University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Steven J. Maricic

Photo by Katie Maricic Cohen

Steve Maricic grew up in the happiest place on earth – Hudson County, NJ – on a block rich in stoops and colorful neighbors.

He is happily married to tough and beautiful Bernadette from Jersey City, and they have two wonderful daughters.

Educated at Brown University, Montclair State and Rutgers, he’s been a teacher and a librarian all his life.

To save humanity, he once wrote "Mr. Lucky’s Favorite Poker Games" about the fascinating, poker-playing adventures of his teddy bear friend.

He loves Hitchcock films, especially Rear Window, for their suspense and for their explorations into what makes us tick. This fascination inspired him to write "Defense Mechanism," a novel of suspense and psychology. Set at a crucial Air Force base in the Arizona desert, it's the story of Colonel Sam Sawyer, the base's imperfect Chief of Security, who comes to believe that his ex-friend, Native American Johnnie Lonetree, is plotting the destruction of the United States.

Scheduled events:
Indie Author Pavilion - Adult Fiction
Indie Author Pavilion - Adult Fiction (Seats 10)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Authors: Carelle Stein, Steven Maricic, Linda Addison, Mendy Sobol, Georgann Prochaska, Jennifer Spiegel, Elena Hartwell, Sallie Cochren, Rafael Reyes-Ruiz, Debra Cunningham

Defense Mechanism
Mystery / Thrillers
Speaking Volumes
January 2017
ISBN 9781628159707
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

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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