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

Save the date for 2018!

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

Sophomore Books

Discover how authors tackle writing their second book while also continuing to promote their first book, handle their nerves about writing another book and not burning out. This panel will feature two mystery authors and two fiction authors. Assistive listening devices available.

Shannon Baker

Shannon Baker is the author of "Stripped Bare," the first in the Kate Fox Mystery series and the recently-published "Dark Signal," the second in the series. Now a resident of Tucson, Baker spent 20 years in the Nebraska Sandhills, where cattle outnumber people by more than 50:1....

Visit website

Carrie La Seur

Carrie La Seur’s critically acclaimed debut novel, “The Home Place,” won the High Plains Book Award, was short-listed for the Strand Critics Award for Best First Novel and was an IndieNext pick, a Library Journal pick, one of the Great Falls Tribune’s Top 10 Montana Books for 2014 and a Florida SunSentinel Best Crime Fiction pick for 2014....

Visit website | Facebook Twitter

Isabella Maldonado

Isabella Maldonado is a retired police captain and regular contributor on television News Channel 12 (Phoenix NBC affiliate) as a law enforcement expert. Her last police position was Commander of Special Investigations and Forensics....

Visit website | Facebook Twitter

Cynthia Swanson

Cynthia Swanson is the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of "The Bookseller," which is soon to be a motion picture starring Julia Roberts. An Indie Next selection and the winner of the 2016 WILLA Award for Historical Fiction, "The Bookseller" is being translated into more than a dozen languages....

Visit website | Facebook Twitter

Dark Signal
Shannon Baker
Mystery / Thrillers
October 2017
ISBN 9780765385475
304 pages
$26.99, INSTOCK
Buy now

Dark Signal by Shannon Baker is the second installment in the Kate Fox mystery series, called "A must read" by New York Times bestselling author Alex Kava, starring a female Longmire in the atmospheric Nebraska Sandhills. More/less

The Weight of an Infinite Sky
Carrie La Seur
Fiction / Literature
William Morrow & Co.
January 2018
ISBN 9780062323477
Hardcover, 272 pages
$26.99, INSTOCK
Buy now

The critically acclaimed author of The Home Place explores the heart and mystery of Big Sky Country in this evocative and atmospheric novel of family, home, love, and responsibility inspired by William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. More/less

Phoenix Burning
Isabella Maldonado
Mystery / Thrillers
Midnight Ink
March 2018
ISBN 9780738751023
$15.99, INSTORE
Buy now

The Glass Forest
Cynthia Swanson
Fiction / Literature
Touchstone/Simon & Schuster
February 2018
ISBN 9781501172090
Hardcover, 352 pages
$25.99, INSTOCK
Buy now

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Bookseller comes a gripping literary suspense novel set in the 1960s about a deeply troubled family and three women who will reveal its dark truths. 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
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation
University of Arizona - Facilities Management

Key Sponsors

Brucker Trust
Marshall Foundation
Monark Premium Appliance Company

Show sponsors