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Saturday, September 17, 2022 10am-5pm

Great Spirit Animal Sanctuary, 3109 Lovelake Rd (Bourdon Ranch Road), Taylor, AZ 85939
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CELEBRATE BOOKS, READING AND SAVING ABUSED AND NEGLECTED ANIMALS

Here are some of the many great books that will be on site, click the cover to see the author's page:

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Welcome to the 2022 Edition of the Roadside Book Festival roster of attending authors!

Make your plans to see one of them, and which of their books you'd like to get!

Authors can register here:

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Cierra Addington

 Cierra Addington has been in the writing career space for over 15 years. She is a 5-time published author, with 4 books available to read on Amazon. Cierra has 1 children's book published and 3 books on Kindle Vella.

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Marcus Campbell

 

Poetry
Marcus Sterling Campbell is a poet and film enthusiast from Phoenix, Arizona. Graduating from Mesa Community College, he received a high distinction in Creative Writing, along with degrees in Journalism and General Studies. He is a Vortex Award winner and has placed in several writing contests within the Mesa community. Marcus sweats when he writes and while growing his Magic collection. His work can be found scattered across the web or @marcus_s_campbell on social media.

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Tam Chronin

Fantasy

Tam Chronin is a figment of the imagination, which might be why she lives there often enough to find her main characters and convince them to share their stories. Before becoming an author she slayed trolls for many years in the wilds of the internet. It was a relief to retire from such harrowing adventures, but for a coin and a stiff drink she might recount them over a campfire. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona, with her family, various and sundry pets, including a vicious attack tortoise who guards the backyard.

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Bruce Davis

 

Sci-fi/fantasy
Author Bruce Davis (Glowgems for ProfitGold Magic) writes with a hint of the classic detective and a hint of noir across his Science Fiction and Fantasy novels. Influenced by the hard-boiled detective works of Mickey Spillane and similar authors, Bruce brings them thematically into the present day (and future) with skill and storytelling prowess.

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Mimi Francis

 

Romance/Contemporary Romance

Mimi Francis writes contemporary romance of the spicy, steamy variety. She loves writing tropes and frequently uses them in her series, Second Chances in Hollywood and Loves of Lakeside. Mimi stumbled into writing when her favorite obsessions led her to writing fanfiction. With encouragement from friends, family, and her readers, she successfully made the jump to writing original fiction.

When she’s not writing, she works as an admin assistant, crochets, binge-watches her favorite TV shows and movies, and spends time with her three children, her dogs, and her husband of twenty-eight years.

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Terrie Gardner

 

Non Fiction/Memoir/Self Help

A native Texan, Terrie moved to Arizona 23 years ago with her family. This married, mother of four, grandmother of 11, calls Gilbert home and loves the small town feel of one of the fastest growing townships in the country.

Writing has been a passion since childhood. The sensation of writing with a great pen on a crisp sheet of paper is still excites her. Although it has always been a passion, writing was placed on hold while Terrie taught elementary education and raised a family.

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David Gordon

 

Science-Historical Fiction

I have been a social studies teacher, principal, and founding owner of the Grand Canyon College Preparatory Academy in Tempe, Arizona. I grew up reading and watching science and historical fiction. I am also a big baseball fan. I have combined my various passions in the Jigsaw series, which focuses on time-traveling teens thrust into major historical events—many of which never made the standard history books. I was born in New York and now live in Arizona with the love of my life Gwyn. We are both are dog people, and enjoy travel and food—Italian, Asian, Middle Eastern and Indian cuisines in particular.

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Patrick Hare

A performance poet for more than twenty years, Patrick Hare has always redefined the ability of poetry to be a weapon of humor, using a sardonic scalpel in his language and theme choices to un-apologetically reveal the areas of our lives we’d all rather not see.

Patrick has performed nationally, including several National Poetry Slams.

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Adam Marsh

 

Science Fiction

Adam Marsh is a software engineer, U.S. Army veteran, and author of two science-fiction novels, The Changed, and Survived. His novels both received five stars from Foreword Clarion, and his work has been called “nearly impossible to put down,” by Kirkus. As an engineer and lover of all things fantastic, his work tends to straddle the line between the real and the unknown. Adam has a degree in Computer Systems Engineering and a certificate in Novel Writing, both from ASU.

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SK Morton

 

Comedy

A San Francisco Native, SK is the middle-class Caucasian spawn of a predominantly sober Scotsman and an unconvicted Italiana. His humor anthology, Grandpa’s Cheese, was released in January 2022, to go along with his series of “childish” books entitled, MortonPiece Theater Presents – read alongs with accompanying animated shorts. He also co-wrote Why are We Here?, a humor book targeted toward tech workers, with Comediology founder, Chris Tabish.

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Sami Garcia

 Sami Garcia has a Bachelor's degree in Criminal justice and years of experience working in Corrections. Based on the book, her screenplay "Light Em' Up" has been recognized in seven competitions and has received three awards in international film festivals. Starting as an officer for the Department of Corrections, Sami worked her way up through the ranks to Associate Deputy Warden, allowing her an insight into law enforcement. During her time in Corrections, Sami met her amazing wife, who encouraged her to pursue her dream of writing.

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Jamie K. Shelburne

 Religious

Jamie Shelburne is the author of two prayer Journals, Blessing Children-Prayer Strategy and Journal and Promises of God from Genesis to Revelation.  In addition, she authored The Best Gift EVER! an apologetic book of testimonies from the Bible, and a soon-to-be released title, Letters from Ruth-Life Lessons Gleaned from The Book of Ruth.  Shelburne lives on a mini-ranch in the White Mountains of Arizona.

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Sharon Skinner

 

Sci-Fi/Fantasy- Middle Grade/Young Adult

Author Sharon Skinner (The Healer’s LegacyReturn to Anoria) has written ten published books in the Fantasy, Science Fiction, Poetry and Children’s Picture Book genres. With influences ranging from Peter S Beagle to Ursula K Leguin and many styles in between, Sharon is an avid reader and regularly posts her readings on Goodreads.

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