Tucson Festival of Books

Mike Stark



Birdie Stark

Mike Stark is a former reporter for the Associated Press who comes to the festival with "Chasing the Ghost Bear," a story of the giant real-life creature that roamed North America until its extinction in the Ice Age. He is also the author of "Wrecked in Yellowstone." Stark lives in Tucson and is the Creative Director for the Center for Biological Diversity. 

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Scheduled events:
Charisma of Animals
Our interest in beasts, birds and other creatures unites us. Today, novelist Lydia Millet, historian Dan Flores and former reporter Mike Stark discuss the charisma of critters, both living and long-since dead.

UA BookStore (Seats 150)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Nature / Environment / Outdoor Adventure
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Lower Level (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Dan Flores, Lydia Millet, Mike Stark
Moderator: David Fenster
Chasing Extinction
Three leading writers discuss what it takes to tell the story when the main characters no longer walk the earth.

WNPA Stage (Seats 146)
Sat, Mar 4, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Nature / Environment / Outdoor Adventure
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - National Parks (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Riley Black, Dan Flores, Mike Stark
Moderator: Advait Jukar
Mike Stark
Chasing Ghost Bear Meet local Tucson author Mike Stark and get a copy of his latest book Chasing the Ghost Bear. It’s a journey into the giant short-faced bear’s enigmatic story—life, disappearance, and rediscovery—and those trying to piece it together today. Stark is a former reporter for the Associated Press and the Billings Gazette and is currently the creative director for the Center for Biological Diversity.

University of Nebraska Press, Booth #200 (Seats 1)
Sat, Mar 4, 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Nature / Environment / Outdoor Adventure

Author: Mike Stark

Books:
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

Wrecked in Yellowstone
Greed, Obsession, and the Untold Story of Yellowstone's Most Infamous Shipwreck
History / Biography
Riverbend Publishing
January 2016
ISBN 9781606390948
200 pages