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Priscilla Oliveras


PRISCILLA OLIVERAS is a USA Today best-selling author who writes contemporary romance with a Latinx flavor. Proud of her Puerto Rican-Mexican heritage, she strives to bring authenticity to her novels by sharing her Latinx culture with readers. All three books in Priscilla’s Matched to Perfection series—"His Perfect Partner" (a 2018 RWA RITA double finalist), "Her Perfect Affair" (a #1 Amazon Best Seller) and "Their Perfect Melody" (one of Publishers Weekly’s Best Books 2018) earned Starred Reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist. She earned an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University and serves as English adjunct faculty at her local college while also teaching an on-line course titled Romance Writing for ed2go. Priscilla is a sports fan, beach lover and Zumba aficionado who often practices the art of napping in her backyard hammock.

Her book is "Their Perfect Melody."

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Scheduled events:
Consent and Romance
Informed consent isn't just sexy, it's an integral part of the romance genre today. Join these leading romance authors as they discuss how they navigate sexual consent and other power dynamics in their books. How has the #metoo movement influenced their writing? Let's ask!

Integrated Learning Center Room 141 (Seats 120, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Romance
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Jasmine Guillory, Priscilla Oliveras
Moderator: Nikki VanRy
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
Besos con Sabor: Fleshing Out Latinx Romance
Priscilla Oliveras, Anna-Marie McLemore and Lilliam Rivera discuss diversifying the sheets and breaking into the mainstream world of romance.

Nuestras Raíces/Presentation Stage (Seats 150)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Nuestras Raices
Signing area: Pima County Public Library/Nuestras Raíces/Craft Tent & Signing Area (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Anna-Marie McLemore, Priscilla Oliveras, Lilliam Rivera
Moderator: Karina Reyna

Book:
Their Perfect Melody
Romance
Kensington
November 2018
ISBN 9781420144307
352 pages
$4.99, INSTORE
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Named Sponsors

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
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Arizona Office Technologies
Arizona Wholesale Supply
Marshall Foundation

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