More writers join Celebrate Authors, coming Sept. 18 at Branigan Library


Celebrate Authors 2022 will be held 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, at Thomas Branigan Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave., with nearly 50 local and regional writers participating.

A few slots are left in this year’s event for authors who have had books published in 2020, 2021 and/or 2022, said event organizer Alice B. Davenport.

Here are two more of this year’s participating authors.

  • “Duet,” the most recent of seven books of poetry, prose and art by Bonnie Bostrom, is a collaboration by Bostrom and fellow poet Alison Hurwitz. They are both members of NPR Poetry with Kwame Alexander. As part of the National Public Radio program, writers share their poetry on particular requested topics. Bostrom’s fourth book, “Born Crazy,” was a 2019 Eric Hoffer Award finalist.
  • Susan Elaine Pfeiffer is a native of Miami, Florida. She moved to Las Cruces in 1994 and worked as an administrative assistant at Las Cruces International Airport for 21 years. In Pfeiffer’s third novel, “The Dusty Attic: Where The Future Meets The Past,” “two lonely, desperate hearts cry out and be heard hundreds of years apart,” the author said. Can “someone from the future who is used to all the modern conveniences and luxuries live in the past when the frontier of Tennessee was wild and untamed? This is the question that Sara Mathews and Nathan Chambers must answer when Sara wanders into an old, dusty attic in an abandoned house and the unimaginable happens.”
  • “We are never too young or too old to write a book as long as we have an adventure, a fantasy, a fairy tale or even a poem,” said author Sarah Hernandez. “There are all kinds of authors. I write for fun. I enjoy writing and showing my grandkids funny little stories that they sometimes think are all about them. Actually, they are all made up; none are true. I just love how they google and laugh after the stories are told.

Hernandez said her first book, “Jacob and His Big Adventure,” was translated into Spanish by Josh Galvez. She also wrote “Jacob and His Next Big Adventure,” “Anna” and “Bling, Bling and Dinosaurs.”  

  • Author and artist Cheryl Hardin will present three books: In “This Stage of Life,” Jake Dimond and Elen Austin “are ready to sort their fractured lives. In “Family Matters,” “the histories of Sam Taylor, Maggie Hampton, Jesse Love and Faye Allen “link generations. Dysfunction is laid bare but speaks to hope for all who believe family does, indeed, matter.” In “The 510(k) Fiasco," Rae Charles is catapulted into a world of corporate intrigue when she is pitted against an adversary bent on destroying the medical device company that hired her to investigate a white-collar crime. Visit www.cherylhardin.com.
  • James W, Law, a retired naval officer, has completed the fourth book in his Pacific War Series. “World II Submarine Commander” is historical fiction presenting the training and adventures of Ensign Lyle Littleton as he goes to war onboard a Gato Class fleet submarine. Characters from Law’s previous three books, “World War II Transport Pilot,” “World War II Destroyer Sailor” and “World War II PT Boat Captain,” are also woven into this latest tale. Law’s books provide technical detail on aviation, surface ships, PTBs and submarines, and he communicates the camaraderie of men-in-arms, their arduous training and innovative employment of weapons of war. Law had a 24-year Navy career that included seven Pacific cruises on aircraft carriers.

Contact Davenport at 575-527-1411, email at adavenport@totacc.com, or come to Moonbow's Book Nook, 225 E Idaho #32.

Celebrate Authors 2022