Gibbs Smith, Publisher Authors Finalists for New Mexico Book Awards!

Each year, the New Mexico Book Awards Program honors special New Mexico authors/publishers for their special contributions to New Mexico's book community. In 2008, the New Mexico Book Awards will present Friends of New Mexico Books Awards to Denise Chavez (Las Cruces) and David Morrell (Santa Fe) and the Friends of New Mexico Authors Award to Ruthe Francis for their support of local New Mexico books. In 2007, Tony Hillerman (Los Ranchos) and Rudolfo Anaya (Albuquerque) were honored with the Friends of New Mexico Books Awards.

Gibbs Smith, Publisher authors nominated as finalists include:

Cooking with Johnny Vee — Vollertsen, John

History Book
Walks in Literary Santa Fe — Harrelson, Barbara

Reference Book
Japanese Style — Lim, Sunamita
Stone Design— Morris, John T.
Vastu— Silverman, Sherri

First Book
Historic New Mexico Churches— Lux, Annie


Great Chefs Cook Vegan author Linda Long interviews with Chef and Radio Host Mark Tafoya of ReMARKable Chef

ReMARKable Palate #161: Great Chefs Cook Vegan

"This week, I speak with Linda Long, writer, food photographer, and long time vegan, who has recently published a gorgeous cookbook entitled Great Chefs Cook Vegan, in which she features vegan recipes created by 25 of the most well known chefs in the USA, along with some beautiful photography. This book shows us just how beautiful vegan dishes can be, and how easy it can be to create beautiful vegan dishes at home." - Mark Tafoya


Wedding expert and author launches Tablescapes: Setting the Table with Style

Kimberly Schlegel Whitman knows firsthand what it takes to set the stage just right for that special occasion. As the previous president of a high-end events company, Ms. Whitman's new book contains all the ingredients to create the perfect table setting for any occassion! Whether it's a sit-down dinner for a few guests or a buffet for many, a bridal or baby shower, a holiday dinner with the family or an al fresco party at the beach, Tablescapes: Setting the Table with Style, contains dozens of ideas to inspire hostesses of all ages, from experienced party-givers to style-setters of a new generation!
Kimberly at a recent book signing at Neimen Marcus in Plano, Texas.
Read a recent article with a reference about Kimberly Schlegel Whitman's previous title, The Wedding Workbook, in the New York Times.


Art and the Gardener author Gordon Hayward tours the country promoting his book

NEW HAMPSHIRE HOME'S 2008 Lecture Series

"Inspiration for Gardeners"

Acclaimed author and landscape architect Gordon Hayward presented a stunning slide show based on his forthcoming tenth book, Art and the Gardener: Fine Painting as Inspiration for Garden Design.

The event was held at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, and was followed by a book signing and wine-and-cheese reception.

(photo courtesy of New Hampshire HOME Web site)
Gordon Hayward (center) talks about garden design with Beth and James Aponovich (left) and Don and Lillian Stokes (right).

(photo courtesy of New Hampshire HOME Web site)
Makena Herget (left) and NEW HAMPSHIRE HOME editor Andi Axman congratulate Gordon Hayward after his lecture.

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