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

Randy Arnowitz

Randy Arnowitz is a Southern California gardener, horticulturist and writer. He particularly enjoys working with roses and orchids and sharing the day with his golden retriever, Peaches, who faithfully accompanies him in the field....

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Donna Munoz

Donna loves playing Minecraft and building Legos with her boys, Eddie, Andrew and Daniel. Together, they write the Harley Farley Zombie Books. Learn more at When she's not playing with zombies, she's a Latinx middle grade author over at www....

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Erica Putis

Erica Putis grew up in a small town in Vermont where the grass was green and the winters cold. During this time, she wandered for hours around her family’s 20 acres, continuously in awe of nature and her surroundings....

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Barbara Renner

Barbara Renner is a writer and classroom presenter. She and her husband call Arizona home and have explored its beauty for over 40 years camping with their two children. In the summer, Barbara and her husband live in Minnesota where they enjoy fishing and listening to the call of the loons....

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Rodo Sofranac

Rodo spent the first few years of his life in a small village called Rijeka Crnojevica, in Montenegro (formerly a part of Yugoslavia). The next few years he lived in Salzburg, Austria. His family then immigrated to the United States....

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Amber Victoria

Born in Moab, Utah, Amber Victoria was introduced to art at an early age, when her parents moved to Florida and art became a daily activity. She attended a visual and performing arts school where she recognized her artistic strengths....

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Anne Broyles

Anne Broyles is the award-winning author of "Arturo and the Bienvenido Feast," "Arturo and the Navidad Birds," "Priscilla and the Hollyhocks," and "Shy Mama’s Halloween" and upcoming picture books, middle school books and young adult novels....

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Lora Hyler

Lora Hyler's debut middle grade novel, "The Stupendous Adventures of Mighty Marty Hayes," features multicultural superheroes who love advanced science and spy gadgets. The 7th graders of Windsor Middle School are thrilled to work on the new CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology....

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Arizona Daily Star
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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
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