Karen Callan poses outside her studio in Tucson, AZ. Callan's book "Just in Time: How to Find Joy and Synchronicity in Every Moment" was just published, and she will be at the Author's Pavilion at the Festival of Books. The book explores her relationship with her grandmother, who influenced her life and her attitude, creating Karen's connection to yoga and the benefits it producesPhoto taken Wednesday, February 12, 2014. Photo by Ron Medvescek / Arizona Daily Star.

Ron Medvescek / Arizona Daily St

A festival of books might as well be a festival about life. The sixth annual Tucson Festival of Books has it all — science, culture, food, fiction, art and a whole lot more. Organizations and groups from around the city show up to man booths, host activities and volunteer.

“A trademark of the festival is the friendliness of the event,” said Marcy Euler, the festival’s executive director. “The authors say that audiences ask great questions and interact in a personal way. It is part of the charm of Tucson.”

Of the approximately 450 authors at the festival, about one-third call Arizona home, Euler said, and this weekend on the University of Arizona campus these local authors will add their voices to the story of the Tucson Festival of Books.

Contact reporter Johanna Willett at jwillett@azstarnet.com or 573-4357.

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