New Mexico Authors

Before moving to New Mexico, we read all of Tony Hillerman’s novels and knew one day we would explore the four corners area. Little did we realize that we would live in Kevin Kearney country - the main character of Michael McGarrity’s novels. And, that one of our favorite shows, Longmire, would be filmed in New Mexico. As we discover other New Mexico authors and poets, we will share those with you. 

Michael McGarrity

Tony Hillman died in 2008, but his daughter Anne continues the mysteries of Joe Leaphorn and Jim Chee.

Lesley Poling-Kempes, Ladies of the Canyons, an excellent history book.

Steven F. Havill is an American author of western mysteries. He lives in Datil, New Mexico, with his wife Kathleen and has written two series of police procedurals set in the fictional Posadas County, New Mexico; along with other works. 

Many of the gift shops in New Mexico sell books about New Mexico and novels written by New Mexico authors. There are several independent bookstores that stock their shelves with works by local authors.



All university bookstores - UNM, NMSU, ENMU - are also a great place to roam the aisles!