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

Marianne Mitchell

Marianne Mitchell is an award-winning author of twelve books for young readers and over three hundred stories and articles in children’s magazines such as Highlights for Children and Highlights High Five. She writes in multiple genres, including folktales, mysteries, historical fiction and adventure. As an Arizona native, Marianne often uses the West as a setting for her middle-grade novels. "Finding Zola" is a mystery set near Tucson. A second mystery, "Firebug," is set among the red rocks of Sedona, Arizona. "The Ghost in the Wood" is her most recent book, set in Colorado. It won first place for children’s literature in the Arizona Authors Association Literary Contest. She currently lives in Oro Valley, Arizona and you may often find her at the Oro Valley library where she volunteers with her therapy dog. Marianne also enjoys coming to schools and talking to kids about books and writing.

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Scheduled events:
Author Pavilion - Young Adult Books
Author Pavilion - Young Adult (Seats 4)
Sat, Mar 11, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Authors: R.S. Reed, Shirley Williams, Marianne Mitchell, Alyssa Louttit

The Ghost in the Convent
Children / Teens
Rafter Five Press
December 2015
ISBN 9781518691553
Paperback, 130 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

For over fifty years an old convent has sat vacant and neglected. Now a developer wants to turn the grounds into a shopping center. More/less

The Ghost in the Wood
Children / Teens
Rafter Five Press
February 2014
ISBN 9780967349756
Paperback, 132 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

Twelve-year-old Zeke is not thrilled when his dad announces they're moving into an old cabin in the Colorado mountains. 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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