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Native American and Hispanic arts, Southwestern history, and books.

Book Events & Signings

Below are some of the events and book signings we will be participating in over the next several months:


BOOK SIGNINGS & PRESENTATIONS

UPCOMING CALENDAR:
Rio Grande Books
April 8: Gallup Public Library, 9am-5pm "Author Fair"
April 20-22: Arizona-NM Historical Society Conference, Flagstaff, AZ
June 16-18: Sacred Art Market, Gallup Cathedral
July 15: Lavender in the Village, Los Ranchos Agri Center

Henrietta Christmas & Paul Rhetts
April 30: Santa Fe Public Library, 2pm "Basic Genealogy Checklist: 101 Tips & Tactics to Finding Your Family History"
June 24: Treasure House Books, Albuquerque Old Town 1-3pm "Basic Genealogy Checklist: 101 Tips & Tactics to Finding Your Family History"

Loretta Hall
April 2: Explora Science Center & Children's Museum (Albuquerque Old Town), 2:30pm "Miguel & Michelle Visit Spaceport America" new children's book
April 5: Bear Canyon Senior Center, 10:00-11:30, "NM is a Treasure Trove of Space History"
April 9: Treasure House Books (Albuquerque Old Town), 1pm "Miguel & Michelle Visit Spaceport America" new children's book
May 3: Bear Canyon Senior Center, 10:00-11:30, "Getting Men to the Moon: Behind-the-Scenes Stories"
June 10: Bookworks, 11am. 4022 Rio Grande Blvd ABQ
July 13: OASIS, 1:00-2:30, "What Sex Differences Mean for Space Travel"

Pat Hodapp
April 23: Collected Works, 2pm "Santa Fe Bucket List"

Ross Van Dusen
June 4: Treasure House Books, 1pm "Lyle Got Stuck in a Tree" and "What Makes Lightning?"


