Taos Writers


Black, Bonnie Lee

Bonnie Lee Black is the author of three published memoirs: Somewhere Child (Viking Press, 1981), How to Cook a Crocodile (Peace Corps Writers, 2010), and How to Make an African Quilt (Nighthawk Press, 2013), as well as numerous published essays. Bonnie holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Antioch University, Los Angeles (2007), and a BA in Literature/Writing (with honors) from Columbia University, New York City (1979). She taught English and Creative Writing at UNM-Taos for ten years. She now teaches an eight-week Creative Nonfiction Writing Workshop through SOMOS twice a year. She writes a monthly column for The Taos News (www.taosnews.com/delicioso/) and maintains a blog called The WOW Factor (www.bonnieleeblack.com/blog/). For more, go to Bonnie’s website: www.bonnieleeblack.com.

Bleiler, Lyn

Lyn Bleiler is a freelance writer and author of Arcadia Publishing's Images of America Taos (2011) and Santa Fe Art and Architecture (2012). Lyn's articles have appeared in Somerset Studio, New Mexico Magazine, Trend Magazine, and EcoSource.  She is recipient of two Emily Harvey Foundation Venice, Italy Residencies (2009 and 2011/12), and a Pentales Hemingway Room residency in Berlin, Germany (2012). lyn.bleiler@yahoo.com

Burns, Cherie

Cherie's newest book is Searching for Beauty: The Life of Millicent Rogers, published by St. Martin’s Press in 2011. She has published two other books and has worked as a journalist in New York and southern California. She has lived in Taos since 2006.

Debiase, Johanna

Johanna DeBiase is a freelance journalist/blogger (Writer's Digest, xoJane, Bustle, edible Santa Fe, Transitions Abroad, Tempo) and fiction writer (Portland Review, Monkeybicycle, theNewerYork, Convergence, San Antonio Current, Gravel). Her fabulist novella Mama & the Hungry Hole (Wordcraft of Oregon, 2015) is forthcoming in June. She has earned scholarships to attend Vermont Studio Center and San Miguel Writer's Conference as well as a spot at the Rensing Center.

Green, Lorna

 My work has just been published both online and in hard copy by the Scientific God Journal. It deals with all kinds of contemporary things, from Consciousness, and Earth that is just as conscious as we are, A New Theory of the Universe Based on Consciousness, the near death experience, reincarnation, and the role that Donald Trump is playing in all of this. I have been given permission to share the completed work, just as it is online, with everyone, anyone can download it. It i also available for purchase on Amazon under the Scientific God Journal, Lorna Green, PhD

And so, it is, simply titled: Consciousness as the Organizing Principle of the Universe.

All feedback welcomed.

And I also invite all members of Somos to join me in my blog on WordPress: Metaphysics.blog The Truth About Consciousness.



Herrman, Lucy

Lucy Herrman is a writer and a poet. She writes a monthly cooking column for the Taos News. She has taught poetry workshops, and edited a literary small press. Her work has been published in journals, magazines and newspapers. She recently completed a screenplay/pilot for a television series. She is currently working on a memoir and also a cookbook.

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Jones, Scott Archer

Scott is currently working on his sixth novel. He lives in northern New Mexico, after stints in the Netherlands, Scotland and Norway, plus less exotic locations. . He’s worked for a power company, a lumberyard, an energy company, and a winery. He has three books out, through Southern Yellow Pine and Fomite.

Levy, Jim

Jim Levy is the author of Corazón (and Merkle), about two dogs; Cooler Than October Sunlight, poems from 1959 to 2014; The Poems of Caius Herennius Felix, a fictional work about a first-century Roman-Spanish poet; Joy To Come, literary and cultural essays; The Fifth Season, about depression, suicide and recovery, Rowdy’s Boy, a memoir of boyhood and adolescence, and Mar Egeo, fiction and memoir about travel.

Livingston, Joan

Joan Livingston is an author of novels for adults and young readers, including los Primos bilingual series. She recently released a novel Peace, Love, and You Know What, a comedy set in the early seventies.

For over thirty years, she worked as a journalist, including a reporter, columnist, and editor. Her most recent gig was the managing editor of The Taos News.

For more, visit her website www.joanlivingston.net.

MacNaughton, Anne

Anne is a writer, poet, editor, visual artist and educator. She co-founded both S.O.M.O.S. and the World Poetry Bout Association, producer of the famed Taos Poetry Circus. She founded the first competitive poetry contest for teenagers as well as the earliest competitive youth poetry team. She leads workshops, and often teaches creative writing and public speaking at University of New Mexico Taos.

Odin, Jane

Jane is a former professor at New York University School of the Arts where she taught performance techniques and was chairman of the voice department. Her recently published books Napoleon's Bathtub and Mousie: Diary of A Coon Cat Family are listed on Amazon.com.

Pruitt, Kat

Kat Pruitt, writer, painter, and former high school English teacher, has written two children's books entitled, Si' Si' the Circus Cat and Si' Si' and the Enchanted Circle both published by Pruggus Publishing.  Kat and her husband moved to Taos, their hearts' home, in 2009.  Si' Si' and her creator are both on Facebook.

Sagemiller, Greg

Greg Sagemiller has served several three year terms as Trustee of the oldest archaeological society in North America - the Archaeological Society of New Mexico. He is also past President and Program Chair of the Taos Archaeological Society. 

Smith, Jan

Jan Smith has been the curator for SOMOS since 2009. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College (6/14)and has had short stories and poems published in "Howl," "Chokecherries," and "The Pitkin Review." She was the scholarship recipient for the 2013 Taos Writer Award at the Taos Summer Writers Conference and a 2012 short story winner at Southwest Writers. In 2014 she won first place for an excerpt from her memoir, Blink Like Crazy, from Southwest Writers.