Three Questions for Aprilynne Pike, Janni Lee Simner, and Adam Rex

Author Adam Rex

I have had the great honor and pleasure to have moderated several author panels and interviews at the Tucson Festival of Books.  I have met many amazing authors and have had very interesting, entertaining, and enlightening discussions.  I’m very excited to have been invited to moderate an author panel at this year’s MegaMania!! “Kid Lit […]

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MegaMania!! Behind the Scenes: Meet Author and Comic Artist Adrienne Celt

closeup of author Adrienne Celt

Adrienne Celt is currently Writer in Residence at Pima County Public Library. She is also the author of the highly-acclaimed novel The Daughters. Her short fiction has been widely published, including in Esquire, The Kenyon Review, and Prairie Schooner, among many others. She writes and draws a comic at "I got my start as a bookworm with […]

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MegaMania!! Behind the Scenes: Meet Author Janni Lee Simner

Photo of author Janni Lee Simner

Janni Lee Simner is the author of the well-loved Bones of Faerie Trilogy as well as Thief Eyes. She has also published over 30 short stories for kids, teens and adults. "I do remember the library in my middle school as a terrific refuge—a place I could retreat after lunch instead of dealing with the pressures of […]

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MegaMania!! Behind the Scenes: Meet Adam Rex

Author Adam Rex

Adam Rex's first picture book, The Dirty Cowboy by Amy Timberlake, was published in 2003. His picture book Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich, a collection of stories about monsters and their problems, was a New York Times Bestseller. He has illustrated the work of many authors, including Jon Scieszka, Neil Gaiman, and Kate DiCamillo, among many others. "It was a […]

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MegaMania!! Behind the Scenes: Meet Aprilynne Pike

Author Aprilynne Pike

Aprilynne Pike is the New York Times Bestselling author of the Wings series in addition to the popular teen and young adult novels Earthbound, Sleep No More, and Life After Theft. "Libraries were such a constant part of my childhood that I didn't really understand the concept of a bookstore until I was a teen. You […]

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MegaMania!! Behind the Scenes: Meet Author and Artist Adam Yeater

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Adam Yeater - comic book artist, author, and master of self-publishing - has been an annual guest at MegaMania!! since the olden’ days back in 2011. "I learned so much from going to the library and will forever be grateful for these amazing public institutions that offer free access to knowledge and information. I would not be […]

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MegaMania!! Behind the Scenes: Meet Author Tom Leveen

Author Tom Leveen

Tom Leveen is the author of seven books, including How to Write Dialogue for Fiction, Film, and Theatre, Random, and Shackled. His eighth book, Hellworld, will be released in March 2017. Meet Tom at MegaMania!! on Saturday, July 9, 5 pm, at Pima Community College-Downtown Campus. Come to Tom's workshop, Writing Your Best Dialogue, in Room CC 215 from 5:00-6:00 pm. "I remember […]

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A Plethora of Potter

Lisa's Harry Potter party props

All of a sudden Harry Potter news is EVERYwhere! Here's a summary of what's up. [This post contains no spoilers that Rowling herself hasn't shared.] Potter party at Himmel Park Library, make yer own wizard book, and Potter astronomy EDIT: Please note that the harry Potter party at Himmel Library has been moved back a day to […]

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It’s Almost Time to Celebrate at the Zoo!

Girl feeding giraffe at zoo

This year's Summer Learning program is in full swing and we're gearing up for the Zoo Celebration on Saturday, July 16 from 8 to 11 am at the Reid Park Zoo. To get ready, a few of our children's librarians are weighing in on the animal books they love the most. Stop by your local […]

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MegaMania!! Behind the Scenes: Meet Jeff Mariotte

Author Jeff Mariotte

Jeff Mariotte has written more than 150 comic books and graphic novels as well as 50+ prose novels, including his most recent critically acclaimed book, Empty Rooms. Meet Jeff at MegaMania!! on Saturday, July 9, 1:15 pm, at Pima Community College-Downtown Campus. Come to the panel Death and Destruction: It's Only Fiction in room CC 255 from 1:15-2:15 pm. […]

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