Janni Lee Simner Named Library Writer-in-Residence

Office hours for aspiring authors

PIMA COUNTY – Aspiring writers take note! Published author Janni Lee Simner will have office hours at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library through May, as the Pima County Public Library’s new Writer-in-Residence.

Simner will be at the Library for beginning writers of any age who have questions about the craft and business of writing. Special workshops are also in the works.

Janni Lee Simner's Office Hours at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone Ave.
Tuesdays: 10 am – noon
Saturdays: 2 pm – 5 pm (no hours March 12 when Janni will be at the Tucson Festival of Books).

Simner is the author of the post-apocalyptic Bones of Faerie trilogy (Bones of Faerie, Faerie Winter, and Faerie After), and the Icelandic saga-based fantasy Thief Eyes. She has also published over 30 short stories for kids, teens and adults. Her most recent publication is Finding Your Sense of Place, an ebook about the craft of writing.

Regarding her tenure at the Library, Simner told us “I hope to offer encouragement, answer questions, and connect writers with the resources they need--resources that include, of course, our own library system!”

The Writer-In-Residence Program was made possible by the Arizona State Library, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

For more information on the Writer-In-Residence Program, contact Vicki Ann Duraine, 520.594.5279, or visit our website at www.library.pima.gov.

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