Local Authors & Small Press Fair
Page 1 invites you to our annual Local Authors & Small Press Fairs! The third fair of the year will be on Saturday, July 6th from 11:00am to 1:00pm. It'll be on the sidewalk in front of the store, weather permitting. If you can't make it that day, we will have two other fairs this summer: on August 3rd and September 7th at the same time and place.
Authors and small presses are invited to come and set up on the sidewalk: space is first come first serve, no reservations required! You will also have to bring your own tables, chairs, change, and/or card readers. We also recommend bringing water with you.
We hope to see you there!
New Mystery from Local Author
Local author Mary Oertel-Kirschner will bring the second book in her Blanche Harriman mystery series, Death of the Head, on Sunday, July 7th at 3:00pm.
About the book: In Death of the Head, Blanche Harriman, with her red pixie haircut and an eye for fashion, defies the conventional image of a 78-year-old as she delves into affairs surrounding the murder of the headmistress at an elite girls’ school in Santa Fe. Tension builds when questions arise about the school’s valuable art collection. Blanche forges ahead with her investigation despite warnings from Detective Enrique Otero of the Santa Fe Police Department, who cautions her about taking unnecessary risks. Blanche enlists help from classy Esther Zamora, a friend knowledgeable about New Mexico art. Frank Zanders, retired banker who lives at Blanche’s upscale retirement complex, helps soothe her frazzled nerves with an outing to the magical landscape of Tent Rocks. Death of the Head brims with local color, Santa Fe style, and mouthwatering New Mexico cuisine — fast-moving and fun!
Mary Oertel-Kirschner, author of Never Too Old (2017) and Death of the Head (2019) is a former journalist and technical writer who has worked in New Mexico and Washington, D.C. She also is a published poet and a painter. Although she was born and raised in Wisconsin, she has lived in New Mexico for more than 50 years. She is married with one son and three stepchildren.
Travel with Your Pets with Help from Jack & Jill
Local authors Jill Lane and Travelin' Jack will bring their new book, On the Road with Jack and Jill: A Pet Travel Guide, on Sunday, July 21st at 2:00pm. Keep an eye out for a possible pet adoption event to go along with the signing!
About the book: This nontraditional travel guide is co-written by Jill Lane and her bulldog sidekick, Travelin' Jack, and it includes everything you ever needed to know about traveling New Mexico with your pet. There are three distinct sections to help travelers prepare for their New Mexico trip with their dog: section I has pre-trip guidelines, section II has the duo's favorite travel spots in New Mexico from both human and dog perspectives, and section III is a blank journal for you to document your own travels.
Five dollars of the proceeds of each book sale will be donated by the author to animal organizations around the state!
Jill Lane is from South Bend, Indiana and has worked in the tourism industry since 1974. After a 25-year-long career with Delta Air Lines that moved her family to New Mexico, Jill retired and committed herself to travel writing. Her writing has appeared in magazines, travel guides, and online publications, and she was inducted into the New Mexico Tourism Hall of Fame in 2018.
Travelin' Jack started out as a shelter pup, but began working with Jill for their travel writing in 2009, when they were on the television show Travel Guide New Mexico with their own segment "Jack's Tracks." He's been featured in many commercials, programs, and articles, and ran for Dog-governor in 2010. He focuses on promoting the benefits of pet adoption and raising money for animal welfare organizations.
Sunport History from Local Author
Local author Fred De Guio will bring his new history book Albuquerque International Sunport to the store on Saturday, August 3rd at 4:00pm.
From the publisher: In 1928, two Santa Fe Railway employees became so intrigued with aviation that they took it upon themselves to lease a parcel of land and build an airport for Albuquerque. Within one year, Charles Lindbergh chose Albuquerque to be a stop on the nation’s first commercial transcontinental air route between Los Angeles and New York. A north–south air route between Denver and El Paso with a stop in Albuquerque was soon established, making the city a crossroads for air service in the Southwest. Using funds from a Works Progress Administration grant, the city then constructed its own airfield, and the Albuquerque Municipal Airport opened in 1939. Since then, this airport — now the Albuquerque International Sunport — has been an air transportation hub for the state of New Mexico and for the Southwest United States, now handling more than five million passengers per year. The development of the Sunport as well as the route structure and aircraft of each and every commercial airline that has served Albuquerque is featured.
Fred De Guio is a private pilot and commercial aviation historian with more than 55 years exposure at the Sunport. He has kept record of the routes flown by the airlines and taken hundreds of photographs onsite. Many more historic images have been obtained from the Albuquerque Museum and other photographers.
Local Author's New Memoir
Local author Jack Loeffler will bring his new memoir, Headed into the Wind, on Sunday, October 6th at 3:00pm.
From the publisher: With the temperament of Santa Claus and the tenacity of a badger, Jack Loeffler reveals his compassion and concern for Southwestern traditional cultures and their respective habitats in the wake of Manifest Destiny. Working both as an individual and with comrades — including Edward Abbey and Gary Snyder — he was part of an early coterie of counterculturalists and environmentalists who fought to thwart the plunder of natural resources in the Southwest. Loeffler, a former jazz musician, fire lookout, museum curator, bioregionalist, and self-taught aural historian, shares his humor and imagination, his adventures, observations, reflections, and meditations along the trail in his retelling of a life well lived. In this honest memoir, he advises each and every one of us to go skinny-dipping joyfully in the flow of Nature to better understand where we’re headed.
Beyond the accomplishments listed above, Jack Loeffler is also a major folklorist for the Southwest, a radio producer, has authored several books, and was honored in 2008 with the Governor's Award for Excellence.
Interested in Hosting a Signing?
If you're an author looking to host a reading and/or signing at Page 1, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your availability, ISBN, book description, a brief bio, and a small headshot.