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)
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Tanisha Ray


Tanisha J. Ray is the author and co-illustrator of the middle grade fantasy series, The Forsaken Seven, and the young adult fantasy series, The Gerunk Saga. She loves animals, magical stories about flying carpets, enthusiastic high fives, werewolves and Japanese food. Among other interpretations, her name – Tanisha – in Hausa (a Central African language) means “Born on a Monday.” She was born on a Saturday. She has an irrational pet peeve – chairs that aren’t pushed in. If chased by zombies, she would stop to push in every chair all the while yelling at everyone else to hurry up. She says “awesome” way too much; and she is unofficially competing for the title of The Worst Cook in the History of the World. Preparing burnt food is an underappreciated art form. It's actually pretty awesome.

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Book:
The Forsaken Seven - The Bones Have Spoken
Children / Teens
Blue Sun Studio, Inc.
September 2018
ISBN 9780999152027
Paperback, 510 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

What if children were given a job at seven years old? And they had to work for their boss every day for seven years before taking over the position?Now what if that boss was a cruel witch who everyone wanted dead, but since she was so powerful they decided on the next best thing – getting rid of her successor – you?When Alia and her brother Xander are chosen to serve the powerful witch – Bagby − for seven years, they know their lives are in danger. More/less

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