Like the colorful collective of balloons that will soon fill the October skies, the Albuquerque Museum in Old Town will be hosting an eclectic and colorful collection of local writers as part of the first Author Festival on Oct. 1.
Twenty-one diverse New Mexican authors will represent just about every genre of fiction and non-fiction at the event. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the authors will talk to the public about both their literary and life experiences, while displaying, signing and selling their works of Western history, thriller, non-fiction, science-fiction, fantasy and historical, southwestern, contemporary mystery and much more.
“It’s the first of its kind and the public’s opportunity to personally meet some of the greatest authors in New Mexico,” said Joseph Badal, a local mystery and thriller writer who came up with the idea for the event and has been involved with the Albuquerque Museum for decades.
Authors participating are Badal, Anne Hillerman, Don Bullis, Gloria Casale, Pamela Christie, Melody Groves, Steve Havill, Betsy James, Robert Kidera, Rob Kresge, Jane Lindskold, David Morrell, Steve Brewer, Paula Paul, Margaret Tessler, Neecy Twinem, Pat Wood, Robert Vardeman, Rory McClannahan, Albert Noyer and Jennifer Noyer.