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‘Linnet Ellery’ series author at Page One

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Open mic night for local poets, reading planned for Tuesday evening

Phillipa Bornikova, a Santa Fe author of urban-based fantasy, will talk about and sign her second book in the “Linnet Ellery, lawyer” series, “Box Office Poison,” at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 at Page One Bookstore, 11018 Montgomery NE. The book has received a starred review in Kirkus Reviews.

Page One will hold a Poetry Open Mic Night at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, hosted by Kenneth P. Gurney and the diverse local poets of New Mexico. Thirty minutes of open mic will be followed by a reading by Alice Lee, the featured poet. Sign up for the open session will begin at 6:45 p.m.


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FOR YOUNG READERS: Uma Krishnaswami of Aztec, N.M., will be at Alamosa Books with her title for young readers, “The Problem with Being Slightly Heroic,” at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. It is the sequel to her book “The Grand Plan to Fix Everything.” The bookstore is on the northwest corner of Paseo del Norte and Ventura NE.

BADAL SIGNS: Author Joseph Badal signs his latest thriller, “The Lone Wolf Agenda,” from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 at Treasure House Books & Gifts, 2012 South Plaza NW in Old Town.

In the book Badal returns to the world of international espionage and military action.

AT HASTINGS: Jack and Patricia Hudson sign their new mystery novel, “Help Find Me,” from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16 at Hastings, 800 Juan Tabo NE. The book is available on Amazon and Kindle.

LETTERS HOME: Longtime Albuquerque resident Gary Vogt is the author of “Dear Gang,” a collection of letters he sent to family and friends while serving as a combat photographer in Vietnam from June 1967 to June 1968. The book includes more than 30 photos taken in Vietnam showing the battles, daily life of a soldier in a warzone and the people and places he observed while covering the war.

Books can be ordered at Paperback and Kindle versions are at One dollar of every book sold goes to the VFW National Home for Children.

MYSTERY: Amy Bennett of Bent, N.M., is the author of “End of the Road,” the winner of the 2012 Dark Oak Mystery Contest. Corrie Black, owner of the Black Horse Campground, discovers a longtime guest shot to death in his RV, which does not herald a good beginning for her summer season. It is available at booksellers, at or at

AT BOOKWORKS: Kelly Cooper , author of “Cooking for Grown-Ups,” will be at the bookstore at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15. It’s billed as the ultimate cookbook for men and women who like cookies.

At 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 Theron Humprey will present her “Maddie on Things.” Maddie is a coonhound who accompanied Humprey on a yearlong cross-country trip while he worked on a photojournalism project.

Kevin Fedarko will talk about his book “The Emerald Mile” at 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. It’s about Kenton Grua, who launched a small wooden dory during massive on the Colorado River in 1983 and lived to tell about it.