PAST

  • Thursday, December 1, 2016, 6-8pm — Bookworks, Albuquerque, NM, THE ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS BUCKET LIST by Barbe Awalt
  • Sunday, December 4, 2016 — Page One Books, 3:30 p.m., 5850 Eubank Suite B-41, Albuquerque with Gail Rubin and Ross Van Dusen
  • Saturday, December 10, 2016, 1-3pm — Treasure House Books, Albuquerque, NM, KICKING THE BUCKET LIST by Gail Rubin
  • Monday, November 7, 2016 — OASIS Albuquerque “Downsizing and Organizing” talk, 10:30 a.m. to noon, 3301 Menaul Blvd NE #18, Albuquerque ($8 – class full) with Gail Rubin
  • Saturday, November 12, 2016, 1-3pm — op cit Books, DeVargas Mall, Santa Fe, NM, THE COMPLETE SANTA FE BUCKET LIST by Pat Hodapp and THE ULTIMATE GREEN CHILE CHEESEBURGER BUCKET LIST by Barbe Awalt
  • Monday, November 21, 2016 — Professional Organizers of New Mexico talk, 3:00 p.m. (private event) with Gail Rubin
  • Saturday, November 26, 2016, 1-3pm — Treasure House Books, Albuquerque, NM, THE ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS BUCKET LIST by Barbe Awalt
  • Saturday, October 8, 2016, 1-3pm — Treasure House Books, Albuquerque, NM, THE ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS BUCKET LIST by Barbe Awalt
  • Tuesday, October 18, 2016 — SouthWest Writers meeting 7:00 p.m. at New Life Presbyterian Church, 5540 Eubank NE, Albuquerque with Gail Rubin
  • Saturday, October 22, 2016, 1-3pm — Treasure House Books, Albuquerque, NM, MARY DONOHO by Marian Meyer (Joni Stotts and George Donoho Bayless)
  • Monday & Tuesday, October 24 & 25, 2016National Funeral Directors Association Convention and Expo, 4:00 p.m. at Funeral Business Advisor Magazine’s booth, 2837, Philadelphia Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA with Gail Rubin
  • Friday, October 28, 2016 — New Mexico Book Coop meeting, 11:00 a.m. at Golden Corral at 5207 San Mateo Blvd NE, Albuquerque with Gail Rubin
  • Sunday, October 30, 2016, 3-5pm — Bookworks, Albuquerque, NM, KICKING THE BUCKET LIST by Gail Rubin (Create a Great Funeral Day)
  • Tuesday, September 27, 2016, Greetings & Readings, Hunt Vally, MD, THE ULTIMATE CHRISTMAS BUCKET LIST by Barbe Awalt
  • Saturday, August 13, 2016, BeeHive Books, Santa Fe, NM, HOW CROCKA DOG CAME TO BE by Ross Van Dusen
  • Thursday, August 11, 2016, Holloman Bank, Alamogordo, NM, SPACE BUFF’S BUCKET LIST by Loretta Hall
  • Saturday, August 6, 2016, 1-3pm — op cit Books, DeVargas Mall, Santa Fe, NM, MARY DONOHO by Marian Meyer (Joni Stotts and George Donoho Bayless)
  • Wednesday, August 3, 2016 — Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum, Albuquerque, NM, HOW CROCKA DOG CAME TO BE by Ross Van Dusen
  • Friday, July 22, 2016, 6-8pm — Astronomical Society of Las Cruces, Las Cruces, NM, SPACE BUFF’S BUCKET LIST by Loretta Hall
  • Sunday, July 17, 2016, 3-4pm — Page One Books, Albuquerque, NM, THE COMPLETE SANTA FE BUCKET LIST by Pat Hodapp, THE ULTIMATE GREEN CHILE CHEESEBURGER BUCKET LIST by Barbe Awalt, and THE COMPLETE SPACE BUFF’S BUCKET LIST by Loretta Hall
  • Saturday, July 16, 2016 - all day — Lavender in the Village, Los Ranchos, NM featuring various authors
  • Saturday, July 9, 2016, 2-4pm — Treasure House Books, Albuquerque, NM, THE COMPLETE SANTA FE BUCKET LIST by Pat Hodapp and THE ULTIMATE GREEN CHILE CHEESEBURGER BUCKET LIST by Barbe Awalt
  • Sunday, June 26, 2016, 2-4pm — Treasure House Books, Albuquerque, NM, NEW MEXICO HISTORICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA by Don Bullis
  • Sunday, June 26, 2016, 12noon-2pm — Treasure House Books, Albuquerque, NM, OL’ JIMMY DOLLAR and COMPLETE COWBOY BUCKET LIST by Slim Randles
  • Sunday, June 12, 2016, 2-4pm — Santa Fe Public Library Main Branch Community Room, Santa Fe, NM — THE COMPLETE SANTA FE BUCKET LIST by Pat Hodapp
  • Saturday, June 11, 2016, 10:30am-12 noon — Bookworks, Albuquerque, NM, GRANDPA LOLO’S MATANZA by Nasario Garcia
  • Saturday, June 11, 2016, all day, various authors for the Grand Re-opening of De Vargas Mall, Santa Fe
  • Thursday, June 9, 2016, 6-8pm — Collected Works Books, Santa Fe, NM — THE COMPLETE SANTA FE BUCKET LIST by Pat Hodapp
