I had a lovely time at the 2023 Tucson Festival of Books. Met some real-life friends, met some Facebook friends in real-life for the first time, and even got to meet some politics journalists, which pleased my inner political junkie.
Here’s the well-dressed #kidlit author/illustrator Adam Rex in action.
Award-winning picture book authors-illustrator friends: Juana Martinez-Neal, Molly Idle, Andrea Wang & David LaRochelle.
Good friend author and skillful picture book critiquer. Lori Alexander.
Got to meet the dynamic duo of Construction Night rhyming picture books, Sherri Duskey Rinker and AG Ford.
The wildly talented adult authors, Luis Alberto Urrea and Charlaine Harris.
A graphic novelist panel with Franco Aureliani, Scott Magoon, and Molly Mendoza.
With the talented picture book author-illustrators Matthew Cordell and Dan Yaccarino.
With political journalists Tim Miller and David Corn. Also got to meet Jonathan Lemire.
A giant heart blow-up structure for teaching anatomy.
The wonderfully warm kidlit author-illustrator, Zahra Marwan.
With the well-dressed, articulate, and kind picture book illustrator and graphic novelist, Scott Magoon.
With the gifted and hilarious picture book author, Carmen Agra Deedy.
A picture book author-illustrator panel with rock stars Matthew Cordell, Dan Yaccarino, and Carmen Agra Deedy.
A horror writer panel with Weston Ochse, Yvonne Navarro, Johny Compton, and Hiron Ennes.
With superb adult horror writers Weston Ochse and Yvonne Navarro.