The Tucson Festival of Books, which is expected to draw in excess of 100,000 visitors this year, has grown into one of the largest book festivals in the country. The event, billed as “where Words and Imagination come to life,” will take place on Mar. 15 and 16 at the University of Arizona campus in Tucson, AZ. Each day, the event runs from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Last year, this was one of my favorite events. Everyone at our booth was warm and welcoming, despite the wild weather—we had everything from snow to warm and sunny. Much like last year, a number of crime fiction authors will be grouped together. I’ll be in Booth #116, but there are plenty of us to visit if you’ll be in the area.
All Mystery Authors: Booth #116
Mystery Writers of America: Booth #117
Mystery We Wrote: Booth #110
Sisters in Crime, Desert Sleuths Chapter: Booth #114-115
Sisters in Crime, Tucson Chapter: Booth #113
Each of these booths will have a variety of mystery authors ranging from new voices to Edgar nominees from 2013.
Virtually every genre of books will be represented at the festival. Anyone with an interest in books or writing should attend if in the area. For more information about the Tucson Festival of Books, visit their website at TucsonFestivalofBooks.org.