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

Indie Author Pavilion - Children's Books

Sonja Danielson

Sonja Baker is the author of the Fairies of Carlow, a series of books set in the fairy kingdom of Carlow. She is a former broadcast journalist with multiple regional awards and nominations. Sonja has also gathered an impressive number of awards as an historical author and enjoys combining her love of writing, history and fairies! Imagine a kingdom filled with magic, but also treachery....

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Suzanna Cottrell Olsen

Suzie Olsen is a systems engineer in Phoenix, AZ. She currently works on the search and rescue system for the US Coast Guard. Her passion is to encourage students, especially girls and minorities, to consider careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)....

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Estefana Johnson

Estefana Johnson, LMSW, is a trauma therapist in the Phoenix area who specializes in working with children. Estefana has over 16 years of experience in working with troubled teens in both in-patient and out-patient settings....

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Joni Franks

A variety of human themes are addressed in author Joni Franks newly published book, "Sagebrush Meets the Shuns." The second in the Corky Tails collection, this book is inspired by the authors beautiful Welsh Corgi, Sagebrush, and by the plight of the vanishing forests and the consequences of deforestation....

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Dianne White

Dianne White is the award-winning author of BLUE on BLUE (Beach Lane/S&S), illustrated by Caldecott medalist, Beth Krommes. She holds an elementary bilingual teaching credential and a master’s degree in Language and Literacy....

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Alba Arango

Alba Arango is the author of the "Decoders" series as well as the "JJ Bennett: Junior Spy" series. She lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, where she is a retired high school teacher turned full-time author. She loves coffee and chocolate (especially together…white chocolate mocha is the best!)....

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Susan Krause

Susan is a lifelong fan of children's literature and bookstores. After a 25-year career in marketing, she now writes children's fiction. Her first novel, "BACKGROUND NOISE," is based on the experiences of her 12-year-old son who has ADHD and is gifted (twice-exceptional)....

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Enrique and Sam Feldman

Enrique Feldman is a 2-time Grammy nominated artist, the Founder of the Global Learning Foundation, a public speaker and a children's author. His co-author of the new children's book series, Sam the Ant, is his talented daughter Sam, a tour-de-force artist and educator in her own right....

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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
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation
University of Arizona - Facilities Management

Key Sponsors

Brucker Trust
Marshall Foundation
Monark Premium Appliance Company

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