Best-selling author JA Jance has been closely connected with Tohono Chul Park since her appearance as honorary chair of the Wildflower Festival in 2001, and her reading of the Tohono O'odham legend of the night blooming cereus that summer.

Now the park is featured in her latest book, "Queen of the Night."

After a book-signing tour in August, Jance is back in Tucson for a more leisurely visit with her many park fans this Sunday, Oct. 17, at 2 p.m. in the Wilson Room at Tohono Chul.

"Come enjoy an afternoon of readings and conversation with Jance, and special guest Dr. John P. Schaefer, and get the inside scoop on all her upcoming plot lines," a release said. "We'll be serving tea (and coffee) with delectable sweets."

The cost is $25 for members and $28 for the general public. The price includes refreshments. Seating is limited.

For more information, call 742-6455, visit the website">, or visit the park at 7366 N. Paseo del Norte, one stoplight west of the intersection at Oracle and Ina.

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