This August at Bookworks Features Livia King Blackburne, Ryan Winfield with the Romance Writers of America and More

This August at Bookworks Features Livia King Blackburne, Ryan Winfield with the Romance Writers of America and More

This August at Bookworks features many events such as Livia King Blackburne with Midnight Thief, Ryan Winfield with the Land of Enchantment Romance Writers of America, and John Nichols. There are also events for kids, like Story Time with author & illustrator Martha Mans! There are also clubs like the Second Cup of Coffee Book Club and the Bookworks Book Club. For more information visit

Saturday, Aug 2

3pm • Melody Graves • Kansas Bleeds & Butterfield's Byway
Melody Groves reads from a new novel in the Colton Brothers Saga, Kansas Bleeds, just published by Five Star Press. Melody Groves is the author of the Colton Family Saga series Border Ambush (finalist, 2009 New Mexico Book Awards),Sonoran Rage, Arizona War (winner, 2008 New Mexico Book Awards) and Kansas Bleeds. Her essay about living in New Mexico was published in Voices of New Mexico.

Tuesday, Aug 5
7pm • Livia King Blackburne • Midnight Thief
Growing up on Forge's streets has taught Kyra how to stretch a coin. And when that's not enough, her uncanny ability to scale walls and bypass guards helps her take what she needs.

Wednesday, Aug 6
7pm • Lyn Valverde • Sweet Reverence
Witness spiritual awakening, the power of divine love and the gift of being present in the moment of dying. Lyn Valverde shares her true life experience--offering hope and healing in the presence of loss and dying. Experience one man's dying, the healing power of forgiveness, the angelic realm and the journey home.

Thursday, Aug 7
7pm • Steve Fox • Odyssey
Fox was drafted to serve in the voracious Vietnam War. But Fox, 23, kept his eyes open and learned how to adapt, resist, and avoid the war in Asia with timely help from a string of angels he meets. He got himself assigned to Athens Air Base in Athens, Greece, where Greek and American friends reveal the terrors of the dictators-known as The Colonels-running the country.

Saturday, Aug 9
3:30pm • Ryan Winfield with the Land of Enchantment Romance Writers of America • Jane's Harmony
Starting over is hard to do.That's what forty-year-old Jane McKinney learns when she quits her job, sells her home, and leaves Seattle behind to start a new life and pursue the man she loves in Austin. After the death of her daughter, Melody, Jane never thought she would find happiness again--until she met Caleb Cummings.

Sunday, Aug 10
3pm • Margaret Randall • About Charlie Lindbergh & Other Poems
Albuquerque-writer-activitist Mrgaret Randall returns with a new book of poems from Wings Press.

Tuesday, Aug 12
7pm • Lois Rudnick • Intimate Memories
Mabel Dodge Luhan's Intimate Memories offers the brilliantly edited memoirs of one woman's rebellion against "the whole ghastly social structure" under which the United States had been buried since the Victorian era.

Thursday, Aug 14
7pm • Benjamin Radford • Mysterious New Mexico: Miracles, Magic, and Monsters in the Land of Enchantment
New Mexico's twin traditions of the scientific and the supernatural meet for the first time in this long-overdue book by a journalist known for investigating the unexplained.

Friday & Saturday, Aug 15 & 16
7pm • 24 hours of Art at the Rail Yards

Friday, Aug 15
7pm • Blair Stocker • Wise Craft
Based on the popular blog of the same name, this guide focuses on creating ahomemade atmosphere that reflects your family without spending a fortune.

Saturday, Aug 16
3pm • John Nichols • Conjugal Bliss, American Blood, An Elegy for September
Conjugal Bliss: This takeoff on matrimony will make you laugh, scream, or grind your teeth in recognition. If you are hitched yourself, take three Valiums before reading!

Sunday, Aug 17
3pm • Zora O'Neill • Moon's Guide to New Mexico
It wasn't until the author moved away and traveled the world that she realized what a wild, culturally rich place New Mexico was.

Monday, Aug 18
7pm • Susan Slater • Rollover
A bank heist turns sleepy little Wagon Mound, New Mexico, on its ear. It's no straight-forward robbery. What are the robbers really after? Might it be the Tiffany-designed sapphire and diamond necklance belonging to 85 year old Gertrude Kennedy, a family heirloom from the days of the Titanic?

Tuesday & Wednesday, Aug 19 & 20
7pm • Kevin Fedarko • The Emerald Mile
The epic story of the fastest ride in history through the heart of the Grand Canyon at the Rio Grande Nature Visitor Center. Enjoy watermelon and musical entertainment for all guests. There is a $3 parking and entry fee for guests.

Sunday, Aug 24
3pm • Paul O'Connor • Taos Portraits
The photographs in Taos Portraits capture 60 subjects in black and white.