The University of New Mexico Bookstore hosts author Dennis Herrick in a book signing event Thursday, Nov. 7 from 2 - 4 p.m. His book, “Winter of the Metal People,” focuses on America’s first Indian War that took place in 1540. It is the first book devoted to Coronado’s war against New Mexico Puebloans. His expedition is described in detail from the Puebloan perspective. 

Herrick is a retired faculty member from the UNM Department of Communication and Journalism. He has also worked as a reporter and newspaper publisher. His work on the Pueblo people earned him the Tony Hillerman Mystery Short Contest award in 2004, and the Southwestern Writers Contest award in 2010.

For more information on “Winter of the Metal People” and author Dennis Herrick, visit his official website at