Lili DeBarbieri is a Tucson-based author, librarian, and travel expert. Her notable, bestselling debut book A Guide to Southern Arizona’s Historic Farms and Ranches: Rustic Southwest Retreats was named a New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards Finalist for Best Travel Book and Best History Book: Arizona Subject.
An accomplished freelance writer, Ms. DeBarbieri has penned travel articles, essays, and photography that have appeared in a diverse range of publications including Fine Books and Collections, the Los Angeles Times, E/The Environmental Magazine, and conservation book The Utah Prairie Dog (University of Utah Press 2014). Ms. DeBarbieri is a local stringer for Agence France-Presse, an international news agency and has served as contributing editor of Ethical Traveler. She regularly presents at a variety of organizations on travel, film history, the heritage of the Southwest, and book publishing, leads tours inspired by her writings, and has been interviewed on numerous television and radio programs.
Ms. DeBarbieri holds a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Southern Mississippi and is very active in Arizona’s library community. She is currently at work on a second book, Location Filming in Arizona, forthcoming from The History Press in 2014.