Thursday, November 01, 2007

Two book signings during Wickenburg home tour Saturday

[Source: Wickenburg Sun] -- As part of the festivities of the annual Wickenburg home tour during the weekend of Nov. 3-4, two celebrated authors will autograph their books for the public. Conrad Storad, well-known children’s author will be at the Community Center on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. He will be signing his books, which include “Don’t Call Me Pig,” “Life in the Slow Lane,” “Desert Night Shift,” and “Lizards for Lunch.” Betty Reid will sign her new book, “Navajo Women: Saanii” in the Desert Caballeros Western Museum lobby on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Storad is currently the director of the Office Research Publications at Arizona State University. He is the author of 24 science and nature books for children and young adults. Two years ago, as part of her program to promote reading, Governor Janet Napolitano selected Storad’s book “Don’t Call Me Pig! (A Javelina Story).” He has won many awards and honors for his educational and fun children’s books. Betty Reid is a native Navajo raised on the reservation living in Phoenix. She found herself routinely straddling the traditional and modern worlds, and experiencing conflicts in the generational gaps between the two. Her newest title, “Navajo Women: Saanii,” is a tribute to the generations of Navajo matriarchs.