Barbara Harrelson developed a literary walking tour of Santa Fe, "Storytellers and the Southwest," soon after she moved to that New Mexico center of arts and culture. It is one of the few literary walking tours in the nation. Native to New Mexico, Harrelson is an independent writer whose work has appeared in the Newark Star-Ledger, the Santa Fe New Mexican, The Essential Guide to Santa Fe & Taos, and the Bloomsbury Review, among other publications.
Walks in Literary Santa Fe is a dandy pocket-sized guide to the
worlds of Mabel Dodge Luhan and Edward Abbey, among many others.
Also covered are Lew Wallace, who wrote Ben-Hur in Santa Fe in the
late 19th century, Conrad Richter, Billy the Kid (he didn't write
anything, but an awful lot has been written about him), Evan
Connell, Jack Schaefer, N. Scott Momaday, and Willa Cather, who set
Death Comes for the Archbishop there. Overall, an excellent
guide to the literary sites of one of the Southwest's most
picturesque places.-- (06/10/2007)
In a town known for its visual arts, adobes, landscape and food, Harrelson creates neighborhood walks describing landmarks through the words of and associations with stories and authors.--San Francisco Chronicle (05/31/2007)