  • Saturday, June 4, 2016, 1-3pm — op cit Books, DeVargas Mall, Santa Fe, NM, MARY DONOHO by Marian Meyer (Joni Stotts and George Donoho Bayless)
  • Saturday, June 4, 2016, 10:30-12noon — Bookworks, Albuquerque, NM, WHAT MAKES A SNOWFLAKE? and HOW CROCKA DOG CAME TO BE by Ross Van Dusen
  • Sunday, May 22, 2016, 2-4pm — Garcia Street Books, Santa Fe, NM, MARY DONOHO by Marian Meyer (Joni Stotts and George Donoho Bayless)
  • Saturday, May 14, 2016, 1-3pm — op cit Books, DeVargas Mall, Santa Fe, NM, NEW MEXICO HISTORICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA by Don Bullis
  • Wednesday, May 11, 2016 — Holy Ghost Elementary School, Albuquerque, NM, WHAT MAKES A SNOWFLAKE? and HOW CROCKA DOG CAME TO BE by Ross Van Dusen
  • Saturday, May 7, 2016, 9-5pm — La Cueva High School Craft Show, Albuquerque, NM
  • Saturday, May 7, 2016 — Silver City Museum, Silver City, NM, WHAT MAKES A SNOWFLAKE? and HOW CROCKA DOG CAME TO BE by Ross Van Dusen
  • Saturday, May 7, 2016, 1-3pm — op cit Books, DeVargas Mall, Santa Fe, NM, GRANDPA LOLO’S MATANZA by Nasario Garcia
  • Saturday, April 30, 2016, 2-4pm — Museum of Art & Culture, Los Lunas, NM, NEW MEXICO HISTORICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA by Don Bullis
  • Saturday, April 23, 2016, 9-5pm —Moriarty Public Library Author Fair
  • Saturday, April 23, 2016, 1-3pm — op cit Books, DeVargas Mall, Santa Fe, NM WHAT MAKES A SNOWFLAKE? and HOW CROCKA DOG CAME TO BE by Ross Van Dusen
  • Saturday, April 23, 2016, 1-43m — Treasure House Books, Albuquerque, NM, NEW MEXICO HISTORICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA by Don Bullis
  • Saturday, April 16, 2016, 2-4pm — Treasure House Books, Albuquerque, NM, MARY DONOHO by Marian Meyer (Joni Stotts and George Donoho Bayless)
  • April 15-16, 2016 — New Mexico Historical Society Conference, Farmington, NM
  • Saturday, April 9, 2016, 11am - 5pm — Gallup Book Fair, Gallup Public Library, Gallup, NM
  • Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 6-8pm — Bookworks, Albuquerque, NM, SPACE BUFF’S BUCKET LIST by Loretta Hall
  • Saturday, March 26, 2016, 1-3pm — Treasure House Books, Old Town Albuquerque, NM, SPACE BUFF’S BUCKET LIST by Loretta Hall
  • Sunday, March 19, 2016, 2-4pm — Museum of Art & Culture, Los Lunas, NM, GRANDPA LOLO’S MATANZA by Nasario Garcia
  • Sunday, March 13, 2016, 2:30-5pm — PageOne Books, Albuquerque, NM, WHAT MAKES A SNOWFLAKE? and HOW CROCKA DOG CAME TO BE by Ross Van Dusen
  • Sunday, March 6, 2016, 1-3pm — Treasure House Books, Old Town Albuquerque, NM, GRANDPA LOLO’S MATANZA by Nasario Garcia
  • Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 6-8pm — Bookworks, Albuquerque, NM, NEW MEXICO HISTORICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA by Don Bullis
  • Saturday, February 20, 2016, 11am-1pm — Little Store, Peralta, NM, GRANDPA LOLO’S MATANZA by Nasario Garcia
  • Saturday, January 30, 2016, 1-2:30pm — Special Collections Library, COMPLETE SPACE BUCKET LIST by Loretta Hall
  • Saturday, January 23, 2016, 3-5pm — Bookworks, OL’ JIMMY DOLLAR and COMPLETE COWBOY BUCKET LIST by Slim Randles with Cowboy Music
  • Saturday, December 12, 2015, 12noon-2pm — Boofy’s Best for Pets – 8201 Golf Course Rd NW Ste C2, Albuquerque — OL’ JIMMY DOLLAR and COMPLETE COWBOY BUCKET LIST by Slim Randles
  • Saturday, December 5, 2015, 12noon-2pm — Boofy’s Best for Pets – 8201 Golf Course Rd NW Ste C2, Albuquerque — WHAT MAKES A SNOWFLAKE? by Ross Van Dusen
  • Friday, December 4, 2015, 5-9pm — Treasure House Books – Old Town Albuquerque — WHAT MAKES A SNOWFLAKE? by Ross Van Dusen
  • Saturday, November 28, 2015, 1-3pm – Treasure House Books, Old Town, Albuquerque — COWBOY BUCKET LIST by Slim Randles
  • Saturday, November 21, 2015, 3-5pm — Bookworks Bookstore, Albuquerque — THE JEWISH LEGACY IN NEW MEXICO HISTORY by Richard Melzer
  • Saturday, November 15, 2015, 9am-5pm — Balloon Museum Holiday Fair
