Sunbelt Shows Expands with Publishing Division

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After producing the National Fiery Foods & Barbecue Show for 30 years, and the Scovie Awards Competition for 21 years, Sunbelt Shows, Inc. has expanded with a book publishing division. Sunbelt Editions is a joint venture with Don’s Bookstore, the oldest bookstore in Albuquerque and probably New Mexico. Elizabeth Johnson, owner of Don’s Bookstore, has been named publisher of Sunbelt Editions, and I will serve as editor. Lois Manno, who I’ve worked with since the early days of Chile Pepper magazine (25 years+), has been named book designer and illustrator. We are building a website at, and our first three books are:

Da Vinci’s Kitchen is available for sale here; First Skin 500 Squirrels here, and The Big Squeeze here.