Author Events

The library will have three Author Events in November. Come listen to four authors discuss their books, learn about their creative process, and share stories. There is a wide span of genres that the authors write in from fiction, to mystery, to non- fiction. Check out our upcoming author talks!


Tina Radcliffe Book Talk
Come listen to author Tina Radcliffe talk about her books, Methods of Malice and The Cowboy Bargain.
Date: November 4th
Time: 10:00am
Location: RH Johnson Lecture Hall
This is a free event; no tickets required.

Copies of Tina Radcliffe’s books will not be available for purchase the day of the event. Her books are available on


Tina Radcliffe

Publishers Weekly bestselling author Tina Radcliffe is a Romance Writers of America (RWA) and an American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW) Honor Roll member. She has written twenty novels for Harlequin/Harper Collins. Additionally, Tina has co-written several Hope Street Church mystery novels with New York Times bestselling author Ellery Adams. She also has numerous independent publishing releases and has sold nearly four dozen short stories to Woman’s World Magazine. A US Army veteran, a former registered nurse, and a library cataloger, Tina resides in Arizona, where she writes fun, heartwarming fiction.
Visit her on the web at 


Lorraine Holnback Brodek & Kirk McKnight Book Talk
Come listen to authors Lorraine Brodek & Kirk McKnight talk about their books. The authors will discuss their works, share stories, hold a Q&A, and sign copies of their books.
Date: November 15th
Time: 1:00pm
Location: RH Johnson Lecture Hall
This is a free event; no tickets required.


Lorraine Brodek’s book will be available for purchase at the event.

Copies of McKnight’s books will not be available for purchase the day of the event. McKnight’s books are available on and Use coupon code RLFANDF30 at Rowman for 30% off.

Lorraine Brodek

Lorraine Brodek’s recently re-released book, A Nobody in a Somebody World: My Hollywood Life in Beverly Hills, hit “Best Seller” on Amazon this year! Her super-fun book documents many of the author’s life experiences; including those pioneering Arizona’s Public Television’s, KAET (when Sun City was its biggest supporter); recounting her hilarious stories about her friendship with famed humorist, Erma Bombeck, not to mention her & her husband’s life in show-biz. She’ll be selling and autographing her books, including her delightful children’s Christmas book: The Tale of Peeky Peeper, and her two coloring books: Griddles.
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Kirk McKnight

Kirk McKnight’s books, The Voices of Baseball: The Game’s Greatest Broadcasters Reflect on America’s Pastime and The Voices of Hockey: Broadcasters Reflect on The Fastest Game on Earth, feature material from interviews the author conducted with over 110 Major League Baseball and National Hockey League broadcasters, including Hall of Famers like Vin Scully, Bob Uecker, Bob Costas, Marv Albert, Doc Emrick and Dick Enberg.


Chat with a Local Author Ketzi Toney
We will have local author Ketzi Toney reading her children storybook The Onion Bird in the library. The author will then give background of how the story came to be written.
Date: November 28th
Time: 10:00am
Location: R.H. Johnson Library

The Onion Bird is available online at Barnes & Noble
Bulk wholesale copies are available at
Note: On demand printing requires about 2 weeks delivery time

Ketzi Toney

Ketzi Toney is a story teller by nature. She always dreamed of writing children’s books, but it was always on the back burner, not a reality even when she retired. She lives in Sun City West. After COVID she learned of a very unique custom that sparked her interest, and with the encouragement from her friend she outlined the story. It took her on a two year journey to find Elisa Mack, of Salem Oregon, her illustrator and partner to make her dream a reality. Together they have recently self published their first children’s book: The Onion Bird.

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