Lili DeBarbieri is a travel writer, noted author and librarian. A Philadelphia native, she has traveled extensively through six continents before settling in the American Southwest.
Lili has received many honors and awards as the author of the best-selling books "Location Filming in Arizona" and "A Guide to Southern Arizona's Historic Farms and Ranches" both finalists in the New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards. Look for "Sedona Verde Valley Art: A History from Red Rocks to Plein Air" and her debut children's book "Sand Dune Daisy: A Pocket Mouse Tale" as forthcoming works in 2015.
Lili is also a local stringer for Agence France-Presse, the international news agency and has served as contributing editor of Ethical Traveler, frequent contributor to the Tucson Green Times and on the Save Rex Ranch Creative Advisory Board. An accomplished freelance writer, her work continues to be featured in a diverse range of publications including Amazon best-seller "The Utah Prairie Dog" and "Mighty Colorado."
As a popular speaker for Arizona Humanities, she regularly presents at prestigious organizations across the state on travel, film and art history, publishing and the heritage of the Southwest. She recently gave a talk on historic filmmaking in southern Arizona at the Santa Cruz County International Film Festival and is an invited panelist on the challenges of guidebook writing at the Tucson Festival of Books.
Her numerous television and radio appearances include a spot as interviewer and writer on new APA/Cox Media series Film in Arizona along with Arizona Illustrated and many NPR affiliates. She partners with the Western National Parks Association and Tucson Film Office to develop and lead tours inspired by the subject matter of her works.
With a Master's degree in Library and Information Science, Lili remains an active professional in Arizona's library community who has held positions in school, public, special and academic libraries while chairing varied special committees.
She can be found working on a fledgling young adult suspense novel among other cool projects.
For author news and events visit www.lilidebarbieri.com.