Friends of SaddleBrooke Libraries

Author Becky Masterman

Author Becky Masterman

Discover a hot new author with great critical reviews

Come and meet thriller writer Becky Masterman at the Friends of SaddleBrooke Libraries’ next author luncheon to be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, November 20. As the former editor of a forensic medicine encyclopedia, Masterman brings a unique background to her mysteries. Largely unknown to the general public, she has received widespread praise from critics for her first mystery novel, Rage Against the Dying. And more rave reviews for her just published second thriller, Fear the Darkness and is already working on a third. Her books feature a fun and fearless 59-year-old retired FBI agent named Brigid Quinn.

Masterman has just signed a contract for an option on Rage Against the Dying as the beginning of a new television series. She is generously contributing 10% of proceeds from the sale of her books at this event to the Friends of SaddleBrooke Libraries, which supports the three SaddleBrooke libraries.

Tickets are now on sale at the HOA 2 administration annex. A beautiful luncheon of chicken citrus salad will be served or you may choose a vegetarian option. Please remember that early purchasers get the choice tables.

If you have questions about this event, please contact the co-chairs of FSL Author Luncheons: Judy Kany at 520-818-1181, [email protected] or Elaine Kienitz at 520-825-1560, [email protected].

Friends of SaddleBrooke Library lectures – Oct. and Nov.

On October 15, our speaker will be Jan Cleere, a well-known author and historian who will present Arizona Women Who Made History. The author of the recently published book Levis and Lace, Jan will talk about influential women of pre-statehood Arizona. This lecture is offered free of charge to all.

The SaddleBrooke Libraries’ collection contains three books by Jan Cleere:

Levis and Lace

Amazing Girls of Arizona

Outlaw Tales of Arizona

This lecture is offered free of charge to all.

On November 19 University of Arizona Professor Dereka Rushbrooke will present the lecture Cuba Today. Dereka will share her observations about Cuba and her experiences while traveling there. She accompanies U of A students each summer on visits to Cuba.

This lecture is offered jointly with the SaddleBrooke Spanish Culture Club.

Non-FSL members will be charged a $5 fee to attend this lecture.

Both lectures will be held in the MountainView Clubhouse Ballroom from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Mark your calendar! The FSL Authors Expo – February 20, 2016

What do Laura Abbot, Patti Albaugh, Ann Anovitz, Ted Beltz, C.D. Bergsgaard, John Bezy, Ann Bolinger-McQuade, Kevin Brougher, Bonny Carney, Evelyn Cirincione, Wes Choc, Robert Clayton, Jan Cleere, Alan Day, Lud Deppisch, Sabrina Devonshire, Roz Denny Fox, Nancy Green, Elizabeth Gunn, Richard L. Hamilton, William Hartman, Doug Hocking, D. Lincoln Jones, Jane Kimball, Peter Linkins, Don Lively, Michaele Lockhart, Barbara Marriott, Allan Meyer, James C. Mitchell, Marianne Mitchell, Alexis Powers, D.R. Ransdell, Stuart Scott, Michael Sedgwick, Laura Shoffner, Lynn Wiese Sneyd, Jennifer J. Stewart and Lauren Walden have in common? They’re all southern Arizona authors who will be attending the SaddleBrooke Authors Expo on Saturday, February 20, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the MountainView Ballroom. Friends of SaddleBrooke Libraries is offering you the opportunity to meet local authors, learn more about their work and buy signed copies of their books. It’s a great way to find a new author or discover the latest work of a favorite writer.

Plan now to attend this very special event. It’s a slice of the Tucson Festival of Books—right at your doorstep.

If you have a favorite local author you would like to invite to exhibit at the Expo, we have a few spaces remaining. Authors should visit the FSL website ( to download the registration form. For additional information about this event please contact Nancy McCluskey-Moore at [email protected] or  520-822-6373.