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march, 2020

13mar5:00 pm7:00 pmSecond Chance Book Fest at Bookmans Midtown5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Bookmans Entertainment Exchange Midtown, 3330 E. Speedway Blvd.


Event Details

Are you like us and super sad that the Tucson Festival of Books was canceled this weekend? We hope you’ll join us and author Melissa Koberlein and others this Friday at 5 PM for a second chance at the festival experience.

Stay tuned for more author announcements.

About Melissa Koberlein:

Melissa Koberlein is an author and professor in eastern Pennsylvania where she lives with her husband and their two daughters. Her passion for stories comes from an imaginative childhood where every day ended with a book.

She enjoys reading and writing about the spectacular, sci-fi, technology, and romance. She embraces her geekiness and enjoys sharing it with the world. Fireflies, a young adult trilogy, melding romance and light science fiction is a fun and quirky allegory for the future of nanotechnology. She’s also written about virtual reality (Deadlock), space (Raven’s Sphere), and androids (Her newest series, Ashwater). But don’t let the sci-fi elements deter you, there’s lots of humor and heart.

About Jessica “Dragon Lady” Feinberg:

Jessica Feinberg is a quirky creator who is best known for mixing mundane and magic in her paintings of wildlife, trees, dragons, faeries, clockwork, and strange creatures. She writes and illustrates books including field guides to fantastical creatures, coloring books, and more! She has also created decks of playing cards, oracle decks, and games.

Jessica has successfully funded well over 30 Kickstarter projects and also runs a monthly Patreon. Blending traditional media and magic with new technology, she works in watercolor, digital paint, pencil, ink, and more.

She currently resides in Tucson, Arizona with coyotes, faeries, dragons, roadrunners, jackalopes, six crazy cats, and her awesome boyfriend.

About Marianne Dissard:

Not Me
A stunning and searing tale from Tucson’s ex-pat chanteuse Marianne Dissard, this acclaimed debut book by the French-American author is a beautiful and deeply-affecting piece of literature, a fearless memoir of trauma and the life of a disordered touring musician. Adapted to the stage for a 2020 UK theatre tour. Audiobook and ebook available soon-ish. Paperbacks only available in select stores worldwide for now.
“That rare sort of talent: a literary chanteuse who renders the whole world with keen observations, wit, and pathos.” Mitch Cullin / A Slight Trick of the Mind and Tideland.
“Good grief, this is amazing! I am offered a lot of stories of ‘survival’ and ‘recovery’, which tend to be messianic and, frankly, tedious, so I was at best open-minded, perhaps a little dubious, but your book is a knock-out. So frank and fluent and funny. Who else evokes a meditation retreat as pure purgatory? I was mentally climbing the walls.” Rose Shepherd / Saga Magazine, Simon And Schuster author.

About Chris Rush:

Chris Rush is an award-winning artist and designer whose work is held in various museum collections. The Light Years is his first book and has been nominated for the 2020 Lambda Award for Gay Memoir. He lives in Tucson.

About Meagan Poetschlag:
Meagan is a very busy and devoted wife and mother. What time she does not spend at work, she prefers to give to her family and array of pets at home. Sometimes she will have time to work on her next book. Wolf’s Blood was inspired by her love for animals at a very young age. Wolves are majestic, beautiful, smart, and intriguing. Meagan would also like to make note, that given the choice of choosing to be a Lycan or vampire, she would always go with the wolf. Besides the book Wolf’s Blood: Plague of Snowbrook, she has also started a fantasy adventure series, staring an array of enjoyable characters in an amazing parallel world.

About Eric Wood:

Eric Wood is a YA speculative writer from Traverse City Michigan. “The Horsemen – Embers of the Old World” and “The Horsemen – Fire and The Free City” are the first books in a trilogy set 20 years after the Horsemen virus has decimated the world’s population. It is a fast-paced action that also explores what it means to be human while discovering the dangerous origin of the virus itself.

About Geri’ Meyers Goodwin:
Geri’ dreamed of becoming a writer for 20 years, and with the prospect of her kids growing up and moving out, she knew it was time to make her dream a reality. She’s grateful to have had the support of her husband, family, and friends on this new journey, and for the chance to learn first-hand that it’s never too late to follow your dreams!

About Carly Herriges: (will be arriving at 6:30 PM)

Carly Herriges is a Tucson native though she studied journalism and creative writing at Falmouth University in Cornwall, England. Her first book Good Advice From Bad Women was published in 2019. As well as writing poetry, she loves young adult fiction, historical fiction and screenwriting. She hopes to publish a second poetry book later this year.


(Friday) 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Bookmans Entertainment Exchange Midtown

3330 E. Speedway Blvd.

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