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Worldwind Books Poetry Series
|Here at Amador Publishers we celebrate Black History and Heritage all year long, because the history and culture of African Americans and American history and culture are one and the same. Poetry in W.C. Aldridge's new collection My Soul's Journey explores this premise, as her flair for honest reflection takes readers into her world with unapologetic transparency.|
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Second Edition, Revised and Expanded
My Life Before and After Quadriplegia
by Gilbert John
Between the ancient ways of the Dine' and boarding school rules, Gilbert John's youth straddled two cultures. When a tragic accident at age 17 thrusts him firmly into the white man's world, he continues his education and becomes a powerful advocate and role model for people with disabilities on and off the Navajo reservation. And despite taboos against such a project, he writes his autobiography.
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New Mexico Stories Then and Now
by Adela Amador
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The Ten Years: Double or Nothing|
by Zelda Leah Gatuskin
Spiral Map of Time Trilogy Book 3
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DIGITAL FACE: stories|
by Zelda Leah Gatuskin
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"Fantasy and reality blur in this science fiction collection, full of eerie, otherworldly moments." Foreword Reviews
30 Years in Publishing|
2016 marked Amador Publishers' 30th Anniversary.
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Eva Krutein, acclaimed musician and author, a WWII survivor and tireless champion for international understanding, died on May 6, 2016 at the age of 95. A private memorial was held for family and friends on July 16 in Laguna Woods, California.
Eva and her husband Manfred (1917-2002) were avid members of the SERVAS organization, traveling the world and hosting international guests in order to learn about others and better understand their circumstances. The Kruteins had seen more corners of the planet than most, under dire conditions; but surviving WWII and providing for a growing family through two emigrations never dampened their enthusiasm for new adventures and new friends. A visit to New Mexico hosted by fellow SERVAS members, Amador Publishers founders Harry Willson and Adela Amador Willson, brought together the four peace activists in warm friendship and a long-running literary collaboration. The press published four Krutein titles. continue reading
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Sunday, October 19, 2014, Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice
Michelle Miller Allen died of complications from surgery on April 18, 2014 in Dunipace, Scotland, where she had made her home since 2005. She was 64. While she was known to her friends in New Mexico as a creative artist, author and editor, in Scotland she became an environmental campaigner who helped lead a revival of the River Carron. "She was described as a tireless community champion who loved the footpaths and green spaces in and around Denny and Falkirk, and worked hard to improve them for the benefit of all" (The Falkirk Herald, May 4 2014). Naturally she applied her literary skills to the task, editing the New Leaf News for the Community Green Initiative, the organization she helped to found.
Michelle was a self-described "army brat." Born in North Carolina, she traveled extensively in her childhood. She attended school in New Orleans, and eventually settled in New Mexico, where she worked as a paralegal while earning a Masters degree in Theater from UNM. Her poetry, short fiction and articles appeared in various literary and arts magazines in the U.S., Canada, the U.K. and online. Her plays were produced at venues throughout New Mexico, and her book of fiction, Hunger in the First Person Singular (Amador Publishers, 1992), won the New Mexico Press Women's Best Book Zia Award. Miller Allen was the mastermind and lead editor of Amador's anthology, Christmas Blues, Behind the Holiday Mask (1995). Her novel Journey from the Keep of Bones, was awarded First Runner Up for Best Visionary Fiction, 2003 by the National Coalition of Visionary Resources. In 2007, she published the posthumous memoir of Elizabeth McBride, Last of the Nice Girls. She was in the process of completing two mystery novels.
Michelle had made her home in Jemez Springs for a number of years. She moved to Scotland following the death of her husband, Rick Allen, but continued to operate her production company, Green Phoenix Productions, an effort dedicated to "encourag[ing] creative people to keep creating in order to counteract the destructive forces on the planet."
Wherever Michelle landed, she brought people together, energized and inspired. She has left her mark on the hearts on many on both sides of the Atlantic. At the Amador Book Bash on October 19, 2014, Zelda Leah Gatuskin, now editor in chief of Amador Publishers, will offer a tribute to her friend and "literary big sister," who helped to establish a national and international reputation for our homegrown press.
TWO AMADOR TITLES ARE
|FROM FEAR TO LOVE by Harry Willson
FEELING THE UNTHINKABLE by Donald Gutierrez
|Winners announced November 15, 2013. NM-AZ Book Awards|
|Now Available from Amador Publishers|
Walking The Four Directions
Native Spirit in Poetry, Photography and Commentary
Circumference of Forever
Poetry in the Sufi Tradition
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Amador Publishers author Donald Gutierrez died on October 29, 2013 at the age of 81. Born March 10, 1932, in Oakland, Calif., to Alicia Ruiz Chamorro and J. Salvador Gutierrez, he lived most of his young life in San Francisco and the Bay Area. He received his B.A. in English Literature and M.L.S. at UC Berkeley in 1958. While there he met and soon married artist Marlene Zander. After a stint on the East Coast, where Don applied his librarian skills at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Library and later with Grosset and Dunlap publishers, the couple returned to California. Don earned his PhD from UCLA in 1964 and soon accepted a teaching position at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. The family, which by then also included two sons, moved to New Mexico for Don's new assignment as professor of English Literature at Western New Mexico University. Despite the demanding teaching loads, Don persevered in his creative drives, sustaining a brilliant career as a poet, literary critic, and essayist. After retiring to Albuquerque, he also emerged as a deeply committed champion of humanitarian causes and social justice, evidenced in his vast contributions in books, essays, articles, book reviews, papers translated into Spanish, lectures, public readings, and participation in many public protests. Don ultimately wrote seven books. The most recent, Feeling the Unthinkable: Essays on Social Justice, won the Political book category in the New Mexico-Arizona 2013 Book Awards. Don was an inspiring and compassionate man who will be sorely missed by his family and his many friends and colleagues, but his rich legacy endures. (with thanks to Lolita Gutierrez Brockington)
|FEELING THE UNTHINKABLE and Donald Gutierrez Online|
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Don Gutierrez discusses his book.
|Chapter 28 - "When Were You Last in Mexico?" Ethnic Identity and a 1950s Bus Trip Through the South posted at Somos en escrito The Latino literary online magazine, with thanks to Armando Rendón|
February 12, 2010: CIA Declassifies History of the Glomar Explorer
|Interested in a first-hand account of Project Azorian? We have it! The story of how naval engineer Manfred Krutein assisted the CIA in raising a sunken Soviet submarine from the ocean floor, including orchestrating the "Glomar Explorer" ocean mining cover story for this secret project is told with breathtaking immediacy in his diary entries, which are interspersed with wife Eva's chronicle in AMERIKA? AMERICA! From Immigration to Espionage by Eva and Manfred Krutein. (This memoir was vetted by the CIA.)|
March 10, 2010: It is with deep sorrow that I report the death of Amador Publishers founder Harry Willson at the age of 77. We will miss his wit, wisdom, generosity and unbounded love. He was my dear friend and mentor for more than twenty years. I can still hear him saying, "You're doing it, kiddo," by way of encouragement whenever I felt I had bitten off more than I could chew. He will be with me always in spirit, and with us all through his copious writings. I know I speak for all of Harry's friends, readers and admirers in sending deepest sympathies to Adela, Mary, Andy, Mark and the rest of Harry's family. The greatest honor we can do Harry is to read his words, mix 'em up with a little of our own grey matter, and let ourselves grow in our capacities to think, understand and love. Harry's writing meant the world to him, and it was his gift to the world. He has left a good deal of literary work behind, much of it unpublished, most of it as timely as the day it was written. Harry is gone but still giving. I will continue to publish an essay each month. Here is Harry's Essay for March. with a heavy heart, Zelda
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