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)

Mary Cay 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. Under the guise of a "cooking column" she combined recipes with stories, family news, community "gossip" and a tad of philosophy and advice.

What inspired the Garner Giraffe stories? Long-time friend, Patricia Kay, is a true "giraffe lady." Writing stories about a giraffe for her St. Nicholas Day gift started it all. Garner just sort of grew and "bloomed." "Garner Giraffe Celebrates Christmas" is the first in a series. Next up: "Garner Giraffe's Birthday."

With a 4 1/2 year old granddaughter and an expected grandson, Mary Cay will, undoubtedly, have further inspiration and motivation for storytelling.


Garner Giraffe Celebrates Christmas
Children / Teens
Book Services
October 2017
ISBN 9781641363266
Paperback, 42 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

It's Thanksgiving and Garner Giraffe can't think of one thing to be grateful for. More/less

Garner Giraffe's Birthday
Children / Teens
Book Services
March 2018
ISBN 9781945604065
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

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
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