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Be My Friend at Pinedale Public Library!

Come find me at Pinedale Public Library’s event Some of my Friends are Authors on June 3, 2023, at the Pinedale Library Ramada from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Learn more:


Reptile-Side Chate with Elaine A. Powers

on Facebook at Powers | Facebook–
A fun way to learn interesting
facts about living with reptiles!

infographic on Reptile Side Chat





Absolutely Art Gallery & Gifts.

Spring 2022 Artist Tent Show at Absolutely Art Gallery & Gifts

Saturday, April 2, 2022 from 10 am- 4 pm

Catalina Palms Plaza
16701 N. Oracle Rd Suite 171
Catalina, AZ 85739

Find Elaine in the  “North Gallery Room”



Tucson Festival of Books

March 12-13 2022, 9:30-5:30, on the beautiful University of Arizona campus!

Stop by and say, “Hello” to Elaine at the Grab an Adventure by the Tale booth, #322. Get all the festival details, including a map to her booth:



Tucson Sisters of Crime Logo

Join Elaine at the January Tucson Sisters in Crime meeting for an interesting talk all about Animal Dispersal of Human Bones!


Please join us on 1:00 to 2:30 pm, Saturday, January 15, 2022 via Zoom, Register here

The first challenge when a skeleton is found in the desert is finding all the bones. Many animals, large and small, scavenge human bodies. Scavengers may alter the condition and decomposition of a body. The skeleton may be dis-articulated and bones carried away, hidden in dens or other places scavengers hide in order to feed unmolested by bigger predators—complicating the forensic investigators’ tasks of finding the bones and distinguishing among the effects of scavengers, weather in the desert, and human criminal acts.

Biologist and author Elaine A. Powers will discuss the forensic and occasional archaeological research processes used to learn the secrets of recovered bones, particularly in the Sonoran Desert.

Elaine A. Powers, originally from Peoria, Illinois, resides in Tucson, Arizona. After a career a laboratory biologist, she is pursuing her dream of writing science-based children’s books, murder mysteries and audio theatre scripts. She continues her work as a citizen scientist for iguana conservation, serving with the IUCN Iguana Specialist Group. She is a founding board member of the Tucson Sisters in Crime chapter and president of the Tucson Poetry Society.


Big Blend Talk Radio logoAnother Big Blend Radio Interview!  

Elaine joined Sister’s in Crime for another great interview with Big Blend Radio.  You can listen anytime on-demand. It aired on their new Facebook and YouTube pages and on all of their podcast outlets (see the list on Follow the links below!

– Direct podcast link on
– Direct podcast link to audio podcast on
– YouTube page:
– Facebook page:

Big Blend Talk Radio logoListen to Elaine’s Big Blend Radio interview!  

You can listen anytime on-demand. It aired on the Big Blend Radio Facebook and YouTube pages and all of their podcast outlets (see the list on Follow the links below!

– Direct podcast link on

– Direct podcast link to audio podcast on

– YouTube page:

– Facebook page:

Join Elaine for some Holiday Shopping Fun! ❄️ You’ll see her at these great events:

Foothills Happy Hour Market on Nov. 27, Dec. 4, & 11, 3-7 pm
at Foothills Mall 7401 N. La Cholla Blvd. Tucson, AZ
She will be the featured vendor on Dec. 4!

Tucson Reptile Show 2021

Elaine will be selling her science-based books at the 2021 Tucson Reptile Show on Oct. 2-3.
Look for the Elaine A. Powers booth!

Elaine A. Powers and Anderson Atlas were exhibitors at the 36th Annual Printers Row Lit Fest.

Printers Row Lit Fest, the largest free outdoor literary showcase in the Midwest, returned for its 36th year with 100% free programming for book lovers the weekend after Labor Day, Saturday, Sept. 11 and Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily in Chicago’s historic Printers Row neighborhood.


BNT Environmental Educational Conference 2021

BNT Environmental Education Conference 2021

Environmental Storytelling: Using Children’s Books to Educate
On August, 20, 2021, Elaine A. Powers spoke at this educational conference.


photo of author Elaine A. Powers at book signing
Here I am signing my book, Queen of the Night: The Night Blooming Cereus” at the 2021 “Cereus Bloom Night” at Tohono Chul Botanical Gardens.

October 17, 2020
Book Signing at
Absolutely Art’s Artist Tent Show

MARCH 14 – 15, 2020

March 14-15, 2020
University of Arizona
Stop by and say, “Hello!

at Booth 324 Children’s Books Section

I’ll be here, in Booth 324. Come out and say Hello!
Here I am at the 2019 Tucson Festival of Books before the doors opened. Talk about your big, busy event! But, I truly enjoy meeting the public, and talking about the books with them, too. I always have people stop from previous years and add my new books to their collections. It is both humbling and rewarding.

Tucson Festival of Books
March 14-15, 2020  9:30 – 5:30
University of Arizona
Grab an Adventure by the Tail
Elaine A. Powers, Author
Anderson Atlas, Author/Illustrator
Booth 324



FEBRUARY 28, 2020

Pima County Public Library
Santa Rosa Library
Meet Author Elaine A. Powers!

green book cover, illustration of tortoise standing on hind legs

Ms. Powers read her book Don’t Call Me Turtle!
(For Preschoolers 3-5 years)

Friday Feb 28, 2020
10:15 – 11:00 a.m.

Santa Rosa Library
(Located in the Santa Rosa Recreation Center and Park)
1075 S. 10th Avenue (near W. 21st St.)
Tucson, AZ 85701


I spoke on Using Children’s Books for Science Education–and making them fun! Science really is an adventure and I hope I influence some of today’s children to consider a science career. The field is vast and interesting.

Brains and Brews is Back!
February 6, 2020  6:30 – 8:00 pm
Using Children’s Books for Science Education
Sky Bar Tucson – 536 N. 4th Ave, Tucson, AZ

The Tucson Reptile Show Oct., 2019

My table at the 2019 Tucson Reptile Show, where I finally got to put up my new banners!

October 5 – 6, 2019
Tucson Reptile & Amphibian Show
Tucson Expo Center

Book Signing at Tohono Chul Museum

Me at the book signing of Queen of the Night: The Night-Blooming Cereus, (and I’m delighted to say that it is an Amazon #1 Book). I should’ve brought along Don’t Make Me Rattle, too! Everyone kept asking about it. 🙂

July 13, 2019
Tohono Chul Bloom Night
Tohono Chul Museum and Gift Shop
Tucson, AZ

Book Signings in The Bahamas

What fun it is to be an author and meet other authors, too! Life is good!

March 2019
Ardastra Gardens, Nassau, The Bahamas

Elaine with other authors of Bahamian books

Monique’s sweet illustrations in Grow Home, Little Seeds are loved by kids
and the young at heart!

March 2019
Art Festival
Leon Levy Preserve, Eleuthera, The Bahamas

Elaine with Monique Carroll, the illustrator of Grow Home, Little Seeds

The Tucson Reptile Show Oct., 2018

My table at the 2018 Tucson Reptile Show had lots of art from friends on it, too.
I enjoy helping my friends be successful, too. I think it’s a good life philosophy.

October 6 – 7, 2018
Tucson Reptile & Amphibian Show
Tucson Expo Center

logo of Elaine A Powers

Click Image to Hear “Don’t Call Me Turtle!”

image of woman reading book at Tucson Botanical Gardens


Meet Curtis Curly-tail at You Tube!

Come hear life from a lizard's point of view!


Brochure cover with illustration of a Rock Iguana


This free brochure teaches how to tell the difference between the endangered Rock Iguana and the invasive Green Iguana.
ALSO available: A brochure that shows the differences between Statia’s Iguana and the Green Iguana.
Use the Email Box on my Contact Page to contact me to obtain them.

Iguana Specialist Group

Image of Iguana faces with ISG

International Reptile Conservation Foundation

logo of IRCF

International Iguana Foundation

logo of Int'l Iguana Foundation, photo of iguana face