Tucson Festival of Books

Paul W. Papa



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Paul W. Papa is an award-winning author, having won the prestigious Next Generation Indie Book Award with his book "Maximum Rossi" and the Will Rogers Medallion Award with his book "Desert Dust: One Man's Passion to Uncover the True Story Behind an Iconic American Photograph." Paul is also a two-time finalist for the International Book Awards and a three-time finalist for the Best Book Awards, both from American Book Fest, as well as a finalist for the Indies Today Award.

Paul is a full-time writer and ghostwriter of both fiction and nonfiction who has lived in Las Vegas for more than thirty years. It was there that he developed a fascination with the area and all its wonders while working for nearly fifteen years at several Las Vegas casinos. Something which inspired his book, "Maximum Rossi." In his role as a security officer, Paul was the person who actually shut and locked the doors of the Sands Hotel and Casino for the final time.

Paul eventually became a hotel investigator for a major Strip casino, during which time he developed a love for writing stories about uncommon events. When not at his keyboard, Paul can be found watching a classic crime noir film, investigating some old building, or sitting in a local diner eating a club sandwich and hunting down his next story.

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Desert Dust: One Man's Passion to Uncover the True Story Behind an Iconic American Photograph
One Man's Passion to Uncover the True Story Behind an Iconic American Photograph
History / Biography
Stacgroup LLC
April 2020
ISBN 9781734405729
470 pages