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Past Events

Sat - Aug 23, 2014
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Cottonwood Public Library Author's Forum
Cottonwood Rec Center, 150 S. Sixth St.
Cottonwood, AZ    
Tel: 928-340-2782
Lynda Exley will join other Verde Valley area authors to sign copies of her book and chat with attendees. Free activity pages for children!
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Sat - Feb 8, 2014
Kartchner Caverns State Park
Cave Festival
Benson, AZ    
Conrad Storad will be reading "Rattlesnake Rules." Later a special surprise guest will help him raffle autographed copies of "Arizona Color Me Wacky!" to five lucky young readers.
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Fri - May 24, 2013
2-4 p.m.
Author Visit & Games
COSTCO at Chandler Fashion Mall
595 S. Galleria Way
Chandler, AZ    
Lynda Exley will bring a couple of games and some prizes when she visits COSTCO to sign copies of "Arizona Way Out West & Wacky." Get your signed copy while supplies last!
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Tue - Apr 2, 2013
12:15-2:2:30 p.m.
Mountain Vista Poetry Contest
2618 El Paseo Rd.
Oracle, AZ     85623
Had the honor of being a judge for the Mountain Vista Poetry Contest. Gave each winner in the Grades 4-6 category a copy of "Arizona Way Out West & Wacky" and each winner in the 7-8 category a copy of "Arizona Way Out West & Witty." Our publisher, Five Star Publications, also gave Story Monster T-Shirts to the Honorable Mention winners. I am so proud of the incredible poets -- all of them who had the courage to enter the contest and those who won. Just look at the smiling faces of the winners, accompanied by us judges. I'm the short blond in the back row on the far left. I will be printing their poems on the AZWOWW Blog, as well as at KidsCanPublish.com, so clock blog to read them in a couple of days.
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Thu - Mar 14, 2013
10 - 11 am
Celebrate Arizona Week
John P. Sousa Elementary School
Mesa, AZ    
Conrad does program for 4th graders.
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Tue - Mar 12, 2013
9 am - 5 pm
Southwest Book Fiesta
Albuquerque Convention Center
Albuquerque, NM    
Workshops. Readings. Book signing.
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Mon - Mar 11, 2013
9 am - 5 pm
Southwest Book Fiesta
Albuquerque Convention Center
Albuquerque, NM    
Workshops. Readings. Book signing.
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Sun - Mar 10, 2013
9 am - 5 pm
Tucson Festival of Books
University of Arizona Campus
Tucson, AZ    
Workshops. Panels. Readings. Book signings.
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Sat - Mar 9, 2013
9 am - 5 pm
Tucson Festival of Books
University of Arizona Campus
Tucson, AZ    
Workshops. Readings. Book signings.
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Sat - Mar 2, 2013
9 am - 2 pm
Arizona Young Authors Conference
St. Anthony of Padua School
Casa Grande, AZ    
Conrad to do student workshops. Book signing.
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Fri - Mar 1, 2013
8 am - 3 pm
Young Author Celebration
Mirage Elementary School
Glendale, AZ    
Conrad to do presentations for students.
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Sun - Feb 10, 2013
TBA
Bat Cave Festival
Kartchner Caverns State Park
Benson, AZ    
Conrad to read stories and sign books.
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Sat - Feb 9, 2013
TBA
Bat Cave Festival
Kartchner Caverns State Park
Benson, AZ    
Conrad to read stories and sign books.
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Thu - Feb 7, 2013
8 am - 3 pm
Young Author Day Celebration
Kiva Elementary School
Paradise Valley, AZ    
Conrad to do presentations for students.
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Thu - Feb 7, 2013
5:30 - 7 pm
Family Reading Night
Kiva Elementary School
Paradise Valley, AZ    
Conrad to read stories and sign books.
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Sat - Jan 26, 2013
10 am
Storytime Event
Cup-O-Karma Coffee Shop
Mesa, AZ    
Conrad to read stories. Book signing.
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Thu - Jan 17, 2013
6 - 8 pm
Family Literacy Night
Sacaton Elementary School
Sacaton, AZ    
Conrad conducts reading/writing workshop.
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Tue - Nov 20, 2012
8 am - 3 pm
Young Author Day
Madison Heights Elementary School
Phoenix, AZ    
Conrad to do presentations for students.
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Thu - Nov 15, 2012
11 am
ASU Faculty Emeritus Association Luncheon
ASU University Club
Tempe, AZ    
Conrad is guest speaker. Book signing.
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Sat - Nov 10, 2012
1:10-2:10
Arizona Library Association
South Mountain Community College
7050 S. 24th St.
Phoenix, AZ    
Tel: http://www.azla.org/displayconve
TESTIMONIAL: On behalf of the Arizona Library Association and the 2012 Conference Committee, please accept our heartfelt thanks for participating in our successful conference. It was a pleasure to work with you. We appreciate all of your time and your wonderful presence on the author panel and presentation." -- Cheryl McCurry & Jennifer Whitt Lynda Exley will present "Edu-Tain to Reach the Brain," a workshop that shows and tells librarians how to use humor as a teaching tool to get children to want to read more books, learn more and retain more of what they read!
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Fri - Nov 9, 2012
2:40 - 5 pm
Arizona Library Association Conference
South Mountain Community College
7050 S. 24th St.
Phoenix, AZ    
OneBookAZ for Kids Panel. Book signing. Conrad J. Storad and Lynda Exley will Sign books from 2:40-3:40, followed by their participation on a ONEBOOKAZ panel discussion from 4-5 p.m.
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Sat - Nov 3, 2012
10 am - 4 pm
Wickenburg Home Tours & Craft Show
Wickenburg Community Center
Wickenburg, AZ    
Conrad to sign books.
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Tue - Oct 30, 2012
9 am - 3 pm
Young Author Day Celebration
East Elementary School
Mount Vernon, OH    
Conrad do do presentations for students.
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Mon - Oct 29, 2012
4 - 6 pm
Rattlesnake Rules...and other Sonoran Desert Tales
Paragraphs Book Store
Mount Vernon, OH    
Conrad to read stories and sign books.
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Sat - Oct 27, 2012
11 a.m.
Family Literacy Festival
Margaret Hance Park
Burton Barr Central Library
Downtown Phoenix, AZ    
Tel: 602-534-5208
Johnny "JR" Ringo joins Lynda Exley for an 11 a.m. presentation of "How the West Was Fun" at this free family festival, which runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. And yes, there will be prizes!
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Fri - Oct 26, 2012
2 pm
IRA Ohio Reading Conference
Youngstown State University
Youngstown, OH    
Conrad a keynote speaker. Book signing.
