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Local authors have book signing, sale July 9 at Mesilla Valley Mall


A group of local authors who write in a variety of genres will hold “Midsummer Book Dreams” book signing and sale noon-3 p.m. Saturday, July 9, at Mesilla Valley Mall, 700 S. Telshor Blvd.

Four of the authors participating in the signing and sale are Dr. Elaine LeVine (“Evelyn’s Golden Leaf”), Judy Cicero (“Sour Grapes and Shadow”), Charmayne Samuelson (“What I Love! Said Rubee Dove”) and Rosemary Matos (“The Menagerie on Winter Street”).

Visitors to the show and sale will get to meet the authors and the characters they have created for “fantastical stories and coloring books,” Samuelson said.

Samuelson said she, LeVine, Cicero and Matos have written mystery novels, memoirs and historical fiction, and “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 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.”

Samuelson will also be signing her novel “Mystery of the Lost Kingdom of Gold,” which she said includes a unique time-travel twist, as well as her self-hypnosis book, “The No. 1 Self-Help Technique In The Universe.”

LeVine will sign her coloring book, which is all about Evelyn, a young elephant, and her jungle adventures.

Matos’ book signing will include “Promises From Cuba,” which Samuelson described as “a tale of love and courage amid the difficult times of young, violent rebels.”

Cicero’s books to be signed include “Tate and the Lotus Pond,” which Samuelson called “an enchanting fairy tale.”

For more information, email info@lascruceswritersgroup.org.