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Save the date for 2017!

March 11-12, 2017 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

Save the date for 2018!

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

Gerald W. Jones Mr.

Gerald W. Jones is a man known for being straight forward when it comes to delivering messages on controversial issues of life Gerald has used poetry to convey most of his ideas and concerns, dealing with daily living and topics on social behavior.

Many of the reviews and comments on his first three books have been truly positive, but some question why he hasn't done a children's book by this time. They feel because of his insight on social issues, a children's book should be in the near future. Gerald has assured everyone that one is in the works, but for now, he will continue to address adult issues. With that in mind, Gerald has continued where he feels there is a need and that's with mature audiences.

With that explained, he now introduces his forth book, "The Masquerade Ball," which is a collection of some of his most praised poems dealing with relationships and habits people display during their interactions with others. Gerald adds that the title was chosen due to what he has witnessed in his lifetime as people play games and donned masks, whether real or illusionary, to conceal who they are or what their true intentions are.

"The Masquerade Ball" has been anticipated for over one year by his many readers after Gerald was acknowledged in the 2013 and 2014 editions of the World Poetry Yearbook. The book originates in China and includes 263 poets from 100 countries. In 2015 Gerald won the Jesse Redman Faust Award for poetry with his third book "Listen to my Soul," so everyone is expecting more from this current book.

Gerald truly believes his forth book will meet their expectations and more with its direct approach to human nature.

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

Authors: Linda Bruzzone, Rosemarie Dombrowski, Kenton Hyatt, Gerald Jones, Kaitlyn Kelley, Gerald Knowles, Susie Meyers, Dru Pearson, Carol Smock, Tracey Todd, John Wundrock, William (Jim) West

The Masquerade Ball of Life
July 2016
ISBN 9781524614980
Paperback, 302 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.


Listen to my Soul
December 2014
ISBN 9781496957429
Paperback, 282 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

As Gerald continues his journey through poetic expressions, he praises the Lord for the gift to be able to write about and publish books of this nature. More/less

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Arizona Daily Star
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Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

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Stocker Foundation
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Brucker Trust
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