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Mon - Oct 22, 2012
6 pm
Rattlesnake Rules...and other Sonoran Desert Tales
Barberton Public Library
Barberton, OH    
Conrad to read stories and sign books.
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Sat - Oct 13, 2012
Noon - 2 pm
Storytime for Kids
Bookmans
Flagstaff, AZ    
Conrad to read stories and sign books.
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Mon - Oct 8, 2012
Noon
ASU Faculty Wives Club
Shalimar Country Club
Tempe, AZ    
Conrad is guest speaker. Book signing.
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Sat - Oct 6, 2012
9:30 am - Noon
Open House Celebration
The Goddard School of Gilbert
Gilbert, AZ    
Conrad to read stories and sign books.
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Tue - Oct 2, 2012
8:30 am - 3 pm
Kyrene de las Manitas Elementary
Tempe, AZ    
Conrad to do presentations for students.
Tue - Sep 25, 2012
9:30 am and 1 pm
Storytime for Readers of All Ages
Farmington Public Library
Farmington, NM    
Conrad to read stories and sign books.
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Mon - Sep 24, 2012
8 am - 3 pm
Love of Literacy Day
Ladera Del Norte Elementary
Farmington, MN    
Conrad to do presentations for students.
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Sat - Sep 22, 2012
10 a.m.- 4 p.m
APS Back to School Resource Fair
Arizona Science Center
600 E. Washington St.,
Phoenix, AZ    
Tel: 602-716-2000, ext. 2558
TESTIMONIAL: Kathi Bishop of Vernon Elementary School says, "I attended your Humor in the Classroom [Edu-tain to Reach the Brain] seminar at the APS Back to School Conference on Saturday, September 22, 2012. Thank you so much for all the great ideas! ... I am excited to use some of your ideas in my classroom." The APS Back to School Resource Fair invites Lynda Exley to present "Edu-tain to Reach the Brain: Using humor as a teaching tool across the curriculum" (time TBD). In addition, Conrad Storad presents Read Me A Story! Reading aloud to cultivate the art of listening" (time TBD). Johnny "JR" Ringo will make periodic appearances at the event. The event is ideal for teachers of children in grades K-12.
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Sat - Sep 22, 2012
10 am - 3 pm
APS-ASC Fall Teacher Resource Fair
Arizona Science Center
Phoenix, AZ    
Conrad conducts two teacher workshops. Book signing.
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Fri - Sep 21, 2012
9:15 to 10:30 a.m.
National Federation of Presswomen Conference
Hotel Valley Ho
6850 E. Main St.
Scottsdale, AZ    
TESTIMONIAL-1: "NFPW was raving about the great quality of the conference workshops and the one you (Lynda Exley) and Linda Radke gave was among the most popular ones." -- Carol Osman Brown, APW Rim County Director TESTIMONIAL-2: "Your presentation was terrific at the conference; your info was super and your energy was dynamic, inspiring and encouraging for all." -- Patricia Myers, Arizona Press Women PR director Five Star Publications' President Linda Radke is joined by Lynda Exley to present "Marketing Essentials for Authors." Learn how Radke and Exley turned "Arizona Way Out West & Wacky" and "Arizona Way Out West & Witty" regional bestsellers.
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Fri - Sep 21, 2012
Noon - 3 pm
NFPW National Conference
Hotel Valley Ho
Scottsdale, AZ    
Conrad conducts writing workshop. Book signing.
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Thu - Sep 20, 2012
Noon - 5 pm
Rhea Lana Fall Consignment Event
The Shops at Norterra
Anthem, AZ    
Conrad to read at 4 pm. Sign books all day.
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Wed - Sep 19, 2012
10 am
Literacy Day
Mountain View Elementary School
Phoenix, AZ    
Conrad to do presentation for 4th graders.
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Mon - Sep 17, 2012
10:30 am - Noon
Training Class for Naturalist Volunteers
Sabino Canyon State Park
Tucson, AZ    
Conrad conducts workshop and signs books
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Sat - Sep 15, 2012
10:30 am
Storytime for Young Readers
Phoenix Children's Museum
Phoenix, AZ    
Conrad to read Rattlesnake Rules; Book signing
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Thu - Jul 12, 2012
2 p.m.
Mayer Public Library
Auhor Visit & Presentation
10004 Wicks Ave.
Mayer, AZ    
Tel: 928-632-7370
Lynda Exley is joined by her author son, Michael Moorehead, for a joint presentation.
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Thu - Jun 14, 2012
2 p.m.
Author Visit & Presentation
Guadalupe Branch Library
9241 S. Avenida del Yaqui
Guadalupe, AZ    
Friends of the Robson Library are sponsoring Lynda Exley's presentation.
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Sat - Jun 9, 2012
11 am-1 pm
Meet & Greet Book Signing
Sam's Club #4830
1459 N. Dysart Rd.
Avondale, AZ    
Tel: 623-882-3859
Members of Sam's Club can purchase copies of "Arizona Way Out West & Wacky" for a low, low price, and have them autographed by co-author, Lynda Exley. Kids can play the Arizona Name Game and win prizes, too!
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Sat - Jun 9, 2012
2-4 pm
Meet & Greet Book Signing
Sam's Club #6606
8340 W. McDowell Rd.
Phoenix, AZ    
Tel: 623-936-8528
Members of Sam's Club can purchase copies of "Arizona Way Out West & Wacky" for a low, low price, and have them autographed by co-author, Lynda Exley. Kids can play the Arizona Name Game and win prizes, too!
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Fri - Jun 8, 2012
11 am-1 pm
Meet & Greet Book Signing
Sam's Club #6608
1525 W. Bell Rd.
Phoenix, AZ    
Tel: 602-439-9852
Members of Sam's Club can purchase copies of "Arizona Way Out West & Wacky" for a low, low price, and have them autographed by co-author, Lynda Exley. Kids can play the Arizona Name Game and win prizes, too!
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Wed - Jun 6, 2012
Noon to 3 p.m.
Library Institute
Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, AZ    
After her son, Michael Moorehead, author of "The Student from Zombie Island" presented "How I got published at 11: Encouraging Young Readers & Writers," Lynda Exley presented the "Edutain to Reach the Brain: Library Edition." The program was sponsored by the Arizona State Library for rural librarians and assistant librarians. Please read Lynda's blog for information on the fun limerick exercise attendees did. The posted WACKY drawing is courtesy of Kristi Turman, who attended the program. Thanks, Kristi!!
Sat - Jun 2, 2012
2-4 pm
Meet & Greet Book Signing
Sam's Club #4955
16573 W. Bell Rd.
Surprise, AZ    
Tel: 623-584-0054
Members of Sam's Club can purchase copies of "Arizona Way Out West & Wacky" for a low, low price, and have them autographed by co-author, Lynda Exley. Kids can play the Arizona Name Game and win prizes, too!
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Thu - May 24, 2012
10:30 am
OneBookAZ Event
Perry Public Library
Gilbert, AZ    
Happy Birthday Arizona! Conrad to read and sign books.
Tue - May 22, 2012
TBA
OneBookAZ Event
Arizona School for the Visually Impaired
Tucson, AZ    
Happy Birthday Arizona! Conrad to read and sign books.
Tue - May 22, 2012
4 pm
OneBookAZ Event
Oro Valley Public Library
Oro Valley, AZ    
Happy Birthday Arizona! Conrad to read and sign books.
Sun - May 20, 2012
11 am-1 pm
Meet & Greet Book Signing
Sam's Club #4915
600 Arizona Highway 95
Bullhead City, AZ    
Tel: 928-754-3900
Members of Sam's Club can purchase copies of "Arizona Way Out West & Wacky" for a low, low price, and have them autographed by co-author, Lynda Exley. Kids can play the Arizona Name Game and win prizes, too!
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Sat - May 19, 2012
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
KABAM
Kingman Area Books Are Magic Festival
Metcalfe Park in Downtown Kingman
Kingman, AZ    
Lynda Exley signed books and did a children's storytime at KABAM! Photo by JC Amberlyn of Kingman's Daily Miner. Click on the website link for article.
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Sat - May 19, 2012
TBA
Northern Arizona Book Festival
On Campus at NAU
Flagstaff, AZ    
Conrad part of author panel; sign books.
Thu - May 17, 2012
All Day
KABAM
Kingman Area Books Are Magic Festival
Kingman, AZ    
Lynda Exley will visit two schools (TBD) today in connection with KABAM!
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Tue - May 15, 2012
9 - 11 am
Sousa Elementary School
Mesa, AZ    
Conrad to do presentations for students.
Mon - May 14, 2012
9 am - 1 pm
Dia de los Ninos Event
ASU Campus
Tempe, AZ    
Conrad to read and sign books.
Sat - May 12, 2012
9 am - Noon
Phoenix West Reading Council Meeting
Glendale, AZ    
Conrad to read and sign books.
Sat - May 12, 2012
11 am-1 pm
Meet & Greet Book Signing
COSTCO #738
2450 E. Beardsley Rd.
Phoenix, AZ    
Tel: 480-375-2850
Members of COSTCO can purchase copies of "Arizona Way Out West & Wacky" for a low, low price, and have them autographed by co-author, Lynda Exley. Kids can play the Arizona Name Game and win prizes, too!
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Tue - May 8, 2012
9 am - Noon
Corte Sierra Elementary School
Avondale, AZ    
Conrad to do presentations for students.
Sat - May 5, 2012
11 am-1 pm
Meet & Greet Book Signing
COSTCO #466
3911 Highway 69
Prescott, AZ    
Tel: 928-541-2203
Members of COSTCO can purchase copies of "Arizona Way Out West & Wacky" for a low, low price, and have them autographed by co-author, Lynda Exley. Kids can play the Arizona Name Game and win prizes, too!
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Sat - May 5, 2012
2-4 pm
Meet & Greet Book Signing
Sam's Club #4977
5757 Arizona Highway 69
Prescott, AZ    
Tel: 928-778-5042
Members of Sam's Club can purchase copies of "Arizona Way Out West & Wacky" for a low, low price, and have them autographed by co-author, Lynda Exley. Kids can play the Arizona Name Game and win prizes, too!
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Fri - May 4, 2012
11 am-1 pm
Meet & Greet Book Signing
Sam's Club #6241
15255 N. Northsight Blvd.
Scottsdale, AZ    
Tel: 480-609-0550
Members of Sam's Club can purchase copies of "Arizona Way Out West & Wacky" for a low, low price, and have them autographed by co-author, Lynda Exley. Kids can play the Arizona Name Game and win prizes, too!
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Thu - May 3, 2012
10 am or 2 pm
OneBookAZ Event
Yuma Public Library
Yuma, AZ    
Happy Birthday Arizona! Conrad to read and sign books.
Wed - May 2, 2012
ONEBOOKAZ for Kids Presentation
Tonto Basin Public Library
415 Old Highway 188
Tonto National Forest, Payson, AZ    
Lynda Exley does a presentation and visits with kids. This event is sponsored by ONEBOOKAZ for Kids to encourage all children in Arizona to read the same book at the same time: "Arizona Way Out West & Witty: Library Edition," the sister publication of "Arizona Way Out West & Wacky."
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Sun - Apr 29, 2012
11 am-1 pm
Meet & Greet Book Signing
COSTCO #1058
4570 E. Cactus Rd.
Phoenix, AZ    
Tel: 480-308-7046
Members of COSTCO can purchase copies of "Arizona Way Out West & Wacky" for a low, low price, and have them autographed by co-author, Lynda Exley. Kids can play the Arizona Name Game and win prizes, too!
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Sun - Apr 29, 2012
2-4 pm
Meet & Greet Book Signing
COSTCO #427
15255 N. Hayden Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ    
Tel: 480-948-5040
Members of COSTCO can purchase copies of "Arizona Way Out West & Wacky" for a low, low price, and have them autographed by co-author, Lynda Exley. Kids can play the Arizona Name Game and win prizes, too!
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Sat - Apr 28, 2012
11 am-1 pm
Meet & Greet Book Signing
COSTCO #431
3901 W. Costco Dr.
Tucson, AZ    
Tel: 520-797-1980
Members of COSTCO can purchase copies of "Arizona Way Out West & Wacky" for a low, low price, and have them autographed by co-author, Lynda Exley. Kids can play the Arizona Name Game and win prizes, too!
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Sat - Apr 28, 2012
10 am - Noon
World of Words Event - U of A Campus
Tucson, AZ    
Conrad to do workshop and sign books.
Fri - Apr 27, 2012
11 am-1 pm
Meet & Greet Book Signing
COSTCO #691
10000 W. McDowell Rd.
Avondale, AZ    
Tel: 623-907-5663
Members of COSTCO can purchase copies of "Arizona Way Out West & Wacky" for a low, low price, and have them autographed by co-author, Lynda Exley. Kids can play the Arizona Name Game and win prizes, too!
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Thu - Apr 26, 2012
TBA
OneBookAZ Event
Lincoln Elementary School
Prescott, AZ    
Happy Birthday Arizona! Conrad to read and sign books.
Thu - Apr 26, 2012
1 pm
OneBookAZ Event
Chino Valley Public Library
Chino Valley, AZ    
Happy Birthday Arizona! Conrad to read and sign books.
Wed - Apr 25, 2012
3 pm
OneBookAZ Event
Winslow Public Library
Winslow, AZ    
Happy Birthday Arizona! Conrad to read and sign books.
Wed - Apr 25, 2012
6 pm
OneBookAZ Event
Flagstaff Public Library
Flagstaff, AZ    
Happy Birthday Arizona! Conrad to read and sign books.
Mon - Apr 23, 2012
9:15-11:15 am
Way Out West & Wacky Writing Contest Winner's Visit
Conley Elementary School
Arrowhead Drive
Chandler, AZ    
The complete AZWOWW team pays a free visit to Conley Elementary School to reward Gillian Harrill for winning the Arizona Way Out West Wacky Writing Contest. Her essay on camels in Arizona was judged to be the best in the entire state. Way to go Gillian!
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Sun - Apr 22, 2012
1:30 pm
OneBookAZ Event
Casa Grande Public Library
Casa Grande, AZ    
Happy Birthday Arizona! Conrad to read and sign books.
Sat - Apr 21, 2012
7:30 a.m. - Noon
Arizona History Convention
Pointe Hilton Tapation Cliffs
11111 N. 7th St.
Phoenix, AZ    
Tel: 602-866-7500
Celebrate Arizona's Centennial with workshops, presentations and author signings -- Lynda Exley will be available to sign copies of "Arizona Way Out West & Wacky" at the Five Star Publications table.
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Sat - Apr 21, 2012
TBA
OneBookAZ Event
Maricopa Public Library
Maricopa, AZ    
Happy Birthday Arizona! Conrad to read and sign books.
Fri - Apr 20, 2012
7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Arizona History Convention
Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs
11111 N. 7th St.
Phoenix, AZ    
Tel: 602-866-7500
Celebrate Arizona's Centennial with workshops, presentations and author signings -- Lynda Exley will be available to sign copies of "Arizona Way Out West & Wacky" at the Arizona Press Women's table.
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Fri - Apr 20, 2012
4 to 7 p.m.
Earth Day Event & 4-Year Anniversary
Chandler Environmental Education Center
4050 E. Chandler Heights Rd.
Chandler, AZ     85249
Lynda Exley and Conrad Storad visit the CEEC to help celebrate its 4-Year Anniversary and Earth Day. They will meet patrons and autograph copies of their books.
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Fri - Apr 20, 2012
4 - 7 pm
Earth Day Event
Chandler Environmental Education Center
Veteran's Oasis Park
Chandler, AZ    
Conrad Storad, Lynda Exley & Jayne were invited to help the Chandler Environmental Education Center celebrate it's 3-year anniversary and Earthy Day.
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Fri - Apr 20, 2012
7:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Arizona History Convention
Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs
11111 N. 7th St.
Phoenix, AZ    
Tel: 602-866-7500
Lynda Exley meets with Official Arizona State Historian Marshall Trimble, who endorsed "Arizona Way Out West & Wacky" and Arizona Way Out West & Witty: Library Edition." Celebrate Arizona's Centennial with workshops, presentations and author signings -- Lynda Exley will be available to sign copies of "Arizona Way Out West & Wacky" at the Arizona Press Women's table and Five Star Publication's Table.
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Thu - Apr 19, 2012
Noon-5 p.m.
Arizona History Convention
Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs
11111 N. 7th St.
Phoenix, AZ    
Tel: 602-866-7500
Celebrate Arizona's Centennial with workshops, presentations and author signings -- Lynda Exley will be available to sign copies of "Arizona Way Out West & Wacky" at the Arizona Press Women's table and Five Star Publication's Table.
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Tue - Apr 17, 2012
6 pm
Chandler Student Art Contest Awards
City of Chandler - City Council Chamber
Chandler, AZ    
Conrad to read for attendees.
Mon - Apr 16, 2012
8:30-9:30
Summer Reading Program Webinar
Carnegie Center
1101 W. Washington
Phoenix, AZ    
TESTIMONIAL: "You and Conrad are pros! The webinar went very well. Thanks for your flexibility" -- Holly Henley, Library Development Department Director for the Arizona State Library. (Conrad & Lynda joined Holly for a webinar that offered librarians ways to use "Arizona Way Out West & Wacky" and "Arizona Way Out West & Witty: Library Edition" for their summer reading programs.) If you would like to learn more about how you can get a copy of the summer reading program, contact Holly at hhenley@azlibrary.gov.
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Sun - Apr 15, 2012
2-4 pm
Meet & Greet Book Signing
COSTCO #736
595 S. Galleria Way
Chandler, AZ    
Tel: 480-375-2051
Members of COSTCO can purchase copies of "Arizona Way Out West & Wacky" for a low, low price, and have them autographed by co-author, Lynda Exley. Kids can play the Arizona Name Game and win prizes, too!
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Sun - Apr 15, 2012
11 am-1 pm
Meet & Greet Book Signing
COSTCO #481
1415 N. Arizona Avenue
Gilbert, AZ    
Tel: 480-293-0053
Members of COSTCO can purchase copies of "Arizona Way Out West & Wacky" for a low, low price, and have them autographed by co-author, Lynda Exley. Kids can play the Arizona Name Game and win prizes, too!
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Sun - Apr 15, 2012
1 pm
Story Time
Boyce Thompson Arboretum
Superior, AZ    
Conrad to read and sign books.
Sat - Apr 14, 2012
12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Tempe Center for the Arts
700 W. Rio Salado Pkwy
Tempe, AZ    
Lynda Exley will sign books and visit with theatergoers.
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Sat - Apr 14, 2012
TBA
Libraries Limited Annual Luncheon
Tucson, AZ    
Conrad to sign books.
Fri - Apr 13, 2012
Noon
Chandler North Rotary Club Luncheon
Iguana Mack's Restaurant
Chandler, AZ    
Conrad to read and sign books.
Thu - Apr 12, 2012
1 p.m.
ONEBOOKAZ for Kids Presentation
Red Mountain Ranch Elementary School
6650 E. Raftriver St.
Mesa, AZ    
TESTIMONIAL: "The kids and teachers did have a good time and we all appreciated the hands on approach to history." Laurie Bridges, Red Mt. Ranch Elementary School. (Lynda Exley presented and visited with kids. This event is sponsored by ONEBOOKAZ for Kids to encourage all children in Arizona to read the same book at the same time: "Arizona Way Out West & Witty: Library Edition," the sister publication of "Arizona Way Out West & Wacky.")
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Thu - Apr 12, 2012
10 a.m.
ONEBOOKAZ for Kids Presentation
Red Mountain Campus
7110 E. McKellips Road
Mesa, AZ    
TESTIMONIAL: "Lynda,I can't say enough, how wonderful your presentation was. I've been bragging about you and your book all day! Our Dean was thrilled. Here's his note to us this morning: 'I would express my appreciation to you and your team for hosting such a wonderful event. It was one of the best events I have attended all year. Regards,Roger' Thanks again, Lynda. Wish we could host you at our main, Southern and Dobson campus. We have a child care center right here and I know our children would truly enjoy your interactive presentation.... Judy McQueen, Librarian, MCC Red Mountain Campus. (Lynda Exley presented and visited with kids. This event is sponsored by ONEBOOKAZ for Kids to encourage all children in Arizona to read the same book at the same time: "Arizona Way Out West & Witty: Library Edition," the sister publication of "Arizona Way Out West & Wacky.")
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Thu - Apr 12, 2012
9 am - 3 pm
Liberty Elementary School
Buckeye, AZ    
Conrad to do presentations for students.
Thu - Apr 12, 2012
9 am - 3 pm
Liberty Elementary School
Buckeye, AZ    
Conrad to do presentations for students.
Wed - Apr 11, 2012
2 pm
Coyote Camp - Story Time
Hilton Pointe at Squaw Peak Resort
Phoenix, AZ    
Conrad to read and sign books.
Tue - Apr 10, 2012
Noon - 3 pm
Robson Elementary School
Mesa, AZ    
Conrad to do presentations for students.
Tue - Apr 10, 2012
6 - 8 pm
Family Night
Robson Elementary School
Mesa, AZ    
Conrad to read and sign books.
Mon - Apr 9, 2012
1:30 p.m.
ONEBOOKAZ for Kids Presentation
Sedona Public Library
3250 White Bear Road
Sedona, AZ    
TESTIMONIAL: "You're a very good presenter and had valuable and interesting content in your program. Thank you again!" Karen Mack, Librarian, Sedona Public Library. (Lynda Exley presented and visited with kids. This event is sponsored by ONEBOOKAZ for Kids to encourage all children in Arizona to read the same book at the same time: "Arizona Way Out West & Witty: Library Edition," the sister publication of "Arizona Way Out West & Wacky."
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Wed - Apr 4, 2012
3 p.m.
ONEBOOKAZ for Kids Presentation
Avondale Civic Center Library
11350 W. Civic Center Drive
Avondale, AZ    
Lynda Exley does a presentation and visits with kids. This event is sponsored by ONEBOOKAZ for Kids to encourage all children in Arizona to read the same book at the same time: "Arizona Way Out West & Witty: Library Edition," the sister publication of "Arizona Way Out West & Wacky."
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Sat - Mar 31, 2012
9 a.m.-noon
Art Is Alive In Surprise
DreamCatcher Park
14534 W. Tierra Buena Lane
Suprise, AZ    
During this lively community arts festival, Lynda Exley will be signing books in the Gifts To Go Booth. There will also be music and other entertainment.
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Sat - Mar 31, 2012
1 - 3 pm
Bent River Books & Music
Cottonwood, AZ    
Conrad to read and sign books.
Thu - Mar 29, 2012
12:30, 2 and 6:30 p.m.
Author Visit & Presentation
Porter Elementary School
1350 S. Lindsay Rd.
Mesa, AZ    
TESTIMONIAL: "Yesterday was quite an awesome day! Thank you SOOO much for your wonderful presentations and interaction with our school community. You really do know how to make Arizona's history fun and come alive. It was a treat to have you celebrate with us. It turned out better than I had hoped. Love that! Please also pass along a thank you to Jayne. She was just amazing with the kids, too! We are still working on final counts, but believe that there were about 380 people at the event last night. WOO HOO! We have not had that kind of turn out in a long time. I heard that there was a lot of buzz for the rest of the evening about how much the families enjoyed the event. YAY!!! ... You have some huge fans at Porter!" -- Lori Scott, PTO (Lynda Exley and JR visited with kids at 12:30 and 2 p.m., then Lynda retured at 6:30 to present to kids and their parents.)
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Thu - Mar 29, 2012
TBA
Arizona Academy of Science
Phoenix, AZ    
Conrad to do presentations for students.
Wed - Mar 28, 2012
8 am - Noon
Meridian Elementary School
Mesa, AZ    
Conrad to do presentations for students.
Fri - Mar 23, 2012
3 pm
Story Time
Wickenburg Public Library
Wickenburg , AZ    
Conrad to read and sign books.
Thu - Mar 15, 2012
9 am - 3 pm
Cragin Elementary School
Tucson, AZ    
Conrad to do presentations for students.
Wed - Mar 14, 2012
9 am
Christ Church Elementary School
Paradise Valley, AZ    
Conrad to do presentations for students.
Tue - Mar 13, 2012
9 am - 3 pm
Tanque Verde Elementary School
Tucson, AZ    
Conrad to do presentations for students.
Mon - Mar 12, 2012
9 am - 2 pm
Estes Elementary School
Marana, AZ    
Conrad to do presentations for students.
Sun - Mar 11, 2012
9 am-5:30 pm, 4 pm presentation
Tucson Festival of Books
University of Arizona
University Boulevard & Camppbell
Tucson, AZ    
Lynda Exley & Conrad Storad and either Johnny or Jayne Ringo, Arizona's State Mammal Mascot, will give a special presentation on Arizona Way Out West & Witty in the Kiva Auditorium located in the Education Building from 4 to 5 pm today only. To purchase a book, look for the Five Star Publications' booth
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Sat - Mar 10, 2012
9 am to 5:30 pm
Tucson Festival of Books
University of Arizona
University Boulevard & Camppbell
Tucson, AZ    
This is Arizona's largest book event! Look for the Five Star Publications' booth to visit with co-authors Lynda Exley and Conrad J. Storad. If you're lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of Johnny "JR" Ringo, Arizona's State Mammal Mascot, too! Look for them at the Five Star Publications booths 142, 143 and 144 in the West Mall location.
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Fri - Mar 9, 2012
9 am - Noon
Estes Elementary School
Marana, AZ    
Conrad to do presentations for students.
Thu - Mar 8, 2012
8 - 9:45 a.m.
Waggoner Elementary School
Author Visit & Presentations
1050 E. Carver Rd.
Tempe, AZ     85284
Tel: 480-831-0616
TESTIMONIAL: Thanks for coming! The kids had a lot of fun. One of my students was spinning acorns at recess!! Thanks again!!! -- Nancy Lujan, Teacher Lynda Exley brings Jayne Ringo, Arizona's State Mammal Mascot, to Waggoner for two assemblies.
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Thu - Mar 8, 2012
9 am - Noon
Ocotillo Ridge Elementary School
Vail, AZ    
Conrad to do presentations for students.
Wed - Mar 7, 2012
1 pm
Sabino Canyon State Park
Nature Center
Tucson, AZ    
Conrad to read and sign books.
Tue - Mar 6, 2012
9 am - 3 pm
Lyons Elementary School
Tucson, AZ    
Conrad to do presentations for students.
Mon - Mar 5, 2012
9 am - 3 pm
Fulton Elementary School
Chandler, AZ    
Conrad to do presentations for students.
Sat - Mar 3, 2012
1-3 p.m.
McDonald's
Presentation & Book Signing
2150 E. Tangerine Rd.
Oro Valley, AZ    
McDonald's is graciously giving away 15 free copies of "Arizona Way Out West & Wacky" to the first 15 children that attend, so grandparents be sure to bring your grandkids! Lynda Exley will give three presentations within the three-hour segment. Kids will have fun playing old-fashioned games and learning about the fun side of Arizona History! There will be other giveaways, too!
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Sat - Mar 3, 2012
10 am
AZWOWW Show
Estrella Mountain Nature Center
Goodyear, AZ    
Happy Birthday Arizona! Conrad to read and sign books.
Sat - Mar 3, 2012
6 pm
Night of the Open Door
ASU Campus - Virginia Piper Writer's House
Tempe, AZ    
Conrad to read and sign books.
Fri - Mar 2, 2012
9 am - 3 pm
Read Across America Day!
Jacobson Elementary School
Chandler, AZ    
Conrad to do presentations for students.
Thu - Mar 1, 2012
9 am - 3 pm
Kachina Elementary School
Glendale, AZ    
Conrad to do presentations for students.
Thu - Mar 1, 2012
5 - 7 pm
Sandra Day O'Connor Elementary School
Book Fair & Family Reading Night
Mesa, AZ    
Conrad to do reading and sign books.
Wed - Feb 29, 2012
4 p.m.
Queen Creek Branch Library
Author Visit & Presentation
21802 S. Ellsworth Rd.
Queen Creek, AZ    
Tel: 602-652-3000
Lynda Exley will tell stories, greet visitors and sign books. Learn why sleeping in wet sheets was a good thing, why some Arizonans ate fruit somebody else spit out, why kissing a cornhusk or apple goodnight wasn't unusual, which city got its name by mistake and much more! There will also be games, prizes and giveaways.
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Wed - Feb 29, 2012
9 am - 3 pm
Madison Rose Lane Elementary School
Phoenix, AZ    
Conrad to do presentations for students.
Tue - Feb 28, 2012
9 am - 3 pm
Madison Traditional Academy
Phoenix, AZ    
Conrad to do presentations for students.
Mon - Feb 27, 2012
8:30 am - 11:30 am
AZWOWW Show
Field Elementary School
2325 E. Adobe
Mesa, AZ    
Happy Birthday Arizona! Conrad J. Storad will discuss Arizona's Crazy Critters, while Lynda Exley discusses the Wacky ways of Arizona history. Johnny "JR" Ringo will visit with students.
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Sat - Feb 25, 2012
9 am - 3 pm
Arizona Young Authors Conference
St. Anthony of Padua Catholic
Casa Grande, AZ    
Conrad to do workshops for students.
Fri - Feb 24, 2012
9 am - 7 pm
Arizona Night Writers
Mesa Hilton Hotel
Mesa, AZ    
Conrad to do workshops for attendees.
Thu - Feb 23, 2012
10:30 am
AZWOWW Show
Arizona Museum of History
Mesa, AZ    
Happy Birthday Arizona! Conrad to read and sign books.
Wed - Feb 22, 2012
9 am - Noon
Valley Academy READ-IN Event
Phoenix, AZ    
Conrad to do presentations for students.
Sat - Feb 18, 2012
3 pm
AZWOWW Show
White Tank Regional Library
20304 W White Tank Mountain Rd
Waddell, AZ    
Tel: 602-652-3000
Award-winning writer and editor Lynda Exley, coauthor of Arizona Way Out West & Wacky, discusses some of Arizona's zaniest legends, humorous history and fun factoids. Learn why sleeping in wet sheets was a good thing, why some Arizonans ate fruit somebody else spit out, why kissing a cornhusk or apple goodnight wasn't unusual, what a glass eye had to do with Phoenix becoming the state's capital and much more! There will also be prizes and giveaways. Appropriate for all ages.
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Sat - Feb 18, 2012
All Day
KABAM
Kingman Area Books Are Magic Festival
Kingman, AZ    
Lynda Exley will visit 2 area schools (TBD) in connection with KABAM!
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Fri - Feb 17, 2012
10 am - 3 pm
AZWOWW Show
Ventana Vista Elementary School
Tucson, AZ    
Happy Birthday Arizona! Conrad to do presentations for students.
Fri - Feb 17, 2012
6 - 8 pm
Family Literacy Night
Ventana Vista Elementary School
Tucson, AZ    
Conrad to read and sign books.
Thu - Feb 16, 2012
6 pm
Geeks Night Out
MADCAP Theater
Tempe, AZ    
Conrad to read and sign books.
Wed - Feb 15, 2012
10 am
AZWOWW Show
Litchfield Park Regional Library
101 W. Wigwam Blvd.
Litchfield Park, AZ    
Tel: 602-652-3000
Conrad Storad will tell stories, greet visitors and sign books. Johnny "JR" Ringo will visit with children and give his official paw-print signature on books. Free bookmarks for everyone! Book sales will benefit Friends of the Library. Ages 3-5.
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Wed - Feb 15, 2012
4 pm
North Valley Regional Library
Author Visit & Presentation
40410 N. Gavilan Peak Parkway
Anthem, AZ    
Tel: 602-652-3000
Award-winning writer and editor Lynda Exley, coauthor of Arizona Way Out West & Wacky, discusses some of Arizona's zaniest legends, humorous history and fun factoids. Learn why sleeping in wet sheets was a good thing, why some Arizonans ate fruit somebody else spit out, why kissing a cornhusk or apple goodnight wasn't unusual, what a glass eye had to do with Phoenix becoming the state's capital and much more! There will also be prizes and giveaways. Ages 9-12.
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Wed - Feb 15, 2012
10 am
AZWOWW Show
Litchfield Park Branch Library - Storytime
101 W. Wigwam Blvd.
Litchfield Park, AZ    
Tel: 602-652-3000
Happy Birthday Arizona! Conrad Storad will tell stories, greet visitors and sign books. Johnny "JR" Ringo will visit with children and give his official paw-print signature on books. Free bookmarks for everyone! Book sales will benefit Friends of the Library.
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Tue - Feb 14, 2012
9:30 am
AZWOWW Show
Queen Creek Regional Library
21802 S. Ellsworth Rd
Queen Creek, AZ    
Tel: 602-652-3000
Happy Birthday Arizona! Conrad Storad will tell stories, greet visitors and sign books. Johnny "JR" Ringo will visit with children and give his official paw-print signature on books. Free bookmarks for everyone! Book sales will benefit Friends of the Library. For ages 5 and younger.
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Tue - Feb 14, 2012
10:30 am
Goodyear Regional Library
Author Visit & Presentation
250 N. Litchfield Rd. #185
Goodyear, AZ    
Tel: 602-652-3000
Lynda Exley will tell stories, greet visitors and sign books. She will have a little help from Terry the Turantula, Jill the Jackrabbit and Johnny Ringo, her puppet friends. Free bookmarks for everyone! Book sales will benefit Friends of the Library. For ages 3-5.
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Tue - Feb 14, 2012
8:45 - 9 am
Arizona Statehood Day Expo 2012
Arizona State Capital, House/Senate Lawns
1700 W. Washington
Phoenix, AZ    
Five Star Publications will have a booth at the AZ Statehood Day Expo all day. Authors Lynda Exley and Conrad Storad will drop by midday. JR will visit all day. Stop by and say hi! And, check out Five Star's Centennial books and authors!
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Mon - Feb 13, 2012
9 am - Noon
AZWOWW Show
Zuni Hills Elementary School
Sun City, AZ    
Happy Birthday Arizona! Conrad to do presentations for students.
Mon - Feb 13, 2012
9:45 a.m.
Sonoran Living Live
ABC Channel 15
515 N. 44th St.
Phoenix, AZ    
Watch Lynda Exley's live interview with Stephanie Sandoval by clicking on the website link.
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Sun - Feb 12, 2012
2 pm
Changing Hands Bookstore
AZWOWW Show
6428 S. McClintock Dr.
Tempe,    
Tel: 480-730-0205
Conrad J. Storad & Lynda Exley will talk about the wacky west, crazy critters, play a few games and sign copies of their books: "Arizona Way Out West & Wacky" and "Arizona Way Out West & Witty." Accompanying them is Johnny "JR" Ringo, Arizona's Mammal Mascot.
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Sat - Feb 11, 2012
9 - 11 am
Ed. Robson Branch Library Centennial Celebration
AZWOWW Show
9330 E Riggs Rd.
Sun Lakes, AZ    
Tel: 602-652-3000
Happy Birthday Arizona! Conrad Storad and his rattlesnake puppet, Big Mama, enjoy stories with children at 9:15 a.m. Lynda Exley tells Arizona tales with the help of Johnny "JR" Ringo at 9:45 a.m. All will remain on property to sign books until the conclusion of the event. Refreshments will be served and children will get free books and bookmarks while supplies last. All ages are welcome. This event was organized by the Friends of Ed Robson Branch Library.
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Fri - Feb 10, 2012
6 - 8 pm
Milk & Bookies Event
St. Theresa Catholic School
Phoenix, AZ    
Conrad to read and sign books.
Thu - Feb 9, 2012
10:30 am
AZWOWW Show
Perry Public Library
1965 E. Queen Creek Rd.
Gilbert, AZ    
Tel: 602-652-3000
Happy Birthday Arizona! Conrad to read and sign books. Conrad J. Storad will tell stories, greet visitors and sign books. Johnny "JR" Ringo will visit with children and give his official paw-print signature on books. Free bookmarks for everyone! This program is for ages 3-5.
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Wed - Feb 8, 2012
9 - 10 am
AZWOWW Assembly
Stevenson Elementary School
Mesa, AZ    
Happy Birthday Arizona! Conrad to do presentation for students.
Tue - Feb 7, 2012
8 am - 3 pm
Griffith Elementary School
Phoenix, AZ    
Conrad to do presentations for students.
Tue - Feb 7, 2012
5:30 pm - 7 pm
Family Reading Night
Griffith Elementary School
Phoenix, AZ    
Conrad to read and sign books.
Thu - Feb 2, 2012
6:30 to 9:30
Writers Unite to Fight Cancer AZ Centennial Cancer Research Fund
Arizona Biltmore
2400 E. Missouri Ave.
Phoenix, AZ    
Tel: 602-955-6600
This Fundraiser for the Arizona Centennial Cancer Research features Lynda Exley and a plethora of authors selling their books with $1 per book sold at the event going to the ACCR. In addition to author visits, the event features musical entertainment, original artwork, comlimentary gift bags and raffles -- all in a beautiful setting.
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Fri - Jan 27, 2012
9 am to 3 pm
Bologna Elementary School
Author Visit & Presentation
1625 E. Frye Rd.
Chandler, AZ    
TESTIMONIAL: Barb Kish, fourth-grade teacher at Bologna Elementary School says: Both authors got rave reviews! We enjoyed our times with them (6 assemblies today)!. The fourth and fifth graders loved spending time with Lynda! I'm sure it helped that there were prizes! Every fourth and fifth grade teacher personally came up to me to thank me for setting up the day. They all LOVED your presentation! Thanks so much! PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Lynda Exley "Edu-tains" students in grades 4-6 about Arizona history. There will be plenty of Wacky Facts and hands-on fun! Conrad J. Storad visits children in grades K-3. He will read from his books and captivate kids with info on Arizona's plants and animals. These two Wacky co-authors will be joined by Johnny "JR" Ringo, Arizona's State Mammal Mascot.
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Tue - Jan 24, 2012
4 pm to 6 pm
Mesa Public Schools Site Rep Meeting
Elementary Science & Social Studies Resources
549 N. Stapley Dr., Bldg. 3, Room 131
Mesa, AZ    
Co-Authors Conrad J. Storad & Lynda Exley will be joined by Arizona State Mammal Mascot Johnny "JR" Ringo to show teachers how their books can be used to "WOWW" students about Arizona's plants, animals and history.
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Mon - Jan 23, 2012
8:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Edu Prize School
Author Visit & Presentation
580 W. Melody Lane
Gilbert, AZ    
Tel: 480-813-9537
TESTIMONIAL: Charles Green, EDUPRIZE Schools, Dean of Students says: Thank YOU (Lynda Exley) for your terrific presentation! I am so sorry I was not able to attend the whole thing, but I heard nothing but rave reviews! Thanks again. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Lynda Exley "Edu-tains" students in grades 4-6 about Arizona history. There will be plenty of Wacky Facts and hands-on fun! At the same time, Conrad Storad discusses some of Arizona's wackiest critters. Johnny "JR" Ringo visits with students Conrad J. Storad visits children in grades K-3. He will read from his books and captivate kids with info on Arizona's plants and animals. These two Wacky co-authors will be joined by Johnny "JR" Ringo, Arizona's State Mammal Mascot.
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Sat - Jan 21, 2012
8:30 am to 2:30 pm
Creating Best-Sellers for Children
State Historical Society Museum of Papago Park
1300 N. College Ave.
Tempe, AZ    
TESTIMONIAL: Barbara Lacy, Arizona Press Women, Central District Director says: Wow! Five additional stars to Lynda and Conrad. They were outstanding performers last Saturday. I am so impressed with Lynda and her marketing ideas (or 5 star's ideas.)Lynda was creative, focused, imaginative. She delivered a sterling workshop full of practical ideas most of our audience had not thought of. Including me! There were no slow spots in her presentation. Conrad, too, was full of energy, telling us that facts can be fun. He was engaging while delivering a sophisticated message that you need to do your homework, know your audience. We had two teachers in the audience; I would guess that they might have been the only one who knew about creating teacher guides or putting the information in the back of the book. Kudos to you! And more stars for winning the One Book Award! PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Speakers at this Arizona Press Women's seminar are Conrad J. Storad and Juanita Havill,children's book authors; and Lynda Exley, marketing and publicity expert. Lunch is included for the admission fee of $25 for members and $35 for nonmembers if registered by January 14, 2012 and $35 for members and $45 for nonmembers thereafter. The workshop is from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., concluding with a question-answer segment. The event is open to the public, and the deadline for reservations is Jan. 18 to apw.reservations@gmail.com.
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Fri - Jan 13, 2012
Noon to 5 p.m.
Arizona Braille and Talking Book Library
Recording for the Blind
1030 N. 32nd St.
Phoenix, AZ     85008
Authors Conrad Storad and Lynda Exley, accompanied by Linda Radke of Five Star Publications and Arizona State Mammal Mascot Johnny "JR" Ringo, will spend the day recording Arizona Way Out West & Witty: Library Edition, which was just designated ONEBOOKAZ for Kids! Visit www.lib.az.us/braille for more on the library or click on the website link to watch a video.
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Wed - Jan 11, 2012
Kartchner Caverns
Arizona State Park
Southeastern Arizona
Tel: 520-586-2283
Jayne Ringo, Arizona's State Mammal Mascot, accompanies Conrad to Kartchner Caverns to sign books. Jayne was excited to learn that a family of Ringtails lived in the gift shop for a short while. She found out they liked eating the chocolates and prickly pear cactus candy!
Fri - Jan 6, 2012
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
Terminal 4
Conrad and Jayne Ringo, Arizona's State Mammal Mascot, take the airport by storm, selling and signing and selling Arizona Way Out West & Wacky.
Sat - Dec 10, 2011
9 am to 3 pm
Superstition Mountain Museum Christmas Boutique
Author Visit & Signing
4087 N Apache Trail
Apache Junction, AZ    
Tel: 480-983-4888
Lynda Exley will be available to autograph copies of Arizona Way Out West & Wacky
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Sat - Dec 10, 2011
9 am to 3 pm
Superstition Mountain Museum Christmas Boutique
Sat - Dec 3, 2011
11 am to 2 pm
A+ Book Fairs
Writers Unite to Fight Cancer
45 Sunway Drive
Gilbert, AZ    
Tel: 480-632-0440
Fans will have a chance to meet Johnny "JR" Ringo, Arizona's State Mammal Mascot and both co-authors Lynda Exley and Conrad J. Storad. Their appearance is in conjunction with Writers Unite to Fight Cancer (http://writersunitetofightcancer.com), and $2 for every copy of Arizona Way Out West & Wacky sold at the event goes to the American Association for Cancer Research. The 112-page, oversized book sells for $11.95. In addition to JR, Storad and Exley, the event features a host of other local authors and the Arizona Rattlers.
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Fri - Nov 18, 2011
4:30 pm
Gilbert Days Mascot Race
Freestone Park
1045 E. Juniper Rd.
Gilbert, AZ    
Tel: 480-503-6200
A 6-foot-tall ringtail, Johnny "JR" Ringo, the Arizona State Mammal Mascot associated with "Arizona Way Out West & Wacky" by Lynda Exley and Conrad J. Storad, blew past the competition to win the recently held Gilbert Days Mascot Race. It was JR's first time entering the 60-yard dash. "JR did our state proud," says Exley. "Event organizers told us the Jamba Juice Banana usually wins the race, so JR drew on his inner animal to blast past JJ Banana before he had a chance to split."
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Sat - Nov 12, 2011
9 a.m.- 3 p.m
Chandler Chuck Wagon Cook-Off
Tumbleweed Ranch at Tumbleweed Park
2250 S. McQueen Rd
Chandler, AZ    
Tel: 480-782-2874
Southwest corner of McQueen & Germann roads. Lynda Exley will sign books and greet visitors. Johnny "JR" Ringo will visit with children and give his official paw-print signature on books at the top of the hour every two hours for 20-minute sessions, beginning at 10 a.m. Boy Scout Troop 697 will join the AZ WOWW team to cook and serve samples of their Dutch oven cobbler for which the recipe appears in AZ WOWW. The cobbler is free; however, the Boy Scouts do appreciate donations, which will help them pay for their programs and services. Look for the Five Star Publications' booth!
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Wed - Oct 5, 2011
9 a.m.- 4 p.m
31st Annual Wickenburg Home Tour & Desert Caballeros Day
The Wickenburg Community Center
160 N. Valentine St.
Wickenburg, AZ    
Tel: 928-684-7656
Presented by Desert Caballeros Western Museum. Lynda Exley and Conrad Storad will sign books and greet visitors. Johnny "JR" Ringo will visit with children and give his official paw-print signature on books at the top of the hour every two hours for 20-minute sessions, beginning at 10 a.m. Look for the Five Star Publications' booth!
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