University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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March 11-12, 2017 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Save the date for 2018!

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

Patricia K Batta

When her fourth grade teacher asked the class to write a story, Patricia K. Batta (Pat) was hooked. She wanted to do this forever. But first she became an elementary teacher. A stint as an editorial assistant on a magazine rekindled her desire and sharpened her skills. She finally retired at age 57 in order to concentrate on writing and has since completed six books in the Marge Christensen Mystery Series and is working on a spinoff series set in the mountains of northwest Arizona. Learn more about Pat at

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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, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Authors: Patricia Batta, Marj Charlier, Matthew Duncan, Sheila Grinell, Judy Howard, Andrea Ibanez, Wendy Landers, Nelle Lewis, Marsheila Rockwell, Eugene Sierras, Sandra Simmons, Shay Wills
Patricia Batta - Tent Talk
Author Pavilion Tent Talk

Author Pavilion — Tent Talks, Booth #239 (Seats 1)
Sun, Mar 12, 2:00 pm - 2:10 pm
Mystery / Thrillers

Author: Patricia Batta

When Will the Secrets End?
Mystery / Thrillers
Create Space
August 2015
ISBN 9780996684309
Paperback, 240 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

Marge Christensen and her husband, Pete Peterson, want to adopt their two foster sons—but Eric’s grandfather is threatening to gain custody of the twelve-year-old boy. More/less

How Many Old Ladies Will Die?
Mystery / Thrillers
Lillimar Publishing
April 2014
ISBN 9780979788376
Paperback, 217 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

Marge Christensen (now Peterson) visits Traverse City, Michigan, to visit her mother, who is recovering from a stroke. 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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