Category Tucson Festival of Books

So How Was the Book Festival?

The seventh annual Tucson Festival of Books is now history. An estimated 130,000 people came to the University of Arizona campus to meet and listen to hundreds of authors from every genre of fiction and non-fiction. There was also live music, good food, plenty of booths for children, and of course authors selling their books.  Mystery writer […]

Join Hundreds of Thousands at TFOB

The seventh annual Tucson Festival of Books is just around the corner, and yes, that’s a big deal. Although a relatively small city, Tucson boasts the third-largest book fair in the United States, with over 100,000 attendees annually. The festival features over 400 authors hosting a well-rounded slate of panel discussions and workshops for both […]

Tucson Festival of Books 2014

Tucson, the 33rd largest city in the United States hosts the 4th largest book festival in the country.  Every year the festival draws more and more people–well over a hundred thousand.  That might make you rethink some of the negative stereotypes about Arizona! Once again Mr. Valentine was there, and off the top of my […]

Lunch with David Brin

Prima Donnas? Not! At various times in my life, I’ve had occasion to deal with people famous in their fields, either writers or musicians, and I’ve been struck by how down-to-earth, helpful, and friendly they are. They’re the sort of people, interesting and interested, whom you want to know better. I’ve written elsewhere in this […]

Tucson Festival of Books

Mr. Valentine at TFOB Mr. Valentine was busy this last weekend at the Tucson Festival of Books, a mammoth event that combines a writer’s conference complete with workshops, a multitude of readers-meet-author events, and general festivities for all the family. Last year, over 100,000 people attended the festival—more than 10% of Tucson’s population!  Who says […]