University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
Show sidebar contents

Alba Arango

Alba Arango is the author of the "Decoders" series as well as the "JJ Bennett: Junior Spy" series. She lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, where she is a retired high school teacher turned full-time author. She loves coffee and chocolate (especially together…white chocolate mocha is the best!). To learn more about Alba, visit her website at

Visit website | Facebook Twitter

Scheduled events:
Indie Author Pavilion - Children's Books
Indie Author Pavilion - Children's Books (Seats 8)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 10, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Children / Teens

Authors: Alba Arango, Suzanna Cottrell Olsen, Sonja Danielson, Enrique and Sam Feldman, Joni Franks, Estefana Johnson, Susan Krause, Dianne White

The Magic Sapphire (The Decoders book 1)
Children / Teens
CreateSpace/Alba Arango
March 2013
ISBN 9781482569865
118 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

Steve, Matt, and Jenny always dreamed of being detectives. One day, the twelve-year-olds' dream becomes reality when they discover an ancient treasure map written by a pirate named Elias Darby over three hundred years ago. More/less

The Haunted Statue (The Decoders book 5)
Children / Teens
Sapphire Books
November 2015
ISBN 9780990394372
158 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

When twelve-year-old detectives Steve, Matt, and Jenny learn about a long-lost Egyptian statue hidden somewhere near the city of Beachdale, they jump at the chance of solving another mystery. 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
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation
University of Arizona - Facilities Management

Key Sponsors

Brucker Trust
Marshall Foundation
Monark Premium Appliance Company

Show sponsors