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Authors sign story of WWII hero’s survival

Ezequiel L. Ortiz and James A. McClure will sign their book “Don Jose: An American Soldier’s Courage and Faith in Japanese Captivity” from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 at Treasure House Books & Gifts, 2012 South Plaza in Old Town. It is the story of Cpl. Joseph O. Quintero, who survived and became a hero at the Niigata POW camp during World War II.

NONFICTION BOOK: Beth Gineris, local life coach and mindfulness seminar trainer, will be at Page One Bookstore at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 to talk about and sign her latest nonfiction effort, “Turning Me to We: The Art of Partnering with Mindfulness.” The store is at 11018 Montgomery NE.

AT BARNES & NOBLE: Janet Yagoda Shagam will informally chat about and sign her book “An Unintended Journey: A Caregiver’s Guide to Dementia” at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 at the bookstore in Coronado Shopping Center.

BOOK SIGNING: Gary Vogt will sign his book “Dear Gang” from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 at the Rio Rancho VFW, 76 Unser, about a mile north of Southern Boulevard. It is made up of letters home he wrote while serving as a combat photographer in Vietnam. A dollar from each book sold will go to the VFW National Home for Children. For more information call 559-4693.

TWO EVENTS: New Mexico writer Nigel Hey will read from and sign his sixth book, “Wonderment,” the story of his life and adventures in England, Bermuda, New Mexico and around the world at two upcoming events. The first will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17 at Bookworks, 4022 Rio Grande NW and the second will be at Title Wave, 2318 Wisconsin NE from 4-6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20. Complete information about the book is available at

AT BOOKWORKS: Tom Harmer will be at the bookstore with his nonfiction book “A Walk Around the Horizon” at 3 today. It is a chronicle of climbing four New Mexico mountains, Sandia, Chicoma, Canjilon and Truchas all in one summer.

Daniel Abraham will read from his new novel “The Tyrant’s Law” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18. He is an award-winning fantasy author.

Biologist and educator Terry Lawson Dunn will present her book “Art of the National Parks” at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20. In it 70 painters and sculptors offer distinctive visions of eight of the nation’s most beloved wildlands.

Ronald Taylor will talk about his book “New Mexico State Police” at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21. It traces the force from its beginnings as the New Mexico Mounted Police. He is the unofficial historian of the New Mexico State Police.

The bookstore is at 4022 Rio Grande NW.

IN SANTA FE: Carmella Padilla will be at Collected Works Bookstore and Coffee House with her book “The Work of Art: Folk Artists in the 21st Century” at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19.

David Fonda will present “Elia & Matti and the Secrets of Venice: A Family Travel Story” at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20. It is a whimsical memoir of a family’s travels in and around Venice, Italy.

The store is at 202 Galisteo St.

AT ALAMOSA: L.E. Modesitt Jr. will talk about his book “The One-Eyed Man” at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19 at Alamosa Books. He is a New York Times bestselling author of more than 60 novels encompassing two science fiction and three fantasy series, including “The Saga of Recluce.” He lives in Cedar City, Utah.