Meet J.M. Hayes, our newest Writer in Residence

(TUCSON, Ariz.) – Back by popular demand, the Library’s Writer in Residence program continues with acclaimed mystery author J.M. Hayes. The celebrated program is open to writers of any age, experience, or genre.

Looking for publishing advice? Frustrated staring at a blank page? Have a first draft of the next Great American Novel? J.M. is here to help!

  • Every Tuesday, 3:30–6 pm from May 7–July 30, Oro Valley Public Library
    Call (520) 594-5580 to register for a ½ hour appointment
  • Every Tuesday, noon–2:30 pm from May 14–July 30, Woods Memorial Library
    Call (520) 594-5445 to register for ½ hour appointment

J.M. will also offer three workshops during his residency.

Many of J.M.’s books have been released to critical acclaim, including Prairie Gothic, which was a “Best Books You’ve Never Heard Of” selection by New York Magazine and Server Down, named “One of the Five Best Mystery Novels of 2009” by Library Journal. In a Booklist starred review, his newest book The Spirit and the Skull was called “a fascinating tale… straddling both mystery and fantasy genres.”

Don’t miss your chance to get free writing help from Tucson’s very own J.M. Hayes!

The Writer-in-Residence Program is 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.

Prairie Gothic

Server Down

The Spirit and the Skull


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