Kathryn L Humphrey

Kathryn Humphrey is a relatively new transplant to Tucson with her Air Force helicopter rescue husband and five rescue dogs. Unsure of her new desert surroundings and feeling a bit down on the anniversary of her mother's passing, she sat down and wrote "Hector the Loneliest Saguaro" from the first word to last in exactly one hour, and then took two weeks to illustrate it. The most valuable advice from her mother, who was a voracious reader, ringing in her ears, "When you are feeling sorry for yourself, go help someone else," she set out to put some beauty into the world. One might even say that this story was heaven sent.

Humphrey has a long resume of professional creativity in fashion, fine art, advertising and home decor. This is her very first book, and a sequel, "The Brothers Bird" is in the works.

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Hector the Loneliest Saguaro
Children / Teens
self published
December 2018
ISBN 9781644675434
32 pages
The author will make this book available for sale at the Author Pavilion during the Festival.

"Hector, The Loneliest Saguaro" is a charming and educational little tale that will resonate with children of all ages. More/less

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Arizona Daily Star
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Tucson Medical Center

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