  • November 14 & 15, 2015 — New Mexico Jewish Historical Society Conference, New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, Las Cruces — THE JEWISH LEGACY IN NEW MEXICO HISTORY by Richard Melzer
  • November 12-14, 2015 — Western Music Association Conference, Marriott Uptown
  • Saturday, November 7, 2015, 9am-4pm Grace Church Hollydays Festival
  • October 21-23, 2015 — New Mexico Library Association – Albuquerque
  • Saturday, October 17, 2015, 12-4pm — National Hispanic Cultural Center, Domenici Education Center, Albuquerque — EARLY HISPANIC COLORADO by Joseph Sanchez
  • Saturday, October 17, 2015, 10:30-12noon — Storytime at Erna Fergusson Library with Ross Van Dusen and “What Makes a Rainbow?” and “How the Crocka Dog Came to Be”
  • Saturday, October 10, 2015, 4-6pm – PageOne Books, 5858 Eubank NE, Albuquerque, "Complete Cowboy Bucket List," "Basic New Mexico Bucket List," and "Ultimate Hot Air Balloon Bucket List."
  • Saturday, October 10, 2015, 11am-2pm – Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum, Albuquerque — BALLOON BUCKET LIST by Barbe Awalt
  • Friday, October 9, 2015, 5-10am – AIBF South Merchandize Tent (on field), Albuquerque — BALLOON BUCKET LIST by Barbe Awalt
  • Thursday, October 8, 2015, 5-10am – AIBF Gondola Club (on field), Albuquerque — BALLOON BUCKET LIST by Barbe Awalt
  • Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 7-9pm – Bookworks Bookstore, Albuquerque — BALLOON BUCKET LIST by Barbe Awalt
  • Sunday, October 4, 2015, 2-4pm – Treasure House Books, Old Town, Albuquerque — BALLOON BUCKET LIST by Barbe Awalt
  • Saturday, October 3, 2015, 1-3pm – Treasure House Books, Old Town, Albuquerque — THE JEWISH LEGACY IN NEW MEXICO HISTORY by Richard Melzer
  • Saturday, October 3, 2015, 5-10pm – AIBF Gondola Club (on field), Albuquerque — BALLOON BUCKET LIST by Barbe Awalt
  • Saturday, October 3, 2015, 10:30-11:30am — Hispanic Genealogy Research Center, Botts Hall, Special Collections Library, Albuquerque — EARLY HISPANIC COLORADO by Joseph Sanchez
  • Saturday, September 26, 2015, 9am-3pm — Jubilee Arts & Crafts Fair, 601 Jubilee Blvd., Los Lunas, NM
  • Saturday, September 26, 2015, 2-4pm — Treasure House Books – Old Town Albuquerque — WHAT MAKES A RAINBOW? & HOW THE CROCKA DOG CAME TO BE by Ross Van Dusen
  • Tuesday, September 22, 2015, 6-9pm — AAAA meeting, Balloon Museum, “The Ultimate Hot Air Balloon Bucket List”
  • Friday, September 18, 2015, 9am-4pm — Three Trails Conference, Santa Fe Convention Center, Santa Fe
  • Saturday, September 12, 2015, noon - 2pm — Boofy’s Best for Pets, 8201 Golf Course Rd NW Ste C2, Albuquerque— OL’ JIMMY DOLLAR by Slim Randles
  • Friday, September 11, 2015, 8:30am-4:45pm — de Anza Conference, Pueblo, CO — EARLY HISPANIC COLORADO by Joseph Sanchez
  • Tuesday, August 25, 2015, 5-6pm – AAAA Meeting, Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum, Albuquerque — BALLOON BUCKET LIST by Barbe Awalt
  • Saturday, August 8, 2015, 2-4pm - Harvey House Museum, 104 First St, Belen, NM— A RIVER RUNS THROUGH US by Richard Melzer & John Taylor
  • Thursday, July 30, 2015, 10-11am — Bernalillo Open Space Visitors Center, Albuquerque— GRANDMA LALE’S TAMALES by Nasario Gracia
  • Saturday, July 25, 2015, 2-4pm — Los Lunas Museum of Heritage & Art, Los Lunas— A RIVER RUNS THROUGH US by Richard Melzer & John Taylor
  • Thursday, July 23, 2015, 10-11am — Open Space Visitors Center, Albuquerque— OL’ JIMMY DOLLAR by Slim Randles
  • Thursday, July 16, 2015, 10-11am — Open Space Visitors Center, Albuquerque — WHAT MAKES A RAINBOW? by Ross Van Dusen
  • Saturday, July 11, 2015, 1-3pm: Treasure House Books – Old Town Albuquerque — NEIGHBORHOOD, DON’T TOUCH THIS BOOK, NEW MEXICO BUCKET LIST
  • Sunday, June 28, 2015, 1-3pm — Treasure House Books, 2022 S. Plaza, Old Town Albuquerque— WHAT MAKES A RAINBOW? by Ross Van Dusen
  • Thursday, June 18, 2015, 10-11am — Open Space Visitors Center, Albuquerque— THE TALE OF THE PRONGHORNED CANTALOUPE by Sabra Brown Steinsiek
  • June 5-6, 2015 — Sacred Heart Fair – Sacred Heart Cathedral, Gallup
  • May 7-9, 2015 — Historical Society Of New Mexico Conference – Embassy Suites, Albuquerque

Congratulations to Rio Grande Books and its Authors:

2016 SPUR Book Awards, Western Writers of America
Finalist Western Storyteller, Illustrated Children’s Book: “Ol’ Jimmy Dollar” by Slim Randles and illustrated by Jerry Montoya

2016 National Federation of Press Women Book Awards
Winner, Nonfiction-adult History: “The Jewish Legacy in New Mexico History” edited by Richard Melzer
Winner, Children's Fiction: How the Crocka Dog Came to Be by Ross Van Dusen
Second Place, Children's Nonfiction: What Makes a Snowflake? by Ross Van Dusen

2016 Southwest Book Design & Production Book Awards
Winner, Children's Book, How the Crocka Dog Came to Be by Ross Van Dusen
Finalist, Children's Book, What Makes a Snowflake? by Ross Van Dusen
Finalist, Scholarly & Technical, A River Runs Through Us by Richard Melzer & John Taylor
Finalist, Guides and Travel/Recreation, The Complete Cowboy Bucket List by Slim Randles

2016 International Latino Book Awards

Finalist, Best History Book: Early Hispanic Colorado by Joseph Sanchez
Finalist, Best Latino Focused Children’s Book: Grandma Lale’s Tamales by Nasario Garcia, illustrated by Dolores Aragon
Finalist, Best Latino Focused Book Design: Grandma Lale’s Tamales by Nasario Garcia, illustrated by Dolores Aragon
Finalist, Best Cover Design: Grandpa Lolo’s Matanza by Nasario Garcia, illustrated by Dolores Aragon
Finalist, Best Use of Illustrations Inside Book: Grandpa Lolo’s Matanza by Nasario Garcia, illustrated by Dolores Aragon

2016 INDIES Awards by Foreword Magazine
Finalist, Picture Book, Early Reader: What Makes a Snowflake? by Ross Van Dusen
Finalist, Picture Book, Early Reader: How the Crocka Dog Came to Be by Ross Van Dusen

2016 New Mexico Press Women
First Place, History: “The Jewish Legacy in New Mexico History” edited by Richard Melzer
First Place, Children’s Fiction: “How the Crocka Dog Came to Be” by Ross Van Dusen
Second Place, Children’s Fiction: “Ol’ Jimmy Dollar” by Slim Randles
First Place, Children’s Nonfiction: “What Makes a Snowflake?” by Ross Van Dusen
Second Place, Children’s Nonfiction: “What Makes a Rainbow? by Ross Van Dusen
Honorable Mention, Travel Book: “The Basic New Mexico Bucket List” by Barbe Awalt
Honorable Mention, Travel Book: “The Ultimate Hot Air Balloon Bucket List” by Barbe Awalt

2016 Historical Society of New Mexico
Lansing B. Bloom Award for Outstanding Publication on New Mexico or Southwest Borderland History: “The Jewish Legacy in New Mexico History” edited by Richard Melzer

2016 Montaigne Award — Eric Hoffer Book Awards
Finalist: “What Makes a Rainbow? by Ross Van Dusen

2015 Gelett Burgess Children’s Book Award
Gold Medal, Lifestyle Category, How Chile Came to New Mexico by Rudy Anaya, translated by Nasario Garcia, and illustrated by Nicolas Otero

2015 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards
Winners
Children’s Picture Book, Ol’ Jimmy Dollar by Slim Randles
Children’s Bilingual Picture Book, Grandma Lale’s Tamales by Nasario Garcia
Pets/Animals, More Pet Friends by Terrie Q Sayre & Travelin’ Jack
Reference Book, A River Runs Through Us by Richard Melzer & John Taylor
Religious Book, The Jewish Legacy in New Mexico History by Richard Melzer
Science, What Makes a Rainbow? by Ross Van Dusen
Sports/Recreation, The Ultimate Hot Air Balloon Bucket List by Barbe Awalt
Travel Book, The Basic New Mexico Bucket List by Barbe Awalt
Young Readers Book, The Talking Lizard by Nasario Garcia
Best Cover Design (<6x9), The Basic New Mexico Bucket List by Paul Rhetts, designer
Best Cover Design Trade (larger than 6x9), Grandma Lale’s Tamales, cover design and illustrations by Dolores Aragon
Best Cover Design (>6x9), Ol’ Jimmy Dollar, cover design by Jerry Montoya
Best Cover Design Non Trade (larger than 6x9), The Adventures of BernCo Bernie cover design and illustrations by Marisol Baird

Finalists
Children’s Bilingual Picture Book, The Adventures of BernCo Bernie by Jill Lane
Multicultural Subject, Grandma Lale’s Tamales by Nasario Garcia

Children’s Picture Book, Don’t Touch This Book! by Barbe Awalt
Cover Design (>6x9), Don’t Touch This Book!, cover design by Paul Rhetts
Pets/Animals, Ol’ Jimmy Dollar by Slim Randles
Children’s Picture Book, What Makes a Rainbow? by Ross Van Dusen
Cover Design (>6x9), What Makes a Rainbow? by Ross Van Dusen
Juvenile Book, The Talking Lizard by Nasario Garcia
Cover Design (<6x9), The Talking Lizard, cover design by Jeremy Montoya
Cover Design (>6x9), More Pet Friends, cover design by Paul Rhetts
Reference Book, The Jewish Legacy in New Mexico History by Richard Melzer
Reference Book, Neighborhood: Twenty Five Years of Dysfunction by Barbe Awalt
Cover Design (6x9), A River Runs Through Us, cover design by Paul Rhetts
Cover Design (<6x9), The Ultimate Hot Air Balloon Bucket List by Paul Rhetts, designer
Cover Design (<6x9), Grandpa Lolo and Trampa, cover design by Jeremy Montoya
Cover Design (6x9), More Voices of New Mexico, cover design by Paul Rhetts

2015 International Latino Book Awards

First Place, Best History Book Bilingual: Bernalillo: Yesterday’s Sunshine Today’s Shadows by Nasario Garcia
First Place, Best Latino Focused Book Design: How Chile Came to New Mexico by Rudy Anaya, translated by Nasario Garcia, and illustrated by Nicolas Otero
First Place, Best Use of Illustrations Inside the Book: How Chile Came to New Mexico by Rudy Anaya, translated by Nasario Garcia, and illustrated by Nicolas Otero
Second Place, Best Children’s Fiction Picture Book Bilingual: How Chile Came to New Mexico by Rudy Anaya, translated by Nasario Garcia, and illustrated by Nicolas Otero
Honorable Mention/Finalist, Picture Book Bilingual: Grandma Lale’s Tamales by Nasario Garcia and illustrated by Dolores Aragon
Honorable Mention/Finalist, Most Inspirational Children’s Picture Book Bilingual: How Chile Came to New Mexico
Honorable Mention/Finalist, Best Interior Design: How Chile Came to New Mexico by Rudy Anaya, translated by Nasario Garcia, and illustrated by Nicolas Otero

2015 Southwest Book Design & Production Awards, New Mexico Book Association
Winner, Children & Young Adult Book, How Chile Came to New Mexico by Rudy Anaya, translated by Nasario Garcia, and illustrated by Nicolas Otero
Runner-up, Guides & Travel Books, Saddle-Up: Cowboy Guide to Writing by Slim Randles

2015 PubWest Design Awards
Bronze, History: Family History in the Rio Abajo by Andres Armijo

2015 Book Awards by the New Mexico Press Women Association
Best Children’s Fiction Book: How Chile Came to New Mexico by Rudolfo Anaya, illustrated by Nicolas Otero, and translated by Nasario García
Best Anthology: Bernalillo by Nasario García
2nd Place, Adult Non-fiction-History: Family History in the Rio Abajo by Andres Armijo
2nd Place, Children’s Fiction Book: Grandma Lale’s Tamales by Nasario Garcia
2nd Place, Adult Nonfiction-General: Space Pioneers by Loretta Hall
3rd Place, Children’s Fiction Book: Grandpa Lolo and Trampa by Nasario Garcia
3rd Place, Short Story Collections: Max Evans & A Few Friends by Ollie Reed, Ruthe Francis & Slim Randles
Honorable Mention, Children’s Fiction Book: The Talking Lizard by Nasario Garcia
Honorable Mention, Adult Nonfiction-History Book: Unsolved by Don Bullis
Honorable Mention, Adult Nonfiction-General: Saddle-Up: Cowboy Guide to Writing by Slim Randles
Second Place, Overall Excellence in Communications: Rio Grande Books

2015 Eric Hoffer Book Awards
Category Finalist, Saddle-Up: Cowboy Guide to Writing by Slim Randles

2015 Book Award by New Mexico Historical Society
Fabiola Cabeza de Baca Award: Family History in the Rio Abajo by Andres Armijo
Pablita Velarde Award: Grandma Lale’s Tamales: A Christmas Story” by Nasario Garcia

2015 INDIEFAB Awards by Foreword Magazine
Second Place, Science Book: Space Pioneers in their own words by Loretta Hall
Finalist, Juvenile Book: How Chile Came to New Mexico by Rudolfo Anaya, illustrated by Nicolas Otero, and translated by Nasario García

2014 Southwest Book of the Year by Border Regional Library Association
How Chile Came to New Mexico by Rudolfo Anaya, illustrated by Nicolas Otero, and translated by Nasario García

2014 Remarkable Latino Children’s Literature from Latinas for Latino Lit
How Chile Came to New Mexico by Rudolfo Anaya, illustrated by Nicolas Otero, and translated by Nasario García

2014 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards
Gold Medal, Multicultural Children's Picture Book How Chile Came to New Mexico by Rudolfo Anaya, illustrated by Nicolas Otero, and translated by Nasario García

2014 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards

Best Book How Chile Came to New Mexico by Rudolfo Anaya, illustrated by Nicolas Otero, and translated by Nasario García
Best Book Space Pioneers in their own words by Loretta Hall
Best Cover Design (larger than 6x9) How Chile Came to New Mexico by Rudolfo Anaya, illustrated by Nicolas Otero, and translated by Nasario García
Best Cover Design (smaller than 6x9) Saddle Up: A Cowboy Guide to Writing by Slim Randles
Children's Picture Book bilingual How Chile Came to New Mexico by Rudolfo Anaya, illustrated by Nicolas Otero, and translated by Nasario García
History-New Mexico Bernalillo by Nasario García
History-New Mexico UNSOLVED by Don Bullis
How-to Book Saddle Up: A Cowboy Guide to Writing by Slim Randles
Nonfiction-Other Max Evans and a few friends by Ollie Reed, Jr, Ruth E Francis, and Slim Randles
Science Space Pioneers in their own words by Loretta Hall
Young Readers Grandpa Lolo and Trampa by Nasario García

Finalists in the 2014 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards

Anthology UNSOLVED by Don Bullis
Anthology Literacy Alive by Sharleen Daugherty
Anthology Max Evans and a few friends by Ollie Reed, Jr, Ruth E Francis, and Slim Randles
Fiction-Other Literacy Alive by Sharleen Daugherty
History-New Mexico Family History in the Rio Abajo by Andres Armijo
History-New Mexico Space Pioneers in their own words by Loretta Hall
Multi-cultural Family History in the Rio Abajo by Andres Armijo
Young Adult Literacy Alive by Sharleen Daugherty
Best Cover Design Family History in the Rio Abajo by Andres Armijo
Best Cover Design Space Pioneers in their own words by Loretta Hall

THIRD PLACE, OVERALL EXCELLENCE: 2014 New Mexico Press Women Book Awards


LPD Press & Rio Grande Books


Faith and art have always been bound together, especially in the Southwest and the old Hispanic villages of New Mexico. LPD Press has built a regional publishing company whose mission is to share the stories of faith, history, culture, and art found in the Hispanic Southwest. Rio Grande Books has taken that foundation and has expanded beyond the boundaries of New Mexico and explores the history and culture of the entire Southwest. Together, they are recording tradition.

"Among their books are works on Hispanic pottery and historical works about Archbishop Jean Baptiste Lamy and Frank Applegate, who helped develop the art movement in New Mexico" -- Albuquerque Journal