- Your Voice
For every writer, there is a process that must be gone through to put words on the page -- whether that page be on a computer screen or on a yellow notepad sitting in a lap.
Despite a slight language barrier and being 5,500-miles away, Carol Feddersen has been able to maintain a tight bond with her two granddaughters Victoria, 9, and Melissa, 7. So much so that Feddersen has published the book, “The Adventures of Les Petites in Tucson”, which is a fictional children’s book about her granddaughters that details their visit to Tucson.
The scenario seems straight out a J.A. Jance mystery novel. A twenty-something wife waits at home for her oppressive, alcoholic husband, who eventually is dropped off at their home after a drinking binge. "Don't you worry about your wife being at home alone at night?" the driver, a stranger the husband meets at a bar, asks as the wayward spouse exits his car. "No," says the husband, "we have dogs." Days later, the police contacts the couple. That night's driver was a serial killer suspected in the murder of several women.
Everyone has dreamzappers.
Contributed photo, Diane Wise, Rancho Vistoso resident, recently won the 2010 National Indie Excellence Award in the gift-book category for her book "The Dreamzappers."
The director of the Oro Valley Public Library expects nearly 5,000 people to attend this year's Oro Valley Book Festival. There are 3,000 attendees in 2009.
Explorer file photo, Local author M.L. McCann and Bill Critch converse over McCann's books at the Oro Valley Book Fair held last year. Nearly 5,000 are expected to attend this year's festival.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, The Oro Valley Book Festival this Saturday is sponsored by the Friends of the Oro Valley Public Library, the Town of Oro Valley, the Oro Valley Police Department and Barnes and Noble.
Local author Stephanie Sunshine Pincus has seen her fair share of hardships. She has seen people abandon their elders. She has experienced loss, and suffers from fibromyalgia and asthma.
Randy Metcalf/The Explorer, Local author Stephanie Pincus recently had her book, "You're Never Too Old to Stay Young," published. Pincus used her life's experiences to help inform people of all ages on how to care for people growing old.
Marana officials are on board for baseball, but the future of spring training in the area is still few pitches shy of a full count.
Explorer file photo, The Colorado Rockies participate in a spring training game earlier this year at Hi Corbett Field. The Rockies could leave Tucson if a third team is not found soon to replace the departing Chicago White Sox.
A published book is often an author’s crowning achievement, but not for Alexis Powers whose pride and joy is found in teaching at a writer’s workshop in Oro Valley.
One piece of paper led to the next and the next until an 800-page book, “Bamboo Promise,” of her life’s struggles, in a Cambodian culture, unfolded into a shortened book form.
A local author plans to donate 10 percent of the profit from his new book to help people suffering from Multiple Chemical Sensitivity.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has reappointed Oro Valley Councilwoman Mary Snider to the Arizona Automobile Theft Authority (AATA). Snider, who was originally appointed four years ago by form Gov. Janet Napolitano, is one of two public members on the AATA Board of Directors. There are 12 members total.
A proposal to start an industrial development authority in Oro Valley has been put on hold to give the council time to learn more about how the body would function.
The Oro Valley Public Library is looking for local authors to participate in the 2009 Oro Valley Book Festival.
Two authors with local ties have written books with themes from both sides of the parent-child dynamic.
A local author is receiving national attention after the release of her latest novel.
Citing Pima Community College's "remarkable work," the Arizona Department of Veterans' Services has reinstated PCC's authority to certify enrollment of new-to-PCC Veterans Benefits Recipients.
Wanting to improve international adoption for families in the U.S., Tiffany Ragels, a director from Oro Valley’s International Child Foundation, recently made a trip to meet and collaborate with the central authorities of Burundi.
Award-winning author Peggy van Hulsteyn celebrates her new book “Yoga and Parkinson’s disease: A Journey to Health and Healing” in Tucson on Sept. 12 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Corporate Office of LSVT Global Inc., located at 3323 N. Campbell Ave., Suite 5.
Earlier today, the Pima Regional Bomb Squad responded to the Northwest Fire District’s station at the corner of Ina and Shannon roads in response to a report of a suspicious package in a car. The package turned out to be a laptop.