Rambo in Chama
Rambo Book Mania is the theme of this year’s Chama Book Festival, and with good reason. The fair features Santa Fean David Morrell, author of the 1972 novel
First Blood, which inspired the Rambo film franchise. Over the past three decades, Morrell has written a number of fast-paced military and CIA thrillers as well as the Marvel Comics 2007-2008 series Captain
America: The Chosen. At 7 p.m. Friday, June 4, Morrell speaks at the Elkhorn Lodge Pavilion (2663 U.S. 84/64) in Chama and screens a documentary about the making of Rambo. Morrell and other authors also speak about writing and publishing at the pavilion at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 5. The main portion of the book fair takes place at Cookin’ Books (2449 U.S. 84/64) on Saturday, June 5, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Among the 35 authors at the event are Margaret Tessler, whose husband-and-wife sleuth stories are set in locales throughout the Southwest; Florence Weinberg, the creator of Sonora
Moonlight and Seven Cities of Mud, cultureclash historical fiction that takes place in colonial New Mexico; and David J. Corwell, who writes horror and science fiction. All events are free and open to the public. Chama is two hours north of Santa Fe, just a few miles from the Colorado state line, along U.S. 84/64. For information, visit www.nmbookcoop.com or call 505-220-4933.