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Russell Ginns



Clyde Bosco

Russell Ginns used to design puzzles and games. Now he creates fine literature about Samantha Spinner and her brother Nipper. Okay, he still makes puzzles and games, but he hides them in his books. His new book is "Samantha Spinner and the Super-Secret Plans."

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Scheduled events:
The Lure of Mystery: Follow the Clues
For readers who love a good mystery, join us for a fun session around clues and mysterious happenings.

Education Room 351 (Seats 48, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Stuart Gibbs, Russell Ginns, Peter Lerangis
Moderator: Magdalena Castillo-Cockrum
Magic and Adventure: A Carousel of Middle Grade Authors
Meet a bunch of authors in 60 minutes. Each author will be seated at a table to talk with a small group about their newest book. Every eight minutes the authors will rotate to a new table in our version of author speed-dating.

Education Kiva 211 (Seats 200)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Austin Aslan, J. C. Cervantes, Sayantani DasGupta, Stuart Gibbs, Russell Ginns, Corey Ann Haydu, Peter Lerangis, Mari Mancusi, Stacy McAnulty, Margaret Mincks
Moderator: Kathleen Crawford-McKinney

Books:
Samantha Spinner and the Super-Secret Plans
Children / Teens
Delacorte Books for Young Readers
February 2018
ISBN 9781524720001
256 pages
$16.99, INSTOCK
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Samantha's uncle mysteriously disappears, leaving behind extravagant gifts for her siblings and an old, rusty, red umbrella for Samantha that may contain clues to his whereabouts.

Samantha Spinner and the Super-Secret Plans
Children / Teens
Yearling
January 2019
ISBN 9781524720032
256 pages
$7.99, INSTORE
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Get ready for round-the-world adventure with Sam Spinner and her brother, Nipper, in the first book in a hilarious, puzzle-packed series filled with super-secret messages! Perfect for fans of Escape from Mr. More/less

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Arizona Office Technologies
Arizona Wholesale Supply
Marshall Foundation

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