In children’s books and in adult novels, four local authors mean to entertain you! Meet Evelyn and her Golden Leaf, by Elaine LeVine; meet Sour Grapes and Shadow, by Judy Cicero; Meet Rubee Dove in “What I Love!” said Rubee Dove; and meet Alfie in The Menagerie on Winter Street by Rosemary Matos. You’ll also get acquainted with their authors, characters in their own right, who created them in fantastical stories and coloring books.

Elaine LeVine, Judy Cicero, Charmayne Samuelson, and Rosemary Matos are local authors of various genres including mystery novels, memoirs, and historical fiction, and have each found a whimsical side to their writing paths that gives them great joy.

“The four of us met in the Las Cruces Writers group,” explains Samuelson, “and eventually discovered that we each had children’s books. We gravitated toward each other and want to share our efforts with the local community.”

The writers will be showcasing these and other titles on Saturday, July 9th, from 12-3p.m. at the Mesilla Valley Mall as part of the Las Cruces Writers MIDSUMMER BOOK DREAMS book signing and sale. Samuelson will also be signing her novel featuring a unique time travel twist, Mystery of the Lost Kingdom of Gold, as well as her self-hypnosis book, The No. 1 Self-Help Technique In The Universe. Dr. Elaine LeVine, a local psychologist well-known to the Las Cruces community, will be signing her coloring book about the young elephant, Evelyn, and her jungle adventures. Rosemary Matos will also be signing Promises From Cuba, a tale of love and courage amid the difficult times of young, violent rebels. Judy Cicero will also be signing her book, Tate and the Lotus Pond, an enchanting fairy tale.

Join the Las Cruces Writers on Saturday, July 9, 2020 from 12 -3 p.m. Also signing will be Mark William Davis, Signals and Noise; George Pintar, Navajo Tainted Beliefs and other titles; Bob Worthington, Fighting Viet Cong in the Rung Sat and other titles; Susan Pfeiffer, The Dusty Attic; Fenton Kay, The Old Courthouse and David Osterhout, OINK! Only In North Korea and other titles.

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