Tucson Festival of Books

Great Outdoors & Much More


Johnson, Krueger and Ledford have all used strong characters and places that are set in unique wonderful environments to create compelling reads. Their novels encompass exploration, adventure and nature. Don't miss this blockbuster session and learn why these award-winning writers do what they do!


Panelists
Craig Johnson

Craig Johnson is the New York Times best-selling author of the "Longmire" mysteries, the basis for the hit Netflix original series "Longmire". He is the recipient of the Western Writers of America Spur Award for fiction, and his novella "Spirit of Steamboat" was the first One Book Wyoming selection....

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William Kent Krueger

Raised in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon, William Kent Krueger briefly attended Stanford University—before being kicked out for radical activities. After that, he logged timber, worked construction, tried his hand at freelance journalism and eventually ended up researching child development at the University of Minnesota....

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Deborah J. Ledford

Deborah J Ledford is the award-winning author of "Redemption," book one of the Native American Eva "Lightning Dance" Duran series, set in Taos, N.M. Part Eastern Band Cherokee, she is an Agatha Award winner, The Hillerman Sky Award Finalist, and two-time Anthony Award Finalist for Best Audiobooks "Crescendo" and "Causing Chaos" from her "Smoky Mountain Inquest" series set in the great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina....

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Books:
The Longmire Defense
A Longmire Mystery
Craig Johnson
Mystery / Thrillers
Penguin
September 2023
ISBN 9780593297315
368 pages
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The River We Remember
A Novel
William Kent Krueger
Mystery / Thrillers
Atria Books
September 2023
ISBN 9781982179212
432 pages
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Redemption
Deborah J. Ledford
Mystery / Thrillers
Amazon Publishing
September 2023
ISBN 9781662510472
366 pages