Travel Photo Thursday
We call it TFOB: Tucson Festival of Books. Even though the gathering is only a few years old, it is enormous and anybody who lives in Tucson, or happens to travel to Tucson in March will have the opportunity to meet hundreds of authors and learn about an enormous number of communication-related things. Just show up at the University of Arizona Campus on the designated weekend.
I’m bringing you just a small sample from March 9 and 10, 2013. This year it rained on Saturday, and the temps never got much above 50 degrees. That’s COLD for Tucson, folks! But on Sunday, the sun returned and those who persevered through the blustery Saturday were rewarded with warm sun. The necessity turned from umbrellas to sun screen and parasols.
I met several authors who make locale an important part of their books, and I’m eager to take a look at their newest writing. Have you read books by any of these writers? I’ve listed their LATEST works below the picture, except for Jenn McKinlay who writes four books a year, so just pick your favorite from her various series.
And then there were a well-know writer we have discussed here before–Nevada Barr; and the REALLY well-known Larry McMurtry. And a panel of three mystery writers, Nevada Barr, J.A. Jance (although I”ve read several of this wildly popular western mystery writer’s books, somehow none have made it into A Traveler’s Library) and Margaret Coel. Their panel was moderated by Arizona mystery writer, Betty Webb. Nevada Barr was just about the funniest person at the Festival, although the funniest MAN had to be Alan Zweibel, one of the original writers for Saturday Night Live and writer for several comedies including It’s Garry Shandling’s Show and my favorite mystery, Monk.
If your feet get tired, you can always get a shuttle ride to the free parking. This ride is a novelty–a pedicab business that started recently at University of Arizona and is expanding rapidly, the owner proudly told me. WIFI on a pedicab??
Have you been to a gigantic book festival? Should we go there?
This has been my contribution to this week’s Travel Photo Thursday. For more photos from around the world, be sure to click over to Budget Traveler’s Sandbox and see what everyone is sharing this week.