Teaming up for a great show!

Aji and are excited to host the Diamonds at Dusk Novel Release Party on Saturday, May 21 at 4 p.m. at Javalina Coffee House and Gallery. I will read from my debut novel Diamonds at Dusk, published with Progressive Rising Phoenix Press. And my daughter, Ajalaa Claussen, will host a gallery opening that includes the three photos featured on the novel cover and photo essays about the Mimbres Valley and Bisbee, Arizona. Popular singer/songwriter Greg Renfro will provide musical entertainment.

Diamonds at Dusk is a young adult romantic adventure set in the Mimbres Valley. Long-time residents of the Mimbres Hot Springs Ranch, both of us have gathered inspiration from the wild high desert country.

Ajalaa Claussen is an eighth grader at Aldo Leopold Charter School. She has a monthly column called “Teen Ink” in The Mimbres Messenger. Her photos have been featured in a number of publications including: River Poets Journal, The Silver City Quarterly Review, The Silver City Sun-News, and The Grant County Beat. The photo exhibit on display May 17- 25 is her first show. Javalina is located at 117 West Market Street, Silver City.

Signed copies of my novel will be for sale along with Ajalaa’s photos and greeting cards. Door prizes include the chance to win a signed copy of the novel and a set of greeting cards. Hope to see you all there!


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