Last weekend I had a wonderful time teaching at the 2017 Desert Nights, Rising Stars conference, alongside an all-star faculty list and a great many excellent writers who came to hear us speak. Thank you to everyone who made that happen.

And next month, I’ll be presenting on three panels at the Tucson Festival of Books, which also promises to be a good time! Come see me if you can:

Panel 1: Stories Within Stories (Sat, Mar 11, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm)

Folklore, fiction, and family stories: what role do they play in our lives? Are they simply for diversion or do they have a more meaningful impact?

Student Union Tucson (Seats 110)
Fiction / Literature
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area – UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)

Panel 2: Tucson Authors Tell All! (Sun, Mar 12, 11:30 am Р12:30 pm)

Three notable local authors compare notes on their Old Pueblo ties, Southwest inspirations, having a book on the big stage, and life in the literary fast lane.

Student Union Tucson (Seats 110)
Fiction / Literature
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area – UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)

Panel 3: Myth and Memory (Sun, Mar 12, 2:30 pm Р3:30 pm)

The past informs the present and is never far behind the characters in these three novels, whose authors will discuss how long-buried secrets and ancestral legacy can overwhelm and undo us.

Student Union Tucson (Seats 110)
Fiction / Literature
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area – UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)

In the meantime, I’m pretty tired.