About Lili


Author, librarian, presenter, producer and locations assistant Lili DeBarbieri’s best-selling and awarded nonfiction have chronicled the historical and contemporary arts and agricultural communities of the Grand Canyon state and beyond.
Her fiction includes picture book SAND DUNE DAISY, a Southwest Book of the Year and two forthcoming titles in 2019: SUN AND MOON TAKE TURNS, also a picture book and a debut historical middle grade novel.
Lili is a Country Magazine Field Editor, new contributor to Asian Geographic and stringer for Agence France-Presse. She has been contributing editor of Ethical Traveler, frequent contributor to the Tucson Green Times and Demand Media’s talent and expert network. Her work continues to be featured in a range of publications and media including Canada’s Verge magazine, USA Today, Hobby Farms and “The Mighty Colorado River: From the Glaciers to the Gulf.”
Lili is also writer and interviewer on “Destination Arizona” an Arizona Production Association/Cox Media TV series in the making and has appeared on FOX Daybreak and many NPR affiliates.
Lili’s writing has been honored with an Arizona Governor’s Arts Award nomination, the Mountain Plains Library Association’s Literary Contribution Award and residencies at the historic Simpson hotel, Pima County Public Library and Sedona Summer Colony.
Originally from Philadelphia, she has extensive independent travel experience across six continents. She divides her time between Tucson and New England and can be found writing, reading, cooking and contributing to projects in the arts, environment and historic preservation.
Photo Credit: Leslie Leathers