Meet some of Arizona’s most popular Western authors from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at Authors’ Day at the North Mountain Visitor Center, 12950 N. 7th St. Admission is free and the event is open to the public. Food is provided.

Featured books include:

  • “Arizona … Lens, Lyrics, and Lore,” written by Arizona’s Official Balladeer, Dolan Ellis and celebrated Arizona author Sam Lowe.
  • “History of Sunnyslope,” part of the Images of America series, by Reba Wells Grandrud, Ph.D.
  • “Take a Hike Phoenix: Hikes within Two Hours of the City,” by Lilia Menconi Kummerer.
  • “What Plat Is That?” and “Drawn Together: Plants and Animals of the Phoenix Mountain Preserve,” edited by Marsha Bennett and Cass Blodgett.

The authors treat the public to readings from their books, and inform readers about the natural habitat and history of the Phoenix Mountain Preserves and the surrounding areas. The North Mountain Visitor Center is a home for a multitude of things related to the preserves, including photography, original artwork, exhibits, and more.

All books sold at the event will benefit the Save Our Mountains Foundation at the North Mountain Visitor Center. For more information, visit


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