Sunday, March 28, 2010

Tucson Festival of the Book

"Take gorgeous weather, add 50,000 passionate readers, and stir in 450+ authors and you get the Tucson Festival of Books -a large-scale event that still feels personal and intimate - I was honored to be a part of it."
Jamie Ford, "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet"

What a great time I had at the Tucson Festival of the Book with my best reading friend and buddy!! Rich and I divided up and we each enjoyed authors to our hearts content. I heard Jon Scieszka, Terry Brooks, JA Jance & Janis Ian (yes, the folk singer I loved on "At Seventeen" fame. She interview Judy Jance and even sang!! I did too!!) I also met a few new authors and loved Craig Johnson. He was larger than life and CJ Box was a total gentleman. I now have new authors to read!! (Like I was hurting for books.... "Houston, we have a problem!") Rich and I rendezvoused only once - at the end when Rich helped me find a few books to call my own!! Great weather, great authors and even some terrific gelato. We ended the evening at Molina's Mexican Restaurant where we met our son and his family. Great memories!!! Thanks Tucson, I can't wait to come back next year!

1 comment:

beckaboots said...

mmmm fresh books! I'm super jealous!