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Arizona Authors & Appetizers

Silent Auction, Friends of the Library

Friday May 20, 2011

Time: 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Mix and mingle while listening and sharing with great authors, dining on delicious appetizers, and bidding on awesome silent auction items. Authors: Diana Gabaldon, Dr. Connie Marano, Kathy Cano-Murillo, Donis Casey, Marcia Fine, Rico Austin

Diana Gabaldon

The Exile: An Outlander Graphic Novel

(Random House, 2010)

Diana Gabaldon’s brilliant storytelling has captivated millions of readers in her bestselling and award-winning Outlander saga. Now, in her first-ever graphic novel, Gabaldon gives readers a fresh look at the events of the original Outlander: Jamie Fraser’s side of the story, gorgeously rendered by artist Hoang Nguyen.

Diana Gabaldon is a born storyteller . . . the pages practically turn themselves. – Arizona Republic

Outlander the Musical – released in September of 2010 – is a new Scottish musical based on the bestselling book Outlander, by Diana Gabaldon.

Lord John and the Scottish Prisoner is the next novel in the Lord John series currently being written by Diana Gabaldon. A release date has not been announced.

Dr. Connie Mariano

The White House Doctor My Patients Were Presidents – A Memoir

(Thomas Dunne Books, 2010)

Dr. Connie Mariano served 9 years at the White House under Presidents George H.W. Bush, William J. Clinton, and George W. Bush. The White House Doctor is a fascinating look into what goes on behind closed doors at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Dr. Mariano always kept her cool and her sense of humor, which she retains in this unusual inside look at the White House. – Publisher’s Weekly

Marcia Fine

Stressed in Scottsdale

L’Image Press, LLC, 2010)

Jean Rubin, a multi-tasker, has too much to do. She tries to find sanity in a world where environmental issues and political corruption make you laugh out loud. Wickedly funny! Voted Best in the Satire/Humor Category by The Arizona Publishers Association’s 2010 Arizona Book Awards.

Marcia Fine’s keen eye for detail, sharp-witted humor, and addition of relatable subject matter create an entertaining and enjoyable read. – Bookpleasures.com

Kathy Cano-Murillo

Miss Scarlet’s School of Patternless Sewing

(Grand Central Publishing, 2011)

Sometimes to find your life’s true path, you have to stray outside the lines . . . Scarlet Santana is never happier than when creating fabulous fashions for women of all shapes and sizes. Now, after years of hard work, she finally has the chance to live her dream and study under the hottest designer in New York. Release Date: March 2011

Kathy Cano-Murillo has authored seven books including Crafty Chica’s Art de la Soul and Crafty Chica’s Guide to Artful Sewing.

Donis Casey

Crying Blood – An Alafair Tucker Mystery

(Poisoned Pen Press, 2011)

After finding human remains during a hunting trip in 1915 Oklahoma, Shaw Tucker is followed home by Crying Blood, a Creek Indian Boy seeking his brother’s murderer. When the boy winds up dead as well, Shaw is deter-mined to catch the killer while his wife, Alafair, is equally determined to keep Shaw from getting himself killed as well.

Powerful as a blue norther sweeping across the Creek Nation, Crying Blood is a gripping entry in Donis Casey’s superb Alafair Tucker series. – Carolyn Hart

Rico Austin

My Bad Tequila

(PowWow Publishing, 2010)

Mystery, Mayhem, Madness…

Margaritas & Mexico.

One man’s epic journey across two continents and four countries with 50 years of adventure.

My Bad Tequila is headed for the big screen… screenplay and casting is currently in progress!

A realistic story-teller, My Bad Tequila an engaging and bittersweet read. There’s just not enough of this sort of fun and fast-reading fiction out there anymore. -The VirtualScribe

My Bad Tequila, the hit single song , was co-written by Rico Austin and Elly Garrison, who also sings and performs the song with her band QuarterDeck.

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$45 (non-members)

$40 (Friends members)

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Location Information:

Scottsdale Civic Center Library

3839 N Drinkwater Blvd

Scottsdale 85251 – [View Mapquest Map]

Tel: (480) 312-7323


Southeast corner of Indian School and Drinkwater Blvd – Parking entrance on Drinkwater just south of the bridge. Two levels of parking available.


Kathy 🙂

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