2019 Publicity

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  www.kpjm-fm.com.

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 www.krimfm.com..

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 www.blogtalkradio.com/januaryjones 

June 3    Connie Cockrell

June 13  Sherry Engler

June 25  Howard Gersh

June 28  Marshall Tremble

July 11  Jan Martin

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