Scottsdale Public Library presents: 2015 ONEBOOKAZ winning authors

For Immediate Release
March 23, 2015

For More Information Contact:

Donna Throckmorton
Library Services Consultant
Library Development
Phone: (602) 926-3621

Kim Crawford
Communications Manager
Phone: (602) 926-3810
[email protected]

PHOENIX – Join us for the presentation of the ONEBOOKAZ tour of authors at the Scottsdale Civic Center Public Library, April 1 at 6:30 p.m. Arizona State Librarian Joan Clark will introduce the authors and present them with certificates signed by Arizona Secretary of State Michele Reagan.

“We are excited to bring the talent of these Arizona authors to readers throughout the state,” said Clark. “ONEBOOKAZ is a great opportunity to celebrate Arizona literature; both the writing and reading.”

The winners are:

  • Adult category:  Marcia Fine (Scottsdale) for The Blind Eye: a Sephardic Journey; where two women in different centuries explore their identities in this  sweeping narrative about a family expelled from Spain, connecting forward across time to a modern woman of Cuban descent.
  • Teen category: Dan Trumpis (Sun Lakes) for Welcome to Harmony; a fantasy about a tween wolf moving to a new town where his is not the only family with something to hide.
  • Kids category: Gale Leach (Sun City West) for Bruce and the Road to Courage; Bruce the caterpillar who runs away from home to avoid becoming a butterfly and finds friends and misadventure along the way.

The authors will participate in a panel facilitated by author Michael Perkins head of creative consulting firm, SeeHearNow Productions. Learn why these Arizona authors entered the ONEBOOKAZ eBook writing competition, the ins and outs of digital publishing and more about the author's writings and background.

“It is an honor to be selected as the 2015 ONEBOOKAZ adult winner,” said Fine. “Being a part of the ONEBOOKAZ program gives this Arizona author’s voice a chance to be heard.  I am excited to meet people at libraries throughout the state and to engage with readers.”

The ONEBOOKAZ author tour will travel throughout the state. To find out when it will be at a library near you, see for a tour schedule. Visit often, as the tour schedule will be updated on a regular basis.


ONEBOOKAZ is supported with funds granted by the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, a Division of the Secretary of State; under the Library Services and Technology Act, which is administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. ONEBOOKAZ is an exciting program that brings communities together through literature. Beginning in April, communities across the state of Arizona read and participate in discussions and programs centered around the winning selections from the eBook writing competition. ONEBOOKAZ strives to encourage writing, reading and thoughtful interaction with literature in digital formats.