University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Anthony J. Kohler

Author Biography

A.J. Kohler

A.J. Kohler has done insurance sales, collections and even, for ten years, the practice of law. Colorado winters were never enjoyable, and skiing and other winter sports always seemed like nothing more than a waste of time and money. This is heresy in Colorado, of course, so when A.J. retired, he headed south for a warmer climate. He now lives on the outskirts of Tucson, Arizona, in the heart of the Sonoran desert, and can honestly say that his heart goes where the saguaro grows. He happily grows many kinds of cactus in the garden, and in the desert, learned (the hard way) that gardening can be a blood sport. The lovely, if short-lived, blooms ensure that he donates blood regularly.

Writing and editing was a late career move. He’d been told for years that he should write a book, but it was only after moving to Tucson that a framework and then a story began coming to mind. A.J.’s first published novel was written in 2010 and polished/self-edited/rewritten for three years before being accepted for publication. By the time it was published, two more novels had been completed and were going through the rewrite and polish stage. They have now been published by the same publisher. A.J. has become a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to the use of the English language — some of the people he has edited for would call him a grammar Nazi. Repeat is his fourth novel.

A.J. currently lives outside of Tucson, Arizona with a partner of the opposite sex and one sweet long-coat Akita female with issues, who thinks and acts, at mealtimes and just before her morning walk, as though she is still the puppy she was eight years ago.


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

Authors: Sudha Balagopal, Dawn Cowan, Dana Diehl, Shanieka Gibson, Melissa Goodrich, Anthony Kohler, Chuck Lehman, Robert Nordmeyer, Michelle Ross, Dean Hovey, Laura McCaskill, Rob Lubitz

Repeat: A Love Story For The Ages
Lang Publishing
October 2017
ISBN 9780994128904
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

Paul and Angelina are old friends who dated in college, briefly, years ago, and recently reconnected via email. More/less

No Third Choice
Mystery / Thrillers
Solstice Publishing
February 2013
ISBN 9781484073117
Paperback, 348 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

Amy Youngston is Family. It hasn't done much for her until one day, when Raymond Escarton Fields, the head of the Family, hires her to find out who's trying to kill him. 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
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William & Mary Ross Foundation
Western National Parks Association

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