hosts the third annual Tucson Festival of Books on March 12th and 13th, 2011. The festival drew 50,000 people and 450 authors in 2009. Even more people attended in March, 2010. University of Arizona
It’s an all ages show, very kid friendly, heavily staffed with volunteers, many of them
employees. We’ve got a huge, grassy mall at the UA and we turn it into a tent city. You will see authors of all genres, some of the biggest names in University of Arizona , speaking at the UA Gallagher Theater and at author panels held in auditoriums in buildings that front the mall. Look for publishers, musicians, storytellers, theatre groups and food vendors as well. America
If you are an author, you can nominate yourself for a place at the festival. Go to:
http://tucsonfestivalofbooks.org/author/new or just check out the festival website at:
I alphabetized all OTP authors on the blog assignment list, checked it against the Tucson Festival of Books A to Z author list, and found none of us—yet. A festival representative told me she didn’t know the closing deadline for nominating yourself or another author. I suspect there is a deadline, but it seems there’s still time.
If you go, you’ll see authors like Diana Gabaldon and Elmore Leonard, as well as
authors like Susan Cummins Miller and Elizabeth Gunn. I write crime fiction. In past years I’ve heard and met guys like Don Herron, a biographer and Hammett scholar who has conducted the Dashiell Hammett Tour in Tucson since 1977. Hope to see you at the Tucson Festival of Books. San Francisco
Clark Lohr’s novel, Devil’s Kitchen, a Southwest noir crime romance, is scheduled for publication by Oak Tree Press in early 2011.