from 11am-1pm.

We will host three Local Author Fairs this year:
June 6th & October 3rd.

Authors are invited to bring their books to promote independently and sell at Page 1 Books' Local Authors Fair. The event will take place on Page 1 Books' front sidewalk underneath the shopping center's upstairs balcony, weather permitting. Page 1 Books will provide tables and chairs as usual.

This event is free and open to the public.

The Great Anne Hillerman Arrives!

Local Author Anne Hillerman will discuss
Rock with Wings on Sunday, June 7th at 2:30pm

Navajo Tribal cops Jim Chee and Bernadette Manuelito, and their mentor, the legendary Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn, investigate two perplexing cases in this exciting Southwestern mystery from the New York Times bestselling author of Spider Woman’s Daughter.

Doing a good deed for a relative offers the perfect opportunity for Sergeant Jim Chee and his wife, Officer Bernie Manuelito, to get away from the daily grind of police work. But two cases will call them back from their short vacation and separate them—one near Shiprock, and the other at iconic Monument Valley.

Chee follows a series of seemingly random and cryptic clues that lead to a missing woman, a coldblooded thug, and a mysterious mound of dirt and rocks that could be a gravesite. Bernie has her hands full managing the fallout from a drug bust gone wrong, uncovering the origins of a fire in the middle of nowhere, and looking into an ambitious solar energy development with long-ranging consequences for Navajo land.

Under the guidance of their mentor, retired Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn, Bernie and Chee will navigate unexpected obstacles and confront the greatest challenge yet to their skills, commitment, and courage.

This event is free and open to the public.

Opera Unveiled

We'll welcome
New Mexico Author Desiree Mays on
Thursday, June 18th at 6pm
to discuss her new book Opera Unveiled 2015

Santa Fe audiences know there is no finer guide than Desiree Mays for exploring the endless riches of the world of opera. Since 1999 she has been illuminating the operatic experience for newcomers and experts alike, writing and speaking about each season’s repertory with an unparalleled combination of sophistication and humor.

If you are undecided about what to see at the opera this summer Desiree Mays, Santa Fe Opera's lecturer, can tell you what to expect in her talk, Opera Unveiled. Don’t miss Desiree’s preview of the 2015 season. Love – Romance – Decadence – War are the four keynote motifs. Desiree will be available to sign copies of her book, on sale at the event.

This event is free and open to the public.

New Mexico Authors Richard Mezler & John Taylor

New Mexico Authors Richard Melzer & John Taylor
share A River Runs Through Us: True Tales of the Rio Abajo
on Sunday, June 21st at 2:30pm.

The Rio Grande Valley south of Albuquerque, commonly referred to as the Rio Abajo, is a treasure trove of legends, stories, and characters. In "Murder, Mystery and Mayhem," the first volume of this series, the readers were introduced to characters such as Bronco Bill Walters, Solomon Luna, and Jose Francisco Chavez. Readers joined in the chase for the Abo Canyon Gang, recoiled at the stories of airplane crashes, and anguished over the unsolved kidnapping of Tara Calico. This volume, the second in the series, takes the reader on another 33 adventures in the Rio Abajo. You will meet a priest who served the same parish for 55 years, a movie star who never forgot her Valencia County roots, and a boxer known as "The Golden Boy." You will learn about the crosses atop Tome Hill and will meet the "muerto" of the notorious "Jornado del Muerto." You will experience the terror of the Pueblo Revolt, experience captivity at the hands of Hezbollah terrorist, and understand why Daniel Fernandez was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor. So, come and join us as we follow the Rio Grande through lives and events in another journey through the Rio Abajo.

Richard Melzer is a professor of history at the University of New Mexico Valencia campus. He is the award-winning author of 15 books (such as "Fred Harvey Houses of the Southwest"), and many articles and chapters on New Mexico history. He is the past president of the Historical Society of New Mexico.

John Taylor is the author or co-author of four books on nineteenth century New Mexico. In addition, he has published numerous articles in books and journals on Civil War and Catholic history topics. Retired from Sandia National Laboratories, he has lectured on the history of arms control.

This event is free and open to the public.

Anthology of Change

Join us for a group local authors
discussing The Change: Tales of Downfall and Rebirth
on Saturday, June 27th at 4pm


by S.M. Stirling, Harry Turtledove, Walter Jon Williams, John Birmingham, John Barnes, Jane Lindskold, and more...

“[A] vivid portrait of a world gone insane,”* S. M. Stirling’s New York Times bestselling Novels of the Change have depicted a vivid, utterly persuasive, and absorbingly unpredictable postapocalyptic wasteland in which all modern technology has been left in ashes, forcing humankind to rebuild an unknowable new world in the wake of unimaginable—and deliberate—chaos.

Now, in this startling new anthology, S. M. Stirling invites the most fertile minds in science fiction to join him in expanding his rich Emberverse canvas. Here are inventive new perspectives on the cultures, the survivors, and the battles arising across the years and across the globe following the Change.

In his all-new story “Hot Night at the Hopping Toad,” Stirling returns to his own continuing saga of the High Kingdom of Montival. In the accompanying stories are fortune seekers, voyagers, and dangers—from the ruins of Sydney to the Republic of Fargo and Northern Alberta to Venetian and Greek galleys clashing in the Mediterranean.

These new adventures revisit beloved people and places from Stirling’s fantastic universe, introduce us to new ones, and deliver endlessly fascinating challenges to conquer, all while unfolding in a “postapocalyptic landscape that illuminates both the best and the worst of which our species is capable,”** “a world you can see, feel, and touch.” ***

Contributors to The Change: Tales of Downfall and Rebirth Include:

A. M. Dellamonica, Kier Salmon, Lauren C. Teffeau, M. T. Reiten, John Jos. Miller, Victor Milán, Terry D. England, John Birmingham, Walter Jon Williams, John Barnes, Harry Turtledove, Jane Lindskold, Jody Lynn Nye, Emily Mah Tippetts, Diana Paxson

*Statesman Journal (Salem, OR) **Science Fiction Weekly ***Otherwhere Gazette

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