2015 Zia Award Finalists

Congratulations to Tonya, Sherry, Melody and Judith
  • Tanya Ward Goodman of Los Angeles, California: Leaving Tinkertown (2013) UNM Press, Albuquerque, NM – Winner
  • Sherry Robinson of Albuquerque, New Mexico: I Fought A Good Fight: A History of the Lipan Apaches (2013) University of North Texas Press, Denton Texas – First Runner-up
  • Melody Groves of Albuquerque, New Mexico: Butterfield’s Byway: America’s First Overland Mail Route Across the West (2014) The History Press, Charleston, SC – Second Runner-up
  • Judith Fein of Santa Fe, New Mexico: The Spoon from Minkowitz: A Bittersweet Roots Journey to Ancestral Lands (2014) Global Adventure, Santa Fe – Honorable Mention
Sherry Robinson accepting her first runner-up Zia award from Jessica Savage, Zia Award Chair

Sherry Robinson accepting her first runner-up Zia Award from Jessica Savage, Zia Award Chair

Sherry Robinson of Albuquerque, New Mexico autographing her book,  I Fought A Good Fight: A History of the Lipan Apaches (2013) University of North Texas Press, Denton Texas

Sherry Robinson of Albuquerque, New Mexico autographing her book, I Fought A Good Fight: A History of the Lipan Apaches (2013) University of North Texas Press, Denton Texas

Reflections from our Ghost Ranch conference

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I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the scenic Ghost Ranch, where I received two awards for my writing and the Doris Gregory Memorial Scholarship. I met inspiring people, attended intriguing workshops, and enjoyed vegan cuisine (my favorite dish was the tofu taco option at lunch on Saturday). I’m very grateful I had the opportunity to be at the conference, where I formed connections with many wonderful women and men and learned how to strengthen my writing skills. I look forward to keeping in touch with everyone!

Best,
Desiree M. Cooper
Eastern New Mexico University