The 10th annual Tucson Festival of Books has come and gone. Marcy and I spent most of our time in our booth, meeting readers old and new, signing books, and talking with friends (or covering and uncovering our books on Saturday afternoon, when the rain came). We saw a smattering of the 350+ authors in attendance, but a high point was meeting and chatting with Greg Iles, whose Natchez Burning trilogy sits near the top of the heap in terms of the quality of books I've read in the past few years--just amazing thrillers. Read 'em!
We also had a terrific panel with Jonathan Maberry, Gail Carriger, and Myke Cole, moderated by our friend Lupita Chavez. The room was packed--I'd say standing room only, but they didn't allow standing, so people who wanted to come in had to wait outside until somebody left.
As mentioned, this year was the 10th. I've been a presenting author every year, so I got a cool hat and pin to commemorate that.
Here are a few pictures from the weekend.
Thanks for ten great years, Tucson Festival of Books! Here's to the next ten.