13 November 2014

2014 The All-Zona Book Fest

If you've been wondering why I haven't posted in six weeks, it is due to The All-Zona Book Fest
happening on Sunday, November 23. The venue is St. Francis Cabrini Parish Hall, 3201 East Presidio Road in Tucson, and it will run from 9:00AM till 3:00PM. My fellow Gecko Gals Ink members and I have been working on this event since July. This year we have a great mix of forty-five authors who write in all sorts of genres plus a couple of community service partners.

First, St. Vincent DePaul will hold a Silent Auction and White Elephant sale to benefit those in need in the Tucson community. All sorts of nifty collectibles and Useful Things will be available. SVDP will also provide purchase options for food and drink.

KVOA Channel Four's Kristi's Kids will collect book donations appropriate for grade levels K-12 to be distributed through Literacy Connects/Reading Seed. Those who donate two or more books will receive a special token worth $5 credit at any of our Copper Star participating booths. Look for the tables with --yep, real copper stars.


Features: 

Conrad Storad
We are excited to have Conrad Storad give presentations for children and families about the creatures he features in his books on the Main Stage at 10 AM and again at 2PM.









H. Alan Day and co-author Lynn Wiese Sneyd


Arizona ranching memoir author H. Alan Day and co-author Lynn Wiese Sneyd will sign copies of The Horse Lover at Mostly Books's table from 10:00AM till noon.

 University of Arizona Medical Center Chief trauma surgeon Peter Rhee, M.D will sign copies of his memoir at Mostly Books' table from 12:30PM till 1:30 PM.









Tucson Favorite Artist Diana Madaras will have a table with a lovely selection of greeting cards and calendars as well as her coffee table book, Private Spaces.


Editorial cartoonist and Tucson humorist David Fitzsimmons will be on hand from 1:00PM till 2:00PM on the main stage.

David Fitzsimmons

Watch for money-saving coupons in The Arizona Daily Star's Caliente section AND the Tucson Weekly on Thursday, November 20! And check our website for A Special Offer as well: http://geckogalsink.wix.com/all-zonabookfest.

Happy Reading,
~Jude