On Friday, Feb. 11, the Museum of New Mexico Foundation’ presents four local authors reading love scenes from their books. Beginning the reading is Pamela Christie, whose novel Dead
Lizard’s Dance is billed as “a tale of love, murder and witchery in old Santa Fe.” Following Christie is Rick Collignon, who employs a magical realist style to tell tales of the mythical Northern New Mexico town of Guadalupe. His works have won favorable reviews in The
New York Times Book Review and The Atlantic. Next up is Martha Egan, whose most recent short-story collection La Ranfla and Other New
Mexico Stories won the 2010 New Mexico Book Award for fiction. Last on the docket is Judith Ryan Hendricks. Her 2009 novel The Laws of
Harmony explores the life of a young woman raised on a New Mexico commune and struggling to find her identity as an adult.
Every book sold at the free reading includes a chocolate heart from Todos Santos Chocolates & Confections. Profits from the book sales benefit the museums. The reading, which begins at 4 p.m., takes place at the Palace of the Governors Book, Print, and Photo Archive Shop in the Palace of the Governors (Washington Avenue entrance).
For more information, call 988-3454. — Casey Sanchez
In love with New Mexico: Martha Egan; above, Rick Collignon