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New Hiking, Dining & Arizona Travel Guide from Roger Naylor

Saturday, November 15, 2 pm
: Roger Naylor, Arizona author and travel writer has written his dream book. BOOTS & BURGERS: AN ARIZONA HANDBOOK FOR HUNGRY HIKERS is a love letter to this beautiful state masquerading as a hiking and dining guide. Beyond trail descriptions and restaurant info, Naylor includes local attractions and activities, historic tidbits, fast facts, rambling thoughts, personal anecdotes and big dollops of humor.

Finally, a fun and exciting hiking book! Everyone in Arizona lives within 15 minutes of a trail (and everyone eats) so Roger Naylor leads the way to beautiful hikes and incredible bites. Walk off some calories and put them back on! A humor and travel writer, Roger highlights his favorite trails all over Arizona, featuring Monument Valley, Grand Canyon, Flagstaff, Sedona, Prescott, the Phoenix area, Tucson and the southern deserts, the forests of the White Mountains, and Arizona’s “West Coast.” Each trail is followed up by a nearby mom and pop eatery. Pass the mustard!

Roger's book is a love letter to Arizona and a departure from the typical dry hiking book. Experience in full color the beauty and wonder of Arizona in over 170 stunning photographs. Featuring: 37 trails, 38 eateries, trail guides, maps, fascinating fun facts, attractions along the way, and . . . fruit burritos.

Roger Naylor
is a Southwest travel writer and humorist. He is a regular contributor to the Arizona Republic. His work has appeared in USA Today, Arizona Highways, Western Art & Architecture, Go Escape, Route 66 Magazine and many more. He is a senior writer for The Bob and Tom Show, a nationally syndicated radio program. He is the author of books, ARIZONA KICKS ON ROUTE 66 and DEATH VALLEY: THE HOTTEST PLACE ON EARTH. For more information, visit

  Book Launch & Poetry Reading: Mary Heyborne & CONNECTIONS

Friday, November 14, 7 pm: In CONNECTIONS, Mary Heyborne’s fourth book of poetry, she reflects on the many connections in our lives and the influences they have on who we are—connections to family and friends, the sacred earth we live on, lovers past and present and, ultimately, to our ever-evolving selves.

Mary Heyborne is a professional potter as well as a poet and has received prestigious awards in both fields. She recently ventured into the world of playwriting and has had four short plays presented as part of the Arizona Women’s Theatre Company’s Pandora Festivals in Scottsdale and Mesa. But, with all her interests, Mary is consistent that poetry is her first love.

Her poetry has appeared in numerous magazines, journals, and anthologies and her four full-length books of poetry—Who’ll Pick the Morning Rose?, Ephemerons, Words and Other Lovers, and Connections—grace bookshelves and nightstands across the country and beyond.

Mary is a frequent reader at poetry venues throughout Northern Arizona. In 2006, she founded Poets Corner at Sedona Arts Center, dedicating this favored spot to “the creation, presentation, and celebration of poetry.” In 2012, Sedona’s new Pumphouse Prose and Poetry Project presented her their first annual Christopher Lane Award, given “in recognition of her contribution to the literary life of Northern Arizona.”