Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Tucson Festival of Books

Last year, I went to Phoenix for Left Coast Crime, and I realized how much I missed Arizona in March. Well, let's face it, I always miss Arizona. But, I'm going back this year. I've also missed the Tucson Festival of Books. It's a two-day festival held on the campus of the University of Arizona. And, it's wonderful.

The list of authors goes on and on. Cara Black, Donis Casey, Craig Johnson, Terry Shames are just a few of the mystery authors. Authors such as Brunonia Barry, Alice Hoffman, Paulette Jiles, Lisa See, Douglas Brinkley, David Maraniss, Richard Reeves, Amy Dickinson.

I'm moderating a panel on the Sunday of the event. It's called Deadly Debuts, and features Gina Wohlsdorf, author of Security, and Hester Young, author of The Gates of Evangeline and The Shimmering Road. Those books are next on my TBR pile.

Then, when the festival is over, and I'm back in the Phoenix area for a couple days, I'll grab the opportunity to go to The Poisoned Pen and see Jacqueline Winspear.

In the meantime, the 70 degree temperatures we've had here are just giving me a taste of heat. I'm looking forward to a March long weekend in Arizona.

10 comments:

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Nice one. We spent most of our time on Arizona in the Phoenix area, as my parents were west of there and my sister is in Scottsdale, but we really enjoyed our two visits to Tucson.

Kay said...

Have a great time, Lesa! Arizona in the late winter/early spring is the best. My husband is going to Tucson this weekend for a golf trip. I'm not going with him this time, but wish it were the weekend of the book festival. Then I'd be there in a shot. I liked Hester Young's first book and have #2 here to read soon. I am getting to go to Malice Domestic this year. That should be a fun time.

Lesa said...

I spend most of my time in the Phoenix area, too, Jeff. But, I love the book festival.

Lesa said...

Thank you, Kay! Of course, I'm prejudiced and just think Arizona any time of the year is the best. Oh, that's fun. I've never been to Malice. You should have a great time!

Kaye Barley said...

I wish I could join you. This sounds like such fun and I know you're going to have a great time!

Lesa said...

I'm thinking next year, maybe the Savannah Book Festival in February. I have a librarian friend who says I can stay with her. I wish you were coming, too! But, Paris, Kaye - we'll always have Paris!

Reine said...

I'll be there, too. I go every year. Im meeting friends and don't yet know our schedule, but maybe I'll get to meet you as well.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

I sold books at Malice Domestic for over 10 years. I'm glad it is back in Bethesda.

Gram said...

I have just started The Fifth Petal by Brunonia Barry and am enjoying it very much.+

Gaye said...

Terrific!!! Arizona will welcome you back with open arms. I know it will be only for a bit, but you know the sand just gets in your sandals and will draw you back. That's what good friends and memories will do.
I am so excited for the festival. It is the highlight of my Spring Break each year AND it just keeps getting better and better. Travel safe and we'll see you soon.