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The 2022 Celebrate Authors event will include not only about 50 writers from the region, but also several individuals who are not only writers but resources for other writers and also in the areas of design, publication, editing and more.

Celebrate Authors 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.

Resources for authors

  • Beth Miller’s career path has led to more than 22 years as a graphic designer and has included writing 100-plus books, including novels, autobiographies, cookbooks, Christian counseling, advertisement and much more. Along with creating book covers, Miller has developed skills in formatting and typesetting book interiors. She also has created fabric designs and photo restorations. Miller is proficient in CorelDraw and certified in Photoshop. In 2016, Miller began developing sewing notions and was awarded one of six “top success” stories in northern New Mexico by the New Mexico Small Business Association. Miller and her husband, Danny, have been married for 50 years. They have two children and six grandchildren.
  • Joy Miller of Mesilla is an artist and former art curator now working independently in the fields of design and arts writing. She received a bachelor’s degree in art and art history from Thiel College in Greenville, Pennsylvania, and a master’s degree in fine art from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. Miller’s career has included gallery preparatory work at New Mexico State University and an 18-year position as curator of art for the Las Cruces Museum of Art. Her current work includes writing art reviews for publications such as Southwest Contemporary, based in Santa Fe. She has contributed to the production of numerous print publications in areas including layout design, content development, cover art and editing.
  • Karen Ray is a writer, editor and memoir coach. She grew up in the Mesilla Valley and earned a journalism degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Ray believes everyone’s life story is precious and unique, she said. As the owner of Remembering the Time memoir and family history service, Ray helps others record a life legacy of their personal stories. Ray lives in southern New Mexico and enjoys reading, writing, history, anything outdoors and “all things rusty and dusty.” When not writing and editing others’ work across genres, she loves to travel and collect stories about lesser-known people and places. Visit www.rememberingthetime.net and find Remembering the Time on social media.

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

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