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)

Judy J. Howard Ms.

Author, Judy Howard’s mailing address is Sun City, California, but you will rarely find her there. Instead, check out the Auto Club Motor Speedway in Fontana, California and lift the helmet visor worn by one of the Mario Andretti racecar drivers. You might find the top ranking Amazon author strapped in and ready to race. Or cruise down Route 66 and keep your eyes open for her Winnebago motorhome she calls The Big Story, followed closely by her Smart Car she’s named The Short Story. Or you might have seen her on the unpopulated beaches of Oregon, or visiting the raging Niagara Falls, or rafting down the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. Of one thing, you can be sure, thrill seeker, adrenaline junkie, and yes, writer Judy Howard and her cat, Sportster, do not stay in one place for long. Living up to a quote by Henry Thoreau, Howard questions, “How vain is it to sit down and write, when you have not stood up to live?” Judy Howard’s books expand over many genres - memoir, thriller-romance, reality fiction, and even the cat, Sportster has pounced into the writing game with a book for young adults. But all of Howard’s books carry the same theme -- overcoming life’s difficulties. With her cat, Sportster, the author travels across the country as a motivational speaker as well as presenting writing seminars and workshops. “She swoops into a room,” one fan describes. Many others just use “Inspiring” to describe her. When asked why do you write, Howard answers, “I believe authors can change the world…and that is the what life is all about.” Her website: Her e-mail:

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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

Actuivate Lion Mode
Children / Teens
Judy Howard Publishing
May 2016
ISBN 9781530932313
Paperback, 220 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

Sportster the cat had always envied the huge cats who lived the big life in the jungle until opportunity sends the motorhome in which he travels veering into a roadside ditch. More/less

Masada's Mission
Current Issues / Politics / Social Science
Judy Howard Publishing
May 2016
ISBN 9781530927340
Paperback, 320 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

Masada, a bumbling golden retriever puppy, struggles through eighteen months of training to become a lifeline for a veteran with PTSD. 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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