418 Montezuma Ave
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Virtual Author Event: Melanie Lamb Faithful & Sally Kruse
Join Melanie and Sally as they discuss their book
SAINTS AND SINNERS
Saints and Sinners is a fun and fascinating collection of beau- tiful full-color photography and art, accompanied by accessi- ble poetry reflecting a sense of place. New Mexico centric, but with appeal beyond state borders.
Perfect for anyone with an interest in multi-cultural perspec- tives. Topics cover every subject, but focuses include envi- ronmental issues, feminist issues, experiences of faith and ob- servations on aging. An iconic building from northern New Mexico is on the cover, an image that New Mexico readers (or those who love New Mexico) will quickly recognize.
About the Author:
Melanie Lamb Faithful has lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico for many years, but her heritage is Appalachian. Her poetry has been published in many journals, periodicals, devotional guides, the “EPN“ Electronic Poetry Network and “Women’s Uncommon Prayers” by Morehouse Publishing. Ekphrastic poetry (poetic interpretation and exploration of the visual image) is her specialty and her poetry has been featured in multiple galleries and art venues. Melanie also taught a class for prose writers who wanted to cross the bridge into writing po- etically. She, along with the photographer and artist Sally Nelson Kruse, created a full color book of art and poetry published by Western Edge Press/Mountain Press in 2019 entitled “Saints and Sinners, An Esoteric Collection of Poetry and Photographs from New Mexico”.
Melanie, her husband, and 3 of their 4 adult children and three cats live in Santa Fe. She spends all her time in the mountains, whether it is New Mexico or in the tiny town in southern Italy, where their second home was purchased for the price of a used Toyota. She graduated from a small Baptist college in Tennessee with a degree focused on religion, psychology and philosophy. She concluded her academic publishing career in 2019, most notably working for a British physics society where she managed all publishing operations for Latin America and the Caribbean for more than two decades.
If there is any overarching theme to her writing, it would be an affinity for feminist discovery with a sense of humor. Her two newest chapbooks released in 2020 are entitled “work of art, musings on aesthetics and the creative life” and “the spirit moves, musings on faith and the mythic life”. If you want to discuss these topics, or anything else, you can contact Melanie at 505-672-8085 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
My home town was Las Vegas, New Mexico. I graduated from New Mexico Highlands University where I studied oil painting with Elmer Schooley and Wa- tercolor with Ray Drew. I have lived in Santa Fe for 45 years and spent my life in Northern New Mexico. I consider my lifetime in Northern New Mexico to be a most treasured gift.
After enjoying careers in both finance and later teaching on the Navajo Reserva- tion, I retired and, once again, took up photography and watercolors. This jour- ney stems from a lifelong love of our New Mexico History, it’s landscapes, and the integrity and beauty of all of our humble villages and their churches.
Tickets- $5 , Ticket and Hardcover- $25