University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Save the date for 2017!

March 11-12, 2017 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Save the date for 2018!

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

Kathryn Lane

Kathryn Lane, Author of the Nikki Garcia Thriller Series

Award winning author, Kathryn Lane writes fiction inspired by Latin American cultures she experienced firsthand during her career as an international finance executive. Her debut novel, "Waking Up in Medellin," was released by Pen-L Publishing in 2016 and will be followed up with a second novel, "Coyote Zone," in 2017. An anthology of Kathryn’s short stories, "Backyard Volcano," is scheduled to be released in February 2017 by Alamo Bay Press.

Kathryn’s short stories have also been published in Alamo Bay Writers Anthology; The Texas A&M New Border Voices: An Anthology;Arriba Baseball!from VAO Publishing and Swirl Literary Journal from Lone Star College-Montgomery Campus.

The Association of Writing & Writing Programs (AWP) featured Kathryn as a reader on the panel of Arriba Baseball!in Seattle in February 2014.

For the past three years, Kathryn has served on the panel of judges at Carver High School’s finals in the Poetry Out Loud contest. Her own poetry has been published in numerous anthologies, journals and two chapbooks, A Conversation on India and Spirit Rocks.

Kathryn has been awarded top honors for her novel "Waking Up in Medellin" by the National Association of Book Entrepreneurs (NABE) with a 2016 Pinnacle Award for Fiction. She is also the 2016 recipient of the Greater Conroe Arts Alliance’s Montie Award for Pursuit of Excellence, Kathryn also serves on the Montgomery County Literary Arts Council. In 2016, the Rotary Club of The Woodlands honored her with her second Paul Harris award for service to the community. She resides in The Woodlands, Texas, with her husband, Bob Hurt.

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Scheduled events:
Author Pavilion - Adult Fiction
Author Pavilion - Adult Fiction (Seats 12)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 12:15 pm - 2:15 pm

Authors: Nikki Broadwell, Elaine Gonzales, Kathryn Lane, Jonathan Lazar, Jan Martin, Sharon Miller, Nancy Nation, Christopher Patterson, Deb Sanders, Thomas Savage, Judith Smith, Mike Struck

Waking Up in Medelin
Mystery / Thrillers
Pen-L Publishing
March 2016
ISBN 9781942428947
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

Handsome Colombian men and life-threatening danger were not normally a part of Nikki's auditing job, but this assignment was anything but normal. More/less

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friend of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management

Key Sponsors

Brucker Trust
Marshall Foundation
Monark Premium Appliance Company
William & Mary Ross Foundation
Western National Parks Association

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