Tag Archives: the ’60s

Books Win!

I’ve always had my kids, my dear friends and Mount Desert Island family,¬† and more recently Dan and his family. Now I have my Tucson Festival of Books family. Roaming around the University of Arizona campus, or seeing fellow author … Continue reading

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History/Memoir/Biography at the Tucson Festival of Books!

Our dedicated committee has lined up a stellar roster of authors for this literary weekend that makes Tucson shine. I’m so proud to be a part of it! Thanks to committee members Holly Schaffer of UA Press, Corey Knox of … Continue reading

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My world of books, part I

It’s been a long time since I attended my last American Booksellers Association convention (now called BookExpo America), which always felt like four or five days without sleep, partying, and non-stop book talk. I loved it. Those were the days … Continue reading

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March brings the Tucson Festival of Books

It’s been unseasonably winterly in Tucson. Three nights in a row that temperatures have plunged to below 30 degrees! Pastel sheets and pillowcases are spread over my plants. Car windshields had to be scraped by early risers. There were many … Continue reading

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Hippening Up History

History is a big topic for me: I’ve taught it, lived it, written about it, and pondered its future. I’ve also jetted around the country presenting workshops for teachers, “Connecting History: Their Lives, Our Lives.” No one is objective; it’s … Continue reading

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Tucson Festival of Books #1

Once a teacher — or a bookseller — always one. I’ve been out of the book-selling world and children’s literature loop for 13 years now. If I’ve ever had any real expertise, it was in children’s books. So when the … Continue reading

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