Hello, readers and writers,

The volunteer planning committee for The Third Annual Desert Foothills Book Festival is already busily creating an even bigger and better event! The date is Saturday, October 19, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The location is at the Holland Center, 34250 N 60th Street Scottsdale, AZ

Last year’s festival was a great success, and we applaud all the authors who participated. We send a big “Thank you!” to those readers who came out to meet and support those authors. 

Over 400 people attended the event including 70 local authors who offered books in a variety of genres. We raised $4,000 for The Creative Kids; Tell Me A Story program at The Holland Center, which teaches kids how to create, write, and illustrate a picture book. Comments from participants included: Loved it! Great festival! It was spectacular, a real book fair! An outstanding event. The community needs this!

Please click on the box above to see the website for more information about the festival, guidelines for authors registering for a table, and the registration form. The guidelines and criteria have changed this year, so they require a thorough reading. We have added a tent option in the parking lot to accommodate more participants. We have put a cap on the number of authors in some popular genres, to balance our variety more evenly. Therefore, it’s better to register early, and be specific in choosing your genre(s).

We have planned a very robust marketing agenda, comprising print media, emails, radio and social media. The format of this newsletter will change, since the featuring of individual participants will be achieved by social media. To avoid duplicating information, this newsletter will focus on literary topics of interest, anecdotes and timely commentary on literature, and updates. We hope to engage a larger readership, including non-authors. Toward that end, if you have a friend interested in literature, please forward this newsletter, and invite them to subscribe. We also heartily encourage readers to submit short articles (about 200-300 words) to RitaGoldner@msn.com

Thanks for sharing our passion for good literature,

Rita Goldner, editor

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