Gecko Gals Ink

Authors who are "Differently Expertised"...

04 March 2014

2014 Tucson Festival of Books

Gecko Gals Ink has Booth #112
 at the 2014 Tucson Festival of Books.
This year's TFOB will be held Saturday, March 15 and Sunday, March 16 all along the Main Mall of the campus of the University of Arizona from 9:00 AM till 5:00 PM.

Our booth is on the WEST end, near The Arizona Daily Star Pavilion, close to the south side of the mall.

Carol Costa, Mary Ann Hutchison, Ashleen O'Gaea, and Jude Johnson all have new releases this spring and will be happy to autograph your purchases. We'll also have information about writing, our workshops, and the next All-Zona Book Fest, currently scheduled for Sunday, October 12, 2014.

We hope to see you at the TFOB!

07 February 2014

Tucson's Busy Winters

Winter is high gear time for Tucson. The Gem and Mineral Show, The golf tournament, The Rodeo de los Vaqueros, and of course, the Tucson Festival of Books, March 15 and 16, 2014. Once again, Gecko Gals Ink will have a booth, Number 112 this year. Once they release the site map, we will post it here. So stay tuned and check back around March 2nd.

06 November 2013

The Roster of Authors for The All-Zona Book Fest

 Here are the authors and groups participating in The All-Zona Book Fest on November 17th at the Tucson Sheraton Hotel & Suites, 5151 East Grant Road, Tucson.

We regret that schedule changes and conflicts have made both Jennifer Lee Carrell and Captain Mark Kelly unable to attend. However Nancy E. Turner will be our Featured Guest from 1:00PM until 3:00 PM.

The All-Zona Book Fest is open to the public from 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM.  Come by and meet new authors, chat with those you've met before, and start your holiday gift shopping!

NAME                                                                        GENRE                                              

Albaugh, Patti                                                 Fiction; Memoir         
Anderson, Dan Goss                                       Mystery: Historical
Arizona Mystery Writers                                  Group Information; Mystery, Suspense, Action
Barnard, Ashley                                              Fantasy
Bennis, C.Michael                                           Romantic Paranormal & Suspense
Bright, Amylynn                                              Romantic Humor: Paranormal & Regency
Cleere, Jan                                                     Southwest Historical Nonfiction
Corriere, Lala                                                  Suspense
Costa, Carol                                                    Mystery; Nonfiction
Cramer, Rebecca                                             Mystery
DeLorenzo, Jaycee                                          Contemporary Romance
Devonshire, Sabrina                                        Romantic Suspense
Domino, George                                              Cooking; Creativity
Farris, Sandra                                                 Mystery; Adventure
Gray, Shirley                                                   Memoir
Hernbrode, Gerry                                            Mystery
Hines, Lori                                                      Mystery: Paranormal
Holt, Alison                                                     Mystery; Psychological Suspense; Fantasy
Hutchison, Mary Ann                                       Mystery, Suspense; Young Adult; Nonfiction
Imago Press                                                   Publishing; Numerous Genres
Jelderks, Lisamarie                                         Fiction
Johnson, Jude                                                 Historical Fiction; Romance; Nonfiction
Kerns, Arthur                                                  Espionage Thriller
Killian, Bill                                                       Fiction
Kurtz, B.J.                                                       Fantasy; Paranormal
Lobdell. Dr. George H.                                     Historical Nonfiction
MacCollum, David V.                                       Fiction
Marriott, Barbara                                            Southwest Historical Fiction & Nonfiction
Mathis, Kate                                                   Young Adult; Women’s Fiction; Adventure
Mostly Books Bookstore                                   ALL GENRES
Nosky, Virginia                                                Romance: Contemporary & Historical
O’Dwyer, Kathleen                                          Memoir
O’Gaea, Ashleen                                             Fiction; Inspirational
Post, Richard S.                                              Memoir
Tremont, D. H.                                                Fiction; Inspirational
Turner, Nancy                                                 Historical Fiction

23 October 2013

The All-Zona Book Fest--less than a month away!

Watch for our TV interview on The Morning Blend ~ 
 Tucson's KGUN 9 on November 14 and
 KMSB-tv on November 15

08 September 2013

The ALL-ZONA Book Festival is coming!

Tucson is a writers' town. We've had a slew of well-known authors live and work here. Barbara Kingsolver, Larry McMurtry, Ray Bradbury, JA Jance, Andrew Weil, Michael Blake, and more have all lived here, at least for a time. Arizona, in fact, has a ton of published authors--but you probably haven't heard of most of them.

If all these authors live around here, why aren't they showcased at the Tucson Festival of Books? Well, some are, but most aren't. It has to do with the rapid expansion of the TFB from a small festival celebrating the local writing scene into one of the nation's largest book events. Big means more famous authors, more draw, more publicity--and the locals have been pretty much relegated to an afterthought. Locals who are not published with one of the Big Five national houses (Harper Collins, Simon & Schuster, Penguin, Random House, and Macmillan) are invited to pay to participate in the "Authors' Pavilion" -- a two-hour stint in a tent usually in the back near Bear Down Gym. The event has become so huge, two hours isn't long enough to walk through it, especially considering the parking situation.

Don't get me wrong, the TFB is an incredibly wonderful event. But authors published by small regional publishers or those who have independently published their work have become less welcome to participate on panels and have scheduled meet-and-greet signing times. Options are to sign in bookstore booths such as Mostly Books Bookstore, different writing groups, or purchase a booth--which, let me tell you, is nowhere near cheap.

So we Gecko Gals have banded with Mostly Books to showcase Arizona's wordsmiths at the inaugural All-Zona Book Fest. Scheduled for Sunday November 17, 2013 at the Sheraton Tucson Hotel and Suites at 5151 East Grant Road in their Sabino Ballroom, it will run from 10AM till 4PM. We hope to get a good number of authors for readers to meet in a more intimate and relaxed setting--with closer parking. Numerous authors from Phoenix, Sierra Vista, Oro Valley, Tombstone, and of course Tucson will be there. We're hoping some prominent authors will join us as their schedule permits, so keep the mojo and good vibes coming that they can because they will definitely draw an audience. As the time nears we'll share the entire list with you right here, so watch this space!

And if you're an author who lives in AZ at least part of the year, please email us (  for information and a registration form.