University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Jennifer A. Nielsen


Jennifer A. Nielsen is the acclaimed author of the New York Times and USA Today best-selling Ascendance Trilogy: "The False Prince," "The Runaway King" and "The Shadow Throne." She also wrote the New York Times best-selling Mark of the Thief trilogy: "Mark of the Thief," "Rise of the Wolf" and "Wrath of the Storm," Nielsen wrote stand-alone- fantasy novel, "The Scourge," the historical thriller "A Night Divided." Her newest book is "The Traitor's Game."

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Scheduled events:
Teen Audio Interview
An interview with a small group of teens who have read the author's books and created a set of questions for a podcast.

AZPM - Teen Audio Interviews (not a public venue)
Sat, Mar 10, 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Children / Teens

Panelist: Jