aM AUTHOR FESTIVAL

Albuquerque Museum presents an annual book event showcasing local writing talent

The 2017 aM Author Festival held on November 11 and generously sponsored by Garcia Automotive Group was a huge success. Twenty-two authors represented a diverse range of writing talent in mystery, thriller, western, science fiction, fantasy, self help and children’s writing. Over 400 people attended the all day event with hourly author presentations in the Museum’s auditorium, an author panel discussion and writing contest for an unpublished work.

2017 Award Winners

THE DAVID MORRELL PRIZE FOR FICTION
Karima Alavi for “Merchant of Color”

THE LESLEY POLLING-KEMPES PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION
Tania Casselle for “The Wishbone”

The aM Author Festival is a collaboration between New Mexico authors, the Albuquerque Museum and Foundation to benefit participating authors and the Museum’s educational programming.

Mark your calendars for next year: November 2-3, 2018

  • Friday, November 2: full-day writing conference - new event, watch for details!
  • Author Festival Saturday, November 3: Author Festival.

Authors interested in supporting the 2018 event should send an email to abqauthorfest@gmail.com.

 

2017 Participating Authors

Author Genre
Joseph Badal Mystery/Thriller
Sue Boggio & Mare Pearl Novel
Janet Brennan Historical Fiction
Steve Brewer Mystery
Don Bullis Non-Fiction/Western
Rani Divine Science Fiction/Fantasy
Nasario Garcia Children’s/New Mexico
Melody Groves Western
Steve Havill Southwestern Mystery
Betsy James Science Fiction/Fantasy
Robert Kidera Mystery/Thriller
Nancy Owen Lewis Non-Fiction
Jane Lindskold Science Fiction/Fantasy
David Morrell Mystery/Thriller
Ana Pacheco Non-Fiction
Paula Paul Mystery/Literary Fiction
Gail Rubin Self-Help
Margaret Tessler Mystery/Thriller
James Tritten Corrales Writing Group
Neecy Twinem Children’s Books
Ross Van Dusen Children’s Books
Robert E. Vardeman Sci-Fi/Mystery/Western
Patricia Wood Mystery