University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Leo W Banks

Teresa Banks

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Leo W. Banks worked in high school loading delivery trucks with the Sunday edition of the Boston Globe. In those days the Sunday papers were really heavy, so he switched from lifting to writing. He graduated from Boston College and earned a master's degree from the University of Arizona, where he later taught writing. His articles have appeared in the USA Today, Newsday, Miami Herald, National Review, National Geographic Traveler, Sports Illustrated, Wall Street Journal and many others. He has been a correspondent for the Los Angeles Times and, yes, the Boston Globe.

He has written four books of old west history for Arizona Highways publishing and co-wrote a book about the Grand Canyon. His book about the saguaro cactus won’t stop selling. He has won 38 statewide, regional, and national journalism awards, and today writes a column for True West magazine. "Double Wide" is his first novel.

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Scheduled events:
Leo W. Banks
Book signing

Clues Unlimited (Seats 1)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 10, 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Mystery / Thrillers

Author: Leo Banks
Nontraditional Sleuths
Not all detectives are policemen or private investigators--some are people who are far from what one would expect--ex-cons, ex-baseball players or damaged veterans. Assistive listening devices available.

Integrated Learning Center Room 150 (Seats 155, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 11, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Mystery / Thrillers
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Leo Banks, Steve Hamilton, Nick Petrie
Moderator: Shannon Baker
Mean Back Roads
Crime isn't just a big city problem, even small towns have serious crime problems and authors who present them with a strong noir bent. Assistive listening devices available.

Student Union Santa Rita (Seats 120)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 11, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mystery / Thrillers
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Paul Doiron, Riley Sager, Todd Scott
Moderator: Leo Banks

Double Wide
Mystery / Thrillers
Brash Books
November 2017
ISBN 9780997832341
279 pages
$18.99, INSTORE
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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
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation
University of Arizona - Facilities Management

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Marshall Foundation
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