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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Social scientist and entrepreneur Adam Francis Raby will sign his book “Circus of One” at two Albuquerque events. He will be at Page One Bookstore, 11018 Montgomery NE, at 3 today to talk about his raw account of a man coming to grips with his battle with booze and his inability to have intimate relationships with others.

He also will appear at Bookworks, 4022 Rio Grande NW, at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11.

ALSO AT BOOKWORKS: Willa Finley will talk about her nature guide to New Mexico wildflowers, “Land of Enchantment Wildflowers,” at 3 today.

Ron Chapman will present his book “A Killer’s Grace” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, and Peter Lerangis will talk about and sign his “Lost in Babylon” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13.

ALSO AT PAGE ONE: A Poetry Open Mic Night will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12. The featured poet is Gary Worth Moody. Kenneth P. Gurney will host. Thirty minutes of open mic will be followed by a poetry reading by the featured poet. Sign up for the open mic session will be at 6:45 p.m.

Award-winning fantasy/science fiction author Jane Kindskold of Albuquerque will be at the bookstore at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 to talk about and sign her newest space adventure co-written with David Weber, “Treecat Wars,” the third young-adult Star Kingdom novel.

BOOK RELEASE: Bill Christy of Socorro, a Korean War Army veteran, will have his book “Tommy De Burgh,” released nationally on Tuesday, Nov. 12. It is historic fiction about a Kansas high school graduate drafted into the Army and the Korean War.

AT HASTINGS: Award-winning Albuquerque Western author, singer and songwriter Jim Jones will appear at Hastings, 6051 Winter Haven NW, near Coors and Montaño, to talk about his three historical fiction novels, “Rustler’s Moon,” “Colorado Moon” and “Waning Moon,” from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15. He will perform in the Hardback Cafe, singing songs from his CD, “Borrowed Time,” which is soon to be featured on Pandora Radio.

A LOOK AT HISTORY: Katherine M. Pomonis talks about and signs her book “Uncovering the History of the Albuquerque Greek Community 1880-1952” from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 at Treasure House Books & Gifts, 2012 South Plaza NW in Old Town.

AT ALAMOSA BOOKS: New York Times bestselling author John Flanagan will be at the Alamosa Books Reading Room at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13 with his book “The Royal Ranger,” the finale of his popular middle-grade Ranger’s Apprentice series.

Also at the Reading Room, New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu will present “Champion: A Legend Novel,” at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15. It is the conclusion of her young-adult dystopian trilogy.

Author and historian Ray John de Aragon will talk about and sign his book “Lincoln” at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 at Alamosa Books. The book contains more than 200 vintage images and memories from Lincoln, N.M.’s past.

AUTHORS’ DAY: More than 25 historians, memoirists, novelists and children’s book writers with ties to Valencia County will be at an Authors’ Day event from 2-4 today at the Los Lunas Transportation Center (the Rail Runner station) at N.M. 314 and Courthouse Road. The event is sponsored by the Valencia County Historical Society. Books will be sold and autographed by the authors during the free open house-style event.

PERSONAL JOURNEY: New York Times bestselling author Ted Dekker is touring the country sharing the never-before-told story of his personal journey, which began in the jungles of Indonesia, the birthplace of his latest novel, “Outlaw.” He will appear at 6:30 night at Legacy Church, 7201 W. Central. The event is free and open to the public.

PROFESSOR HONORED: A book signing to honor University of New Mexico Regents Professor Emerita Vera John-Steiner will be held from 3-5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12 at the Raymond Jonson Gallery on the UNM campus.

AT TITLE WAVE: The bookstore will welcome Carol Smith from 4-6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15. She will be promoting her collection of poetry, “Life, Living and Love.” The bookstore is at 2318 Wisconsin NE.