Tucson Festival of Books 2014

Tucson Festival of Books is just around the corner and we have amazing line up of authors joining us at our booth this year.  Here is our author signing schedule for our booth (#130-135).  Be sure to check our website as we get closer to the event since we are continually adding authors.

Saturday March 15th:

10:00 – 10:45 AM  Page Morgan, Sharon Sala, Becky Masterman

11:00 – 11:45 AM Nancy Turner, Jonathan Maberry

12:00 – 12:45 PM Rhys Bowen

1:00 – 1:45 PM Brandon Sanderson, Suzanne Young, Janni Lee Simner

2:00 – 2:30 PM  Richard Russo

2:00 – 2:45 PM Colleen Houck, Kathe Lison

3:00 – 3:30 PM Alice Hoffman 

3:00 – 3:45 PM Nancy Farmer, Conrad Storad

4:00 – 4:45 PM William Kent Krueger, Kris Neri

Sunday March 16th

10:00 – 10:30 AM Judy Duarte

10:00 – 10:45 AM Cornelia Funke, Chris Marie Green

11:00 – 11: 45 AM  Anne Perry

12:00 – 12:45 PM R.L. Stine

1:00 – 1:45 PM Lois Lowry, Thomas Perry, Ryan Clark

2:00 – 2:45 PM Aprilynne Pike, Deborah Crombie, Joshua Fileds Millburn, Ryan Nicodermus

3:00 – 3:45 PM J.A. Jance, Mike Lawson

4:00 – 4:45 PM Betty Leavengood, Jane Eppinga

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Craig Johson

CJ Box

Sharon Kay Penman

Final Schedule for Tucson Festival of Books Authors 2013

Here is our final schedule for the authors who will be signing with us at this year’s Tucson Festival of Books. Out booth numbers are 127-130 and we are directly south of the U of A bookstore located in the Student Union Building. Our booth is directly off the sidewalk. As you can see, we have a fantastic group of authors who will be joining us. Be sure to come meet the authors and get their latest book autographed.
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Saturday March 9th

10:00 AM Charles de Lint, Thomas Perry, Nina Kiriki Hoffman

10:00AM Jennifer Nielsen ( this is a half hour signing)

11:00 AM Patrick Rothfuss, JA Jance, Hilary Davidson

11:30 AM Lisa McMann, Joanne Levy

12:00 PM Michael McGarrity, Karen Thompson Walker

1:00 PM Michael Palmer, Jeri Westerson, Conrad Storad

1:30 PM Maggie Stiefvater

2:00 PM Craig Johnson, Margaret Peterson Haddix, Susan Vreeland

2:30 PM James Rollins

3:00 PM Lisa Genova, BA Shapiro, Mary Casanova

4:00 PM Kate Mathis

Sunday March 10th

10:00 AM Michael Palmer, Daniel Palmer, Betty Webb, Judith Knight

11:00 AM Deanne Stillman, Fran Marian, Betty Leavengood

12:00 PM Andrew Gross, Kerrelyn Sparks, Nancy Turner

12:15 PM Susan Cummins Miller

1:00 PM Dana Stabenow

1:30 PM Gayle Forman, Alice LaPlante

2:00 PM Jane Eppinga

2:30 PM Diana Gabaldon

3:00 PM Ellen McMahon

4:00 PM Ben Small

Serpent’s Kiss

Melissa de la Cruz’s second novel in the Witches of East End series, Serpent’s Kiss, is captivating continuation. Joanna and her daughters are finally able to use their magic again, and use it they will. Freya has started playing match maker at the bar with her potions. Ingrid is still helping everyone with their domestic troubles . And Joanna is continuing her games with Tyler. But things are starting to change. Freya’s twin has reappeared and is starting to cast doubt on the true nature of Freya’s fiance Killian. Ingrid is attempting to learn how to date. And Joanna is not only trying to decide how she feels about her estranged husband but is also attempting to help a spirit without invoking her sister’s wrath. Things never seem to stay quiet for long when the Beauchamp family is around.

I thought this was a great sequel to Witches of East End. You really get to know the characters in this book. In the first book the characters were a bit one dimensional but in the second book you start to see multiple aspects of their personalities. I also like the mystery and mythology of the destruction of the bridge. The girls daily lives and ordeals are fun to read, but the mystery really gave the book its drive. And naturally since I am a de la Cruz fan, I love that this book references the Blue Blood series and vice-versa. It is always fun to read the cross over and see how each group (vampire or witch) views the other. Needless to say, the plot thickens in this book and I can’t wait for the next book.Needless to say, the plot thickens is this book and I can’t wait for the next.

September Bestsellers

Here are our bestsellers for the beginning of September:

1  A Wanted Man by Lee Child (pre-order sales, release date is September 11th)

2  The Hobbit by  J. R. R. Tolkien

3  In The Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler’s Berlin by Erik Larson

4   A Storm of Swords by George R R Martin

5  Animal Farm by George Orwell

6  The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael A Singer

7  Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James

8  Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

9  The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson

10  Fifty Shades Darker by E L James

August Bestsellers

Here are our end of August bestsellers:

1  Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand

2  Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

3  The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

4  A Storm of Swords by George R R Martin

5  In the Garden of the Beast: Love, Terror, and An American Family in Hitler’s Berlin by Erik Larson

6  Judgment Call by JA Jance

7  The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael A Singer

8  Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James

9  Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach

10  The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

July Bestsellers

Here are our bestsellers for the middle of July:

1  Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James

2  Fifty Shades Darker by E L James

3  Fifty Shades Freed  by E L James

4  The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

5  A Storm of Swords by George R R Martin

6  The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

7  Dance with Dragons by George R R Martin

8  Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness

9  Abraham Lincoln:  Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith

10  Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

June Bestsellers

Here are our bestsellers for the end of June:

1  Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James

2  The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson by Robert A Caro

3  The Cold Dish by Craig Johnson

4  Cold Wind by CJ Box

5  Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

6  State of Wonder by Ann Patchett

7  The Leopard by Jo Nesbo

8  The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

9  Abraham Lincoln:  Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith

10  Wild:  From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed

New Releases

Here are a few new release for the past several weeks:

Wicked Business:  A Lizzy and Diesel Novel by Janet Evanovich

Maine by Courtney Sullivan (paperback)

Tubes:  A Journey to the Center of the Internet by Andrew Blum

Heading Out to Wonderful by Robert Goolrick

The Legacy of Tril:  Soulbound by Heather Brewer

Bared to You by Sylvia Day

June Bestsellers

1  Fifty Shades Darker by E L James

2  Fifty Shades Freed by E L James

3  City of Lost Souls by Cassandra Clare

4  For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway

5  The Man Who Loved Books Too Much: The True Story of a Thief, a Detective, and a World of Literary Obsession by Allison Hoover Bartlett

6  Rapture by Lauren Kate

7  Deadlock by Charlaine Harris

8  The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

9  State of Wonder by Ann Patchett

10  Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power by Rachel Maddow