Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Tucson Festival of Books -- March 2011

I love this festival.  This year was its third and it just keeps getting better but still keeps its fun unpretentious soul.  One of my best friends and her family live in Tucson, so I've gotten to know and love the city over the years. What a pleasure to see good friends. 

My husband and I drove from the L.A. area. It's a seven to eight hour drive, mostly through desert.  I love desert landscapes.  Maybe it's because I was born and raised in Southern California, but the desert resonates with me.

So, some photos of a great event.  The first three photos were taken by Leslie Pape. I snapped the last four.

The "Blood and Guts--Violence in Crime Fiction" panel with L to R: Zoe Sharp, Cara Black, me, and Rebecca Cantrell

"The Seamy Side of Paradise: California Crime" with L to R: Thomas Perry, me, and T. Jefferson Parker.

"Against the Odds: Women in Jeopardy" with L to R: Juliet Blackwell, Wendy Corsi Staub, me, and Libby Fischer Hellman.
At the festival, an unintentionally funny display about the perils of drinking and driving.

Morning hike in Ventana Canyon. Cottontails, pheasants, bird songs, fresh air, and solitude.

On the drive home.  Outside Quartzsite, AZ. 

Heading home, westbound on I-10.  "Prisoner of the white lines on the freeway..."

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Tucson Festival of Books March 12 -13

This weekend, I'll be at the Tucson Festival of Books on the campus of the University of Arizona.  This is such a great festival.  So much fun. Come on out.  It's springtime in the desert.  It's going to be sunny with temperatures in the 80s.  Did someone say "sleeveless"?

Here's where I'll be during the festival.

Saturday, March 12, 2011  

10:30 – 11:30 p.m.
Signing – Desert Sleuths Sisters in Crime - Booth 109 in West Mall

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Signing - Clues Unlimited – Booth in Central Mall

2:30 p.m. Panel followed by book signing until 4:00 p.m.
Blood and Guts: Violence in Crime Fiction
With Rebecca Cantrell and Cara Black. Moderator – Zoe Sharp
Venue: Integrated Learning Center, Room 140

Sunday, March 13, 2011

10:00 a.m. Panel
Against the Odds: Women in Jeopardy - MODERATING
Libby Hellmann, Wendi Corsi Staub, and Juliet Blackwell
Venue: Student Union - Tucson Room

1:00 p.m. Panel followed by book signing until 2:30 p.m.
The Seamy Side of Paradise: California Crime
With Thomas Perry and T. Jefferson Parker.
Moderator - Patrick Milliken from the Poisoned Pen
Venue: Integrated Learning Center - Room 120