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Award-winning New Mexico author, journalist and novelist Sharon Niederman has owned and operated her writing and photography business, Pisces Projects, since 1993. She specializes in features, profiles, essays and books relating to history, cuisine, architecture, travel and traditions of New Mexico and the Southwest. She has written and edited a half-dozen non-fiction BOOKS, two of which have received the Border Regional Library Southwest Book Award for "contribution to the history and culture of the Southwest.";

She frequently contributes personal essays to Sage Magazine of the Albuquerque Journal and features to New Mexico Magazine as well as numerous other regional and national publications, including Sunset Magazine. She also writes museum exhibits, including "Ranch Women of New Mexico,"; and "Jewish Pioneers of New Mexico." She is a consultant for historic preservation and rural economic development concerns, including the New Mexico Beef Council and previously, New Mexico Heritage Preservation Alliance. A new edition of her Great Destinations "Santa Fe & Taos Book: A Complete Guide" is forthcoming from The Countryman Press in April, 2006. She is also a tour guide for University of New Mexico's Continuing Education Story of New Mexico travel program and does film work, including a recent background stint in "Welcome to America," starring Kevin Kline. She is a member of the Chuckwagon CowBelles, Albuquerque Press Women, Women Writing the West and the Society of American Travel Writers. Gov. Bill Richardson recently appointed her to serve on the board of directors of the Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces. She lives in Albuquerque.


"A Quilt of Words: Women's Diaries, Letters & Original Accounts of Life in the Southwest, 1860-1960"
"Hellish Relish: Sizzling Salsas and Devilish Dips from the Kitchens of New Mexico.";
"Return to Abo,"-- novel inspired by stories collected from New Mexico ranch women
University of New Mexico Press, Spring, 2005


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