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2019 Publicity

Payson Roundup 7/16/19: “Arizona authors and book lovers arrive in Rim Country

Payson Roundup 7/12/19: “Book festival hosts speakers from Piper Center at ASU

SunTan Sun News: 7/9/19: “The Payson Book Festival hosts area authors.”

Payson Roundup 7/9/19:  “Cowboy singers, artists and poets at the Payson Book Festival.”

Payson  Roundup 6/21/19: “Author talks about food and more for a ‘Functional Lifestyle’

Payson Roundup 6/19/19: “Author brings stories of fairies, witches and angels to festival.”

Payson Roundup 6/14/19: “Hear about ‘Munsey Business’ at Payson Book Festival.”

Payson Roundup 6/14/19: “A Different Writing Exercise.” See photos below of Payson Book Festival’s pre-workshop for kids.

Payson Roundup 6/4/19: “Publisher-author a featured speaker at book festival.”

Payson Roundup 5/24/19: “Literacy programs promoted by the Payson Book Festival” by Marie Fasano.

Author Interviews 

DJs from three Payson radio stations – KPJM-FM, KRIM, and BlogTalk radio –  are interviewing authors on their show. See below.

Interviews on KPJM; Beginning with the month of May, the Payson Book Festival presents interviews with Pam Newman KPJM live streaming on

Listen at 10:00 a.m. each day to all of the authors as they talk about their books and the writing life.

Day/date           Author

Tu 4-30           Tom Morrissey

W 5-1              Jane Ruby

Th 5-2              John Jay Pelletier

Tu 5-7              Kathy Peach

W 5-8              Debi Novotny

Th 5-9              Perry Kirkpatrick

Tu 5-14            Barbara Lacy

W 5-15            Kristi Grimm

Th 5-16            Phoebe Fox

Tu 5-21            John Herrera

W 5-22            John Rust

Th 5-23            Gil Gabaldon

Tu 5-28            Pat Frayne

W 5-29            Keri Dedeo

Th 5-30           Stephanie Cress

Tu 6-4             Leslie Keller

W 6-5              Alice Voyles

Th 6-6             Marie Joy

Tu 6-11            Leta Mc Curry

W 6-12            Jody Sharpe

Th 6-13           Haley Rose

Tu 6-18            Linda Radke

W 6-19            Stephanie Phillips

Th 6-20            Betsy Love

Tu 6-25            Nikos Ligidakis

W 6-26            Liz Johnson

Th 6-27           Sally Harper Bates

Interviews on KRIM: Listen live to  author  interviews on KRIM  96.3 FM or online at

June 4    10:a.m. Angie Christakos

June 7    8:30 am Marshall Trimball

June 11 10:00 a.m.  Ingrid Szabo

June 18 10:00 a.m. Ellen Stotts

June 25 10:00 a.m. Carole Matthewson

Interviews on BlogTalk Radio. January Jones sharing Success Stories. Listen to her interviews with Payson Book Festival authors  at 7:00 a.m.  on 

June 3    Connie Cockrell Listen to the interview.

June 13  Sherry Engler Listen to her interview.

June 25  Howard Gershkowitz Listen to  Howard’s interview!

June 28  Marshall Trimble Listen to his interview.

July 11  Jan Martin Listen to the interview.

Pre-Workshops for Kids sponsored by Payson Book Festival/APW  with Gila County Library Elaine Vortuba and Rinky Dink Press with Rosemarie Dombrowski.


Jeanne Casella, left, of the Friends of Rim Country Gila Community College board, receives a check for $500 from Ruth Fleming, right, treasurer of the Payson Book Festival. The Arizona Professional Writers, Rim Country Chapter, promoters of the Payson Book Festival, have offered a scholarship each year for the past four years to a student studying communications at GCC.

2019 Book Festival – Fact Sheet

2018 Publicity

News release: June, City Sun Times article Reading Takes Us To Amazing Places, page 49.

Photos from the 2018 Payson Book Festival