Tucson, AZ, March 09, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- Visit the Tucson Festival of Books, Indie Author Pavilion, Children's Books, on Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 12:15 to 2:15 PM. Meet lawyer, inventor, world traveler, and gold medal Tai Chi winner John Messing, who is the author and illustrator of a series of fables involving "Jackie Rabbit." In the first book, elder Geezer Rabbit stumbles upon young Jackie Rabbit lost in the desert at night, befriends him, rescues them both from danger, and returns Jackie and his older sister Jenny safely home, imparting some of life's wisdom to them along the way. (In English, “Jackie Rabbit Lives in the Desert,” and Spanish, “El Conejo Diego Vive en el Desierto”). Get a sneak preview of the second book of the series as well.
The Tucson Festival of Books is held each year at the University of Arizona. This is the Tenth Annual event. Proceeds benefit local literacy efforts. Famous authors, poets, illustrators, and storytellers converge to meet with over 100,000 visitors during the two day event that includes free entrance and a band. Authors sign books and deliver presentations.
“I am excited to be part of this local event that has such wide national and international reach,” says Messing. “It is a great honor.”
John Messing is a writer and illustrator whose works reflect the Tucson surroundings and other places he has lived. He will be exhibiting metallic prints of digital art in Tucson later this month. His literary works include “Jackie Rabbit Lives in the Desert” (English and Spanish versions available at the Tucson Festival of Books), “Jackie Rabbit’s Hippety-Hike to the Desert Waterfall” (in pre-publication), “A Walk Through Vanishing Africa Without Guns” (non--fiction adventure) and “Bitch Goddess Revolution: Paris May 1968” (non-fiction memoir).