University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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RaeAnne Thayne


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Publishers Weekly, New York Times and USA Today best-selling author RaeAnne Thayne has written more than 60 books for HQN, Special Edition, Intimate Moments/Romantic Suspense and Bantam Loveswept. A seven-time RITA nominee, RaeAnne has received a career achievement award from Romantic Times for series romantic adventure, as well as a Pioneer of Romance award. She finds inspiration from the beautiful mountains of northern Utah, where she lives with her family.

Her new book is "A Soldier's Return."

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Scheduled events:
All in the Family
Family sagas are a great way to build a series of romances with familiar characters and a built-in connection. Hear a few contemporary romance authors share the best parts of a series all about a family.

Koffler Room 216 (Seats 89, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Romance
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Koffler Patio (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Alyssa Cole, Priscilla Oliveras, RaeAnne Thayne
Moderator: Mary Tate Engels
Love's Not Always Straight: Challenging Heteronormativity in Mainstream Romance
The modern history of romance is very straight, but things are changing. What are authors doing to tell the love stories of all people, not just the average cis-het example we've been reading since the beginning?

Koffler Room 218 (Seats 142, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Romance
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Koffler Patio (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Alyssa Cole, Jasmine Guillory, RaeAnne Thayne
Moderator: Jessica Pryde
Highlanders, Space Pirates, and Spies, Oh My: The Many Subgenres of Romance
Romance authors tell all kinds of stories! The only requirements for a romance are a central love story and a happily ever after. Three experienced romance authors chat about the ever-growing sub-genre categories of romance and the joys of writing in one or all of them.

Koffler Room 218 (Seats 142, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Romance
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Koffler Patio (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Alyssa Cole, Jessie Mihalik, RaeAnne Thayne
Moderator: Renee Rose

Book:
A Soldier's Return
Romance
Harlequin
January 2019
ISBN 9781335573643
224 pages
$5.75, INSTORE
Buy now

The Women of Brambleberry House are back! Returning home to Cannon Beach and living in Brambleberry House, a place where good things seemed destined to happen, had brought Melissa Fielding and her young daughter such joy. More/less

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Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
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William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

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Marshall Foundation

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