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

Kathryn Patterson

Kathryn S. Patterson is a retired judicial court reporter and an ordained minister. She has a master of ministry degree in Christian counseling and is a board-certified Christian counselor. Kathryn was a family and relationship counselor for several years in a pastoral role through her local church....

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Linda Smock

Linda Smock (Linda Ann Casey Smock) is a retired teacher of 40 years. She was born in Newark, New Jersey, married and had 3 children while she taught in Christian Schools for 10 years in New Jersey. Then in 1984 she moved from New Jersey to Mesa, Arizona with her three boys, for a teaching job in Mesa....

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Sharon Takerer

Sharon R. Takerer has authored and illustrated four children's books: "Seamus: The Patron Snake of Ireland," "Oh Ednacita!," "A Really Big Sneeze" and "Jebby". Currently finishing the sequel to "Seamus", "Slattery O'Slither Saves the Day!" will hopefully debut in time for the Tucson Festival of Books in 2019!

Bethany Wray

Bethany Wray was born Provo, Utah and grew up in Las Vegas. She left Las Vegas for Utah Valley University where she received her degree in Diesel Mechanics Technology and met her now husband. Bethany Wray now lives in Arizona with her husband and three dogs....

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Shelby Herman

Shelby Herman is an author, songwriter and artist. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Bookwriters and Illustrators, and Dramatists Guild for the musical production of Shimmer the Glowworm Finds Her Glow....

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Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

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

Key Sponsors

Brucker Trust
Marshall Foundation
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