The Desert Foothills Book Festival is your opportunity to meet local authors with a diverse selection of literary works for book lovers of all ages!
We invite you to come and meet over 50 authors and have your book purchases personally signed by the author. All genres will be available: fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, romance, historical fiction, and memoir. Admission is free!
Two award-winning authors, Karen Odden and Dan Baldwin, will give presentations on the craft and skill of writing. Karen will speak on settings for novels, especially historical fiction. Dan will explain psychic detection and spirit communication.
The Desert Foothills Book Festival is a celebration of the importance of reading in our community. It was established to promote literacy and a love of reading among adults and children, by creating an interactive and inclusive venue for readers and authors to connect.
The idea for the festival grew from the desire of a group of local authors to connect personally with book lovers and to promote an appreciation of reading and the literary arts. With the Tucson Book Festival to the south, and the Payson and Prescott Book Festivals to the north, this small group of authors felt the greater Phoenix, Scottsdale, Cave Creek, and Carefree areas were missing a valuable opportunity to meet and engage with local authors from all genres.
The year 2022 marks the first year of the festival with many more to come. Net proceeds from the festival will support the Holland Center's program for children's literacy.