Tucson Festival of Books

Mike Stark



Birdie Stark

Mike Stark is a former reporter for the Associated Press and the Billings Gazette and author of “Chasing the Ghost Bear: On the Trail of America’s Lost Super Beast” (winner of the 2023 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award) and "Wrecked in Yellowstone: Greed, Obsession, and the Untold Story of Yellowstone’s Most Infamous Shipwreck." His new book "The Derelict Light" is his debut novel. Mike lives in Tucson and is the creative director for the Center for Biological Diversity.

Visit website | Arizona author

Awards: 2023 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award for previous book ("Chasing the Ghost Bear")

Communities: Arizona Author, Tucsonan


Scheduled events:
Echoes from the Past
These authors have come to the festival with tales that are far more complex than may first appear. Each has echos from the past and a mystery waiting to be unveiled.

Student Union Tucson Room (Seats 110)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mystery / Thrillers
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Lou Berney, Bruce Borgos, Mike Stark
Moderator: Christine Burke Hewitt
Mike Stark
In this historical novel, The Derelict Light, a fire nearly destroys Astoria, Oregon, in 1922. A Finnish immigrant is blackmailed into starting it, a lovesick thief gets blamed, the Ku Klux Klan pulls the strings, and the fire inspector sorts out the mess. Get your copy signed by the author!

University of Nebraska Press, Booth #202 (Seats 1)
Sun, Mar 10, 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Fiction / Literature

Author: Mike Stark
It's Always Something
Mike Stark has come to the festival with a tale from the past. Jack Allison and Kate Shapiro frame their story in 2038, proving people can find trouble whenever and wherever they look for it!

Student Union Sabino (Seats 87)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Fiction / Literature
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Jack Allison, Kate Shapiro, Mike Stark
Moderator: Laura Talarsky Stevens

Books:
The Derelict Light
A Novel
Fiction / Literature
University of Nebraska Press
January 2023
ISBN 9781496235220
198 pages

Chasing the Ghost Bear
On the Trail of America’s Lost Super Beast
Nature / Environment / Outdoor Adventure
U of Nebraska Press
April 2022
ISBN 9781496229021
264 pages
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