World Weaver Press is based in Albuquerque, New Mexico and, as someone born and raised here myself, I definitely have an affinity for local artists. New Mexico is attractive to people for many reasons, from Roswell being the UFO capital of the world, to being the setting of critically-acclaimed shows like Breaking Bad. Personally, I’m really fond of the art culture around here and how the state seems to have this indescribable pull that draws in so many artists. Beyond that, New Mexicans love celebrating their work--you’ll be hard-pressed to walk through Santa Fe without seeing Georgia O’Keefe mentioned once.
In much the same way that it’s brought in visual artists, New Mexico has hosted its fair share of writers over the years (Cormac McCarthy, D.H. Lawrence, and, of course, George R.R. Martin to name a few). And, when it comes to speculative fiction, the state has no shortage of creatives contributing to the genre. Let’s take a glimpse at a few sci-fi and fantasy authors living in the “Land of Enchantment”: