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By Dr. Alan E. Diehl

A government whistleblower reveals what could, and more importantly, should have happened to the icon.
The CIA psychologist assigned to spy on her discovers the Deep State’s assassination plot. Knowing she does not deserve to die, he goes rogue and plans her kidnapping.But how can he prevent relentless pursuers from murdering them both?
Throughout her life, Marilyn was the quintessential Me Too victim. At the height of her fame, she became intimate with the two Kennedy brothers, who tied to impress her by revealing some of this nation’s darkest secrets.
Singing “Happy Birthday, Mister President” caused a scandal, and they dumped her. RFK then unceremoniously demanded Marilyn conceal their affairs. Shocked, the jilted actress threatened to disclose the classified information to prove their trysts.
Central Intelligence Agency officials were determined to prevent this and assigned Dr. Dirk Mitchell to secretly analyze her behavior.
A consummate professional, he realized Monroe was depressed and drug dependent. He concluded she should be abducted and taken to an Agency ‘black site’ where he could employ hypnotic techniques to brainwash her.
But when CIA officials rejected that recommendation and instead planned to have the Mafia kill her, Mitchell decided to risk his own life to save her.
He then discovered that an erstwhile Marilyn impersonator had just died of a drug overdose and staged a daring body swap.
During their escape attempt, Mitchell must employ all of his ‘secret agent’ skills to outsmart her would-be assassins while treating Monroe’s mental problems and resisting the lady’s amorous overtures.
The scenario described herein is consistent with the known facts of this epic mystery.

The author received numerous classified assignments and prestigious awards during his career. He also worked with CIA operatives and interviewed an FBI agent who knew RFK. But to avoid becoming a whistleblower again, he presents this information in a novel.

His first book, Silent Knights: Blowing the Whistle on Military Accidents and Their Coverups, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, and he has appeared on numerous programs such as CNN State of the Union, Fox News Sunday, and BBC Witness History.

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Creating Book Covers Class

SouthWest Writers of Albuquerque, New Mexico is sponsoring a class on creating book covers for people who want to self-publish.  Rose Marie Kern  and Kathy Louise Schuit are combining their talents for three thursday afternoon zoom classes.

Class dates and times: October 7,14 & 21 from 3-5 pm MT. Cost: $ 10 per hour for SWW members ($60); $15 per hour for nonmembers ($90). Registration information is available at





RMK Publications Books are Finalists!


The New Mexico/Arizona Book Awards just announced their 2021 list of finalists.  Among the books listed are ones that were published via RMK Publications.  Those books and the catagories they are up for include:



The Flypaper Witch Murders   written by Mary Candace Mize  is a finalist in three categories:   Fiction: Crime  – Fiction Historical  and   1st Book-New Mexico

Fiction Anthology Category:   Seeing the World in 20/20   A collection of award winning stories and poetry from the SouthWest Writers Annual contest

Another RMK author, Jacqueline Murray Loring, whose book Bridge to Socorro was just released, is a finalist in the Political/Current Events category for her book Vietnam Veterans Unbroken.

Congratulations to all of you!

All of these book are currently available on Amazon.

Listens to Father Sky-Book Published!

RMK Publications announces the release of “My 40-Year Dialogue with Jesus” by Listens to Father Sky aka Ramon Sanchez.  Click here for more information.

Pros and Cons of Traditional vs Self-Publishing Books

Here is a list of things to consider before you go with either the traditional or self-publishing (Indie) route.


Traditional Publishing Pros

  • Wide distribution and more exposure
  • Most offer an advance, sometimes a large one
  • They do the editing, formatting, cover art
  • More marketing power

Traditional Publishing Cons

  • Take six months to respond to a query or submission
  • Take another six to eighteen months before publication if accepted
  • They have power over cover art and title
  • Don’t use the marketing power they wield effectively
  • Pay royalties twice a year
  • Don’t involve you in many of the decisions regarding your book
  • Difficult to implement changes
  • Lousy royalty rates, between 6% and 25%
  • Very hard to break into

Self Publishing Pros

  • Paid once a month
  • You control price and cover
  • Publication is almost instant
  • Easy to implement changes
  • Every decision is yours
  • Great royalty rates  
  • Anyone can do it

Self Publishing Cons

  • No free professional editing, formatting, or cover art
  • Usually Fewer sales unless author works at it
  • Less than 10% of current book market
  • Greater potential to publish crappy books
  • All costs are upfront to the author
  • Author must do their own marketing


“My Blessed Street” Published!


It is always a joyful time after months of formatting, revision, cover design, and more revisions, when you can finally hit the big yellow PUBLISH button!   Assisting Verne Lucero and his wife, Christy in creating “My Blessed Street” was fun – this memoir hits home to anyone with interest in early 20th century life in New Mexico and how faith can carry you through some really tough times.   Click here for more information.



Toro: The Naked Bull Book Released!

Jeffrey Candelaria

Announcing the release of

Toro: The Naked Bull

The lust for glory and fortune are as old as the origins of mankind.

Obsession, unbridled, can result in the destruction of the individual and the people they love. Toro – The Naked Bull is such a tale.

Luis Montoya, oldest of the Famed Montoya Bullfighting  family is dashing with a lust for power and women. Soon he is to be anointed “greatest” Matador adored by the residents of  Villa de Candelaria and much of  Europe.  He is handsome, charismatic, brash and driven, thirsty for fame and the spoils which accompany it. Luis’ relentless quest for power comes at the expense of anything or anyone. Luis is also the object of Gabriella’s heart. She is the untouched, beautiful daughter of one of the town’s hardest working toolmakers,  Juan Trujillo.

Simone, a younger brother, is an honorable man and an accomplished Matador in his own right. He is often troubled by his calling as a Matador, but carries on the Montoya family tradition of   bullfighting.

It has often been said that the brave have no fear. Bullfighters know this is false. They live with danger,  fear becomes a familiar acquaintance. The Toro is bred to wield chaos and fury in the dirt circle. The bullfighter knows he is totally exposed amid the mighty forces of the bull, just inches away.

In Spain, in the early1950’s, when bullfighting was a cultural tradition of almost mythical proportions.  Its people love and admire Matadors and the trappings and  pageantry of the Corida. For some, Matadors are         defined for their bravery and defiance of death. Bulls (toros) are also held in great regard for their strength, spirit,  ferocity and courage. The juxtaposition between the courage and skills  required to address and defeat a 1600 pound raging bull, against the terror of being impaled is a metaphor for life in TORO – The Naked Bull.  The spectacle of Corrida – bullfighting with its pageantry, protocols, power, fame,  bravery, and romantic ideal makes for a powerful saga.  Add the elements of betrayal, loyalty, resentment, and love amongst the Montoya brothers and the cocktail of family rivalry and chaos explodes .

      The smite of the Toro is furious. The forces of destiny persist amid any  attempt to sway its course. Destiny comes. It always comes.

Toro: The Naked Bull is available on Amazon – Click here to purchase.


Jeffrey Candelaria

A native of Albuquerque, New Mexico USA and a graduate of the University of New Mexico, Jeffrey started TORO-The Naked Bull as a life project in 2008 inspired by child and teen year experiences, including numerous trials and tribulations while growing up in Albuquerque. After he survived a car crash at ten killing his mother Shirley, he was raised by his hard-working grandfather and domineering grandmother in a lower middle-class area of Albuquerque.

Thrust into a new world absent of his mother, he experienced love, dysfunction, violence, isolation, a quality education and a childhood rife with contradictions, all of which inspired the compelling saga of TORO-The Naked Bull.

As an adult he worked across multiple disciplines including, Sales and Marketing, Corporate Relations, Media Relations, Behavioral Economic Sales & Training and has hosted various Television Programs.

Currently, Jeffrey is the host of a weekly opinion and interview style radio show called “The Gauntlet of Truth” on a 50,000-watt radio station in Albuquerque. He is a professional drummer and enjoys: public speaking, writing, reading, astronomy, running and biking. Jeffrey is married to an incredible woman, Nancy.




We Have Winners!

The New Mexico Press Women have announced the winners of their 2021 Communications Contest and two books published through RMK Publications took awards!

The Flypaper Witch Murders by Mary Candace Mize came in 2nd place in the Historical Fiction category.

Seeing the World in 20/20 by SouthWest Writers took Honorable Mention in the Anthologies division.

Although not all of our talented authors choose to enter their books into the various contests, we are very proud to have contributed to the success of those who do.

Book on High Desert Gardens Wins!

Rose M. Kern’s book on Creating Microclimates for High Desert Gardening took first place in the Crafts division of the New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards.   This annual event is sponsored by the New Mexico Book Coop.   (  It has 48 categories of prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction and more.

This compilation is the result of years of experimentation while producing large quantities of fruits, vegetables and flowers in the New Mexico high desert.  It discusses how weather extremes can be modified with advance planning.

The book is available on Amazon.  Click Here


Flypaper Witch Murders Published!

The Flypaper Witch Murders by Mary Candace Mize is now available for sale in both print and ebook formats through Amazon.  Although fictionalized, the story, set in Hungary after WWII, is based on actual events which took place in a small village after the men returned from fighting in the war.

Although the crux of the tale evolves from the pain of a young woman whose gentle father was cruelly murdered by men who’d returned home from the war, the story ripples through the lives of many villagers.  It is richly endowed with love turned to ashes, personal hopes and fears and flavored with the desires, frustrations and triumphs of every day existence.

For more information you can check out Mary Candace’s website: