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Empire Ranch- The 10th annual Roundup and Open House Authors Opportunity

      AUTHORS OPPORTUNITY 

      The 10 Annual Roundup and Open House will be on Saturday, October 23 at the Empire Ranch in Sonoita, Arizona.  This is a non-commercial event drawing over 2,000 people for the day long event showcasing Western events.  We have an authors pavilion, with tents and tables provided.  The fee for participation is 25 percent of sales.  The events runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

      Interested authors can contact Christine Auerbach, christine@empireranchfoundation.org, or by phone 520-370-6055.

      www.empireranchfoundation.org

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Dorothy H. Finley Author with Allen R. Kates- JUST PLAIN DOROTHY THE LIFE OF DORTHY HUNT FINLEY COWGIRL, TEACHER, TYCOON, PHILANTHROPIST

      JUST PLAIN DOROTHY THE LIFE OF DOROTHY HUNT FINLEY COWGIRL, TEACHER, TYCOON, PHILANTHROPIST

      by Dorothy H. Finley with Allen R. Kates, MFAW, author of COPSHOCK

      Holbrook Street Press 

      Dorothy H. Finley is an Arizona icon.  As a child, she grew up in hard times on a cattle ranch in the wilderness without electricity, water, indoor plumbing or air conditioning.  She lived through “the troubles,” a time when her father and uncles were indicted for killing a man during a real Old West shootout and feared they might have to flee to Brazil to evade the law. 

      From the age of four, she was on horseback herding cattle.  At ten, she learned to drive a ranch truck, loaded 100-pound bales of hay in the back and fed the cows.  She attended a one-room schoolhouse in the middle of a cow pasture.  She became a schoolteacher and principal in the Tucson United School District (TUSD), started a beer distribution company with her husband and eventually became its CEO.

      Today she is a major philanthropist, and has been on the boards of more than 50 nonprofit organizations such as the Arizona Chamber of Commerce, the Arizona Children’s Home, the Arizona Historical Society, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, the Girl Scouts of America, the Greater Tucson Economic Council, the Pima Community College Foundation, the Tucson Children’s Museum, the Tucson Medical Center, and the Women’s Studies Advisory Board. 

      Dorothy was the driving force in preventing the closure of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.  As a board member for DM-50, she went to Washington, DC, and convinced the senators to keep DM open, saving Tucson and the state of Arizona millions of dollars in revenue, as well as thousands of jobs. 

      She has receive outstanding awards including 1987’s Entrepreneur of the Year, the 1999 Jimmy Hart Award, the 1992 National Spirit of Life Award, the 2001 Ray Davies Humanitarian Award, the Mae Carvell Award, and the 2003 Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher Distinguished Citizen Humanitarian Award.  Two organizations named their centers after Dorothy: the Dorothy H. Finley Child Development Center at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, and the Dorothy H. Finley Space Exploraorium & Challenger Learning Center of the Southwest. 

      JUST PLAIN DOROTHY: THE LIFE OF DOROTHY HUNT FINLEY, COWGIRL, TEACHER, TYCOON, PHILANTHROPIST by Dorothy H. Finley with Allen R. Kates, MFAW.  Published October 2009 by Holbrook Street Press.  ISBN-13:978-0-9668501-3-0.  400 pages; 6″ x 9″ trade paperback.  Includes: 16- page color photo insert; Dorothy’s 60 Rules for Success; Bibliography; Index.  List Price: $24.95.  www.HolbrookStreetPress.com

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Arizona Daily Star August 8, 2010- BOOK EVENTS

      BOOK EVENTS August 8, 2010

      TODAY 

      Second Sunday Book Group- Antigone Books, 411 N. Fourth Ave.  THE TRUE HISTORY OF PARADISE by Margaret Cezar-Thompson.  2 p.m. today.  Free.  792-3715. 

      MONDAY 

      J. A. Jance- Mostly Books, 6208 E. Speedway.  Mystery author Jance will give a reading, talk, answer questions and sign copies of her latest book, QUEEN OF THE NIGHT.  7 p.m.  Monday.  Free.  571-0110

      TUESDAY 

      Book discussion- Dewhirst Catalina Library.  15631 N. Oracle Road, Catalina.  Topic MADAME BOVARY by Gustav Flaubert.  10:30 a.m-noon.  Tuesday.  Free.  594-5240

      J. A Jance book signing- Nanini Library.  7300 N. Shannon Road.  Jance will sign QUEEN OF THE NIGHT.  2-4 p.m.  Tuesday.  Free.  326-8533

      Bookworms- Borders.  4235 N. Oracle Road, Topic: OLIVE KITTERIDGE by Elizabeth Strout.  7-8 p.m.  Tuesday.  Free.  299-0057

      WEDNESDAY 

      Powhaus Productions presents LIT- Rialto Theatre.  318 W. Congress St.  Spork 91 release of a new series of chapbooks.  Dress like a librarian, dancing, music, readings and performances.  7 p.m- 2 a.m.  Wednesday.  $3.  1-530-354-4897. 

      THURSDAY 

      R.E.A.D: Reader’s Engage and Discuss- Barnes & Noble.  7325 N. La Cholla Blvd.  An interactive book discussion group.  Topic: THE HELP by Kathryn Stockett.  2-3 p.m. Thursday.  Free.  742-5142.

      FRIDAY 

      Urban Yarns at the library- Joel D. Valdez Main Library.  101 N. Stone Ave.  Bring your hooks, needles and lunches and peruse the library’s latest fiber-themed books.  No instruction provided.  Noon-1 p.m.  Friday Free.  791-4010

      Other Voices women’s reading series- Antigone Books, 411 N. Fourth Ave.  Featured readers Rebecca Seiferie and Dolores Connelly.  Open microphone and refreshments 7-9 p.m.  Friday.  Free.  792-3715

      SATURDAY 

      William R. Daniel- Mostly Books, 6208 E. Speedway.  Signing of a book on the Shootout at Miracle Valley: THE SEARCH FOR JUSTICE.  1-3 p.m.  Saturday.  Free.  571-0110.

      NEXT SUNDAY 

      Clues Unlimited book club- Clues Unlimited Mystery Bookstore.  3146 E. Fort Lowell Road.  The club hosts a talk by Bryan Gruley, author of STARVATION LAKE and THE HANGING TREEE.  2-3 p.m. next Sunday.  Free. 326-8533

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