Authors who are "Differently Expertised"...

Authors who are "Differently Expertised"...

26 June 2015

Stand Out in a Crowd!

Get Noticed in a Crowd of Authors

Gecko Gals Ink presents "STAND OUT: Get Noticed in a Crowd of Authors" -- a seminar on how to draw readers/buyers to your table at conferences, book festivals, and conventions. Have you wondered what you can do to get more people to visit, chat, and purchase your work when you're one among many? What draws the eye to a booth at say, the Tucson Festival of Books or Dragon Con? We will cover how to evaluate and improve the visual impact of your book display, promotional items/marketing, professionalism, engaging potential buyers, and using The Square effectively to process credit cards.

When:   Saturday August 15, 2015
               10 AM till 1PM (Check-in at 9:30)

WhereViscount Suite Hotel
               4855 East Broadway (Between Sawn and Rosemont)
               Tucson, AZ

Cost:      $25-- includes lunch buffet

Registration:  Download a form in Word here   For a PDF version click here

*Authors who sign up at this seminar for the 2015 All-Zona Book Fest will receive a 10% discount on registration fee for a full table.                                              

Deadline to register for STAND OUT is Saturday, August 8, 2015

22 May 2015

we have a winner!

It's not over yet, so there might be more (or not),  but ... Wee Dram won ribbons in his first show! Best in his class, Winner's Dog, and Best of Winners. I don't really understand what all that means, but it's three ribbons and one point, and we're all happy for him. Two pix: one getting ready, one with the ribbons. (I understand there will be a more formal pic later.)

!!! :-)

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13 November 2014

The All-Zona Book Fest is ALMOST HERE!

  The All-Zona Book Fest is set for Sunday, November 23. The venue is St. Francis Cabrini Parish Hall, 3201 East Presidio Road in Tucson, and it will run from 9:00AM till 3:00PM. My fellow Gecko Gals Ink members and I have been working on this event since July. This year we have a great mix of forty-five authors who write in all sorts of genres plus a couple of community service partners.

First, St. Vincent DePaul will hold a Silent Auction and White Elephant sale to benefit those in need in the Tucson community. All sorts of nifty collectibles and Useful Things will be available. SVDP will also provide purchase options for food and drink.

KVOA Channel Four's Kristi's Kids will collect book donations appropriate for grade levels K-12 to be distributed through Literacy Connects/Reading Seed. Those who donate two or more books will receive a special token worth $5 credit at any of our Copper Star participating booths. Look for the tables with --yep, real copper stars.


Conrad Storad
We are excited to have Conrad Storad give presentations for children and families about the creatures he features in his books on the Main Stage at 10 AM and again at 2PM.

H. Alan Day and co-author Lynn Wiese Sneyd

Arizona ranching memoir author H. Alan Day and co-author Lynn Wiese Sneyd will sign copies of The Horse Lover at Mostly Books's table from 10:00AM till noon.

 University of Arizona Medical Center Chief trauma surgeon Peter Rhee, M.D will sign copies of his memoir at Mostly Books' table from 12:30PM till 1:30 PM.

Tucson Favorite Artist Diana Madaras will have a table with a lovely selection of greeting cards and calendars as well as her coffee table book, Private Spaces.

Editorial cartoonist and Tucson humorist David Fitzsimmons will be on hand from 1:00PM till 2:00PM on the main stage.

David Fitzsimmons

Watch for money-saving coupons in The Arizona Daily Star's Caliente section AND the Tucson Weekly on Thursday, November 20! And check our website for A Special Offer as well:

01 October 2014

The All-Zona Book Fest 2014

We're gearing up and getting excited for The All-Zona Book Fest! We now have our Participating Authors (so far! More will be added as they sign up) Page live online where you can see where our authors call home, what they write, and visit their website.

 We'll have more pages to come, showing what will be offered at the Silent Auction/White Elephant Sale by St. Vincent De Paul, plus a very special offer for attendees, so check back as the date approaches!

Sunday, November 23, 2014 
 9:00AM till 3:00 PM
~ Free Admission ~
St. Francis Cabrini Church Hall
3201 East Presidio Road
Tucson, Arizona

02 August 2014

The 2nd Annual ALL-ZONA BOOK FEST 2014

Sunday, November 23, 2014
9:00 AM till 3:00 PM
St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church
3201 East Presidio Road, Tucson
[One block south or Ft. Lowell and east of Country Club]

Presenting authors who call The Grand Canyon State home in an accessible, intimate venue to start -- or finish!-- your holiday gift shopping! 

Featuring cartoonist Dave Fitzsimmons of The Arizona Daily Star, a Silent Auction and White Elephant Sale benefiting St. Vincent DePaul charity, Gift items via Mostly Book Bookstore, and the opportunity to have books personalized / signed by authors from all over Arizona!
If you are an author and want to participate:
email us at

We are very excited to announce our Featured Authors:
Dr. Peter Rhee, UMC Trauma Chief and author of  
Trauma Red: The Making of a Surgeon in War and in America's Cities
H. Alan Day and Lynn Wiese Sneyd, authors of
 The Horse Lover
Diana Madaras, Tucson artist/icon and author of 
 Private Spaces

PLUS KVOA TV Tucson's Kristi's Kids will collect book donations for kids in grades K through 12
 via Reading Seed.

More information available on our Event Webpage: