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Bookstore hosts children’s author Hester Bass

Children’s author Hester Bass will be at Alamosa Books at 3 p.m. Friday, March 28 with her book “The Secret World of Walter Anderson.” It has illustrations by Caldecott Honor laureate E.B. Lewis. The bookstore is on the northwest corner of Paseo del Norte and Ventura NE.

AT TITLE WAVE BOOKS: Donald D’lo will be reading from and signing his book “Limbo” from 4-6 p.m. Friday, March 28 at the bookstore, 2318 Wisconsin NE.

SPEAKER: Christine Barber, author of several mystery novels including “The Replacement Child,” the winner of the 2008 Tony Hillerman Prize for first Southwestern novel, will speak at Croak and Dagger, the Albuquerque Chapter of the national Sisters in Crime, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 25 at the James Joseph Dwyer Memorial Police Substation, 12700 Montgomery NE, one block east of Tramway. The program is free and open to the public.

WRITING WORKSHOP: The second Congregation Albert Library’s Writing Workshop will guide beginners through pros in fun and useful exercises to make words come alive on paper. It will be from 3-5 p.m. March 30 at Congregation Albert, 3800 Louisiana NE. Award-winning novelist Maria Espinosa and poet Paula Amar Schwartz will lead. Register at or call 883-1818. The workshop will be limited to 25 people.

IN TAOS: The Brodsky Bookshop at 226A Paseo del Pueblo Norte in Taos will host a talk and book signing with author Kat Duff from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, March 29. She will be signing her new book “The Secret Life of Sleep,” which mixes cutting-edge research with insightful narratives to help understand the vital role that sleep holds in our daily lives.

CHILDREN’S BOOK: Bonnie K. Rucobo will be reading from and signing her new children’s novel “King Pachuco and Princess Mirasol” from 1:30-2 p.m. Saturday, March 29 at the Lomas-Tramway Library, 908 Eastridge NE. She also will be reading and signing books at Hastings, 800 Juan Tabo NE, from 5-8 p.m. April 4 .

AT BOOKWORKS: R. Eric Gustafson will read from and sign his memoir “Last Guy Waltzing: A Tale of Reinvention” at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 29 at the bookstore, 4022 Rio Grande NW. It recalls the life of an observer of the international world including all the movers and shakers of his time. Gustafson resides in Santa Fe.

Craig Nelson will present his book “The Age of Radiance” at 7 p.m. Friday, March 28 at the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History. Tickets are $5 and are good for $5 off the hardcover book. Tickets are available at Bookworks or online at The book is a narrative of the Atomic Age, from X-rays and Marie Curie to the Nevada Test Site and the 2011 meltdown in Japan.