Support Your Local Indy Bookstore

My name is Roxanna McGinnis.  I am a lifelong lover of stories, reader of anything, and current owner of Get Lit Books in Sierra Vista, AZ.  

I was born and raised in a small town in Montana.  My dream was to become a writer, but I got writer’s block in college so instead I got a degree in English Literature from the University of Montana.  After college I went to work as a 9-1-1 dispatcher for 13 years, then eventually left that for a second career designing and delivering training programs for corporate America.  Owning a bookstore is my third career, and the one that makes me happiest!

I am married to David and we have raised three avid readers of our own who are now between the ages of 17 and 23. 

We live in Sierra Vista with two of our children and a small menagerie of cats and dogs.

Support Your Local Indy Bookstore

Works Discussed

You’ve Got Mail (1998) Nora Ephron, Director, Nikolaus Laszio, Parfumerie, Play, Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron, Screenwriters

The Shop Around the Corner (1940) Ernst Lubitsch, Director, Nilolaus Laszio, Parfumerie, Play, Samson Raphaelson, Screenwriter

Lucky Partners (1940) I think this is the movie I was referring to about the Aunt reading on the stool. Lewis Milestone, Director, Sacha Guitry, Adapted from the story “Bonne Chance”, Allan Scott, John Van Cruten, George Haight, Edwin Justus Mayer, Lewis Milestone, Franz Schulz, Screenwriters

The Temeraire Series, Naomi Novik

The Cadfael Series, Ellis Peters

The Circle of Ceridwen Series, Octavia Randolph

Outlander Series, Diana Gabaldon

Game of Thrones Series, George R.R. Martin

The Hate U Give, Angie Thompson, Novel

The Children of Blood and Bone, Children of virtue and Vengeance, Tomi Adeyemi, Novels

Eleanor, David Michaelis, Biography

How the South Won the Civil War, Heather Cox Richardson, Historical Non-Fiction

The Little Golden Books

  Old Mother Hubbard, Aurelius Battaglia

  The Pokey Little Puppy, Janette Sebring Lowrey and Gustaf Tenggren

  The Little Mommy, Sharon Kane

Raggedy Ann and Andy Series, Johnny Gruelle 

Little House on the Prairie Series, Little House in the Big Woods, Laura Ingalls Wilder and Garth Williams

Seven Alone, original title, On to Oregon, Honore Morrow, Novel, (1974) Earl Bellamy, Director, Douglas C. Stewart, Eleanor Lamb, Screenwriters

Nancy Drew Book Series,  Carolyn Keene

Agatha Christie Mysteries

Louis L’Amour, Last of the Breed, The Walking Drum

James Michener, Author

Hondo, Louis L’Amour, Novel, (1953) John Farrow, Director, James Edward Grant, Screenwriter

Still Life, Louise Penny, Novel

What Should I Read Next with Anne Bogel, Link to her website, Modern Mrs. Darcy

Anne Perry, Author of mysteries most notably the Charlotte and Thomas Pitt, and William Monk Series

Tana French, Author of mysteries most notably the Dublin Murder Squad Series

Story-Power episode 13 with Beth Orozco, “Celebration of Writing and Reading”

The Witch Elm, Tana French, Novel 

Story-Power episodes 4 & 5 with Randy Murray, “Myths, Legends, and Complicated Writers, pt. 1”

The Space Between Time, Lucinda Sage-Midgorden, Novel @smashwords, iBooks, Amazon

Bridge to Terabithia Katherine Paterson, Novel, (1985) Eric Till, Director, Nancy Sackett, Screenwriter

Judy Bloom, Author of Are You There God? among others

Beverly Cleary, Author of the Ramona Series

The Wizard of Earthsea, Ursula Le Guin, Novel

The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien, Novel

The Name of the Rose, Umberto Eco, Novel

Pillars of the Earth, World Without End, A Column of Fire, Ken Follett, Novels

Pope Joan, Donna Woolfolk Cross, Novel

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane, Lisa See, also by her, Shanghai Girls, The Island of Sea Women, Novels

The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell, Robert Dugoni, Novel

Audio books to support your local Indy Bookstore,

Ebooks to support your local Indy Bookstore, Hummingbird Digital Media

Physical books, to support your local Indy Bookstore

Get Lit Bookstore, Sierra Vista, Arizona @

Audiobooks mentioned: The Christmas Carol, The Time Machine, Pride & Prejudice

Story-Power episode 15 with Celeste Sage-Tate and Arielle Tate, “Bridgerton and Beyond”

“Humans are not ideally set up to understand logic; they are ideally set up to understand stories.” ~ Roger C. Schank, Congnitive Scientist.


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I grew up in the West, the descendant of people traveling by wagon train to a new life. Some of their determination and wanderlust became a part of me. I imagine them sitting around the campfire telling stories, which is why I became first a theatre artist, then a teacher and now a writer. They are all ways of telling stories.

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