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The Best Recipe for Book Lovers!

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Take nine acres of manicured lawns and capacious buildings boasting awesome architecture. Add festive white tents, colorful balloons, food courts, and souvenir merchandise splayed across the grounds. Oh, and add over 275 exhibitors, 300 presentations, workshops, panels and demonstrations, 450 authors and over 130,000 avid readers that enjoy free admittance and free parking.

Give it a year to cook with thousands of volunteer hours, and you will have The Tucson Festival of Books, now in its fifth year on the grounds of the University of Arizona.

Now fully simmered, add a final pinch of success for the writers. Last year was my first time attending as an author. The event was very good to me! Thousands of people strolled by my booth. I offered my first suspense title, Widow’s Row, available as a free Kindle download for the weekend event.  Widow’s Row climbed to #1 on Amazon’s Suspense/Mystery free books. Then that crazy thing happened that so many of us have experienced. After my free days Widow’s Row moved to #7 in the paid category of eBook downloads.

This weekend I’ll be out there again with much alacrity. I’ll be signing books and pitching my second title, CoverBoys & Curses, as a free download event special.

If you’re in the area I’ll be at booth 160 on Saturday at noon. I love to meet and greet! I’m on at the same time Ted Danson will be presenting. I’ll be sure to send him my overflow of fans. LOL. Other notable event authors include Larry McMurtry, R.L. Stine, J.A. Jance, and Chang-rae Lee. Oh. And me!

Organized? You bet! Now touted as the 3rd largest book festival in the country, you can download a free app on your smart phone that will provide you with updates, parking, directions, and accommodations. For iPhone users, go to your iTunes App Store. Android users can find the free download at The Play Store.

One caveat. Parking is free but can be a bit of a nightmare. Be patient and one of hundreds of volunteers will help you find a space.  The hardest tip for me to follow, wear comfortable shoes!

For more information on this amazing book lover’s event, go to www.tucsonfestivalofbooks.org.

See you this weekend!    231

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Written by lalacorriere

March 7, 2013 at 8:41 pm

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