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)

Thomas A. Novak

The author is a 76-year-old retiree that winters in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. His wife’s subtle suggestions resulted in his first novel, "Among the Tin Cans and Broken Glass."This book is based on his personal experiences as a police officer in Detroit during the 1960s. "Alley Justice" and his latest release "The County" are follow-up novels with more exciting street cop adventures.

The author’s life-long love of bird dogs led to a work of non-fiction, "Good Ones and Scallywags." This is not a dog training book, but a collection of short stories about dogs, birds and people he’s encountered across the country, thus the thought-provoking title.

Scheduled events:
Author Pavilion - Adult Fiction
Author Pavilion - Adult Fiction (Seats 12)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Authors: Fred Andersen, Christopher Broom, Mary Ann Carman, Scott Combs, Louise Conrad, Susan Feathers, K.H. Finder, Tom Hawks, Thomas Novak, Georgann Prochaska, Fiona Skye, Jan Taylor

The County
True Crime
alley cop publishing
January 2015
ISBN 9780988505117
Paperback, 322 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

Patrolman Jake Bush’s move from Detroit to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Department was to allay his wife’s fears about being married to a cop while continuing to do the type of work he lived for—locking up criminals. More/less

Alley Justice
True Crime
alley cop publishing
January 2016
ISBN 9780988505131
Paperback, 360 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

In 1968, a year after the Detroit riots, Patrolman Jake Bush resigned to keep a promise to provide a safer and better life for his wife and four children. More/less

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

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Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
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Key Sponsors

Brucker Trust
Marshall Foundation
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William & Mary Ross Foundation
Western National Parks Association

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