Since it’s debut in 2009, the Tucson Festival of Books has grown to become one of the biggest book festivals in the US. Almost every genre is represented, and the festival does an amazing job of bringing together authors and readers who share a love of all things books.
I’ve been going to the festival every year now, and have met some amazing people along the way. Gini Koch, Marcy Rockwell, Erin Quinn, HelenKay Dimon, Shiloh Walker, Zoe Archer, Brenda Novak, Julia Quinn, and many more have come to Tucson, signed books, and connected with readers.
This year, I had the absolute pleasure of meeting authors that I was really excited about. I got the chance to corner Sharon Sala between panels, and chatted her up about everything from her life in Oklahoma to her writing career, to the joys of children. Cathy Maxwell and Cathy McDavid had a wonderful panel where they joked about their writing process, and we all got to share in some laughs about the growth of their books. I also had the pleasure of chatting with new-to-me author Sharon Hamilton about the sexy men in the Navy SEALS, as well as the real estate market (of all things).
It was a great festival this year, and while I didn’t have the chance to go to as many panels as I normally do, just walking around and seeing just how many book lovers there are in Tucson gave me great joy.
I urge both readers and authors who are interested in getting out of the cold in mid-March to come to Arizona for next year’s festival.
I have two wonderful prize packs to giveaway this year.
1. Signed copy of Accidental SEAL by Sharon Hamilton (who graciously donated her book), Signed copy of Going Once by Sharon Sala, copy of A Change of Fortune by Crystal Green and The Rogue’s Proposal by Jennifer Haymore. Also included is a coupon for a free ebook from Gini Koch, a 50% off coupon for two Jemma Chase books, and tons of swag.
2. Signed copy of The Comeback Cowboy and The Accidental Sheriff by Cathy McDavid, signed copy of The Bride Says No by Cathy Maxwell, and a signed copy of The Five Deaths of Roxanne Love by Erin Quinn (who also was wonderful enough to donate her book). This pack also has Laura Abbot’s Into the Wilderness. There is a coupon for a free ebook from Gini Koch, a 50% off coupon for two Jemma Chase books, and tons of swag.
To be entered to win, please let a comment and let me know which prize pack you’d like to win, as well as an author you would love to meet. I’ll pick two winners next weekend.