University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Save the date for 2018!

March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Indie Author Pavilion - Children's Books

Jody Mackey

Jody Mackey originally from Glen Ellyn, Illinois, resides with her husband in Tucson, Arizona. A University of Arizona graduate, she leads an active, healthy lifestyle - competing in running, cycling, triathlon and equestrian events....

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Gene Twaronite

Gene Twaronite is a Tucson poet and author of seven books, including two juvenile fantasy novels, two short story collections and a personal essay collection. His award-winning first book of poetry "Trash Picker on Mars" was published in 2016 by Aldrich Press (Kelsay Books)....

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Mary Cay Wesolowski

Mary Cay Wesolowski's writing experiences began, in earnest, after college when she married railroad enthusiast, Wayne. She edited his more than 160 articles for various model railroad magazines, co-authored three books and wrote the scripts for two Kalmbach videos while actually being a blogger before her time via a weekly column for the Marengo, IL Beacon News....


Michael Hale

Michael Hale has over 30 years of creative experience as a designer, writer and Illustrator. Now he puts his creative skills to work on writing and illustrating children’s picture books. Michael illustrated his first picture book, “UP UP UP” in 2016....

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Tanisha Ray

Tanisha J. Ray is the author and co-illustrator of the middle grade fantasy series, The Forsaken Seven, and the young adult fantasy series, The Gerunk Saga. She loves animals, magical stories about flying carpets, enthusiastic high fives, werewolves and Japanese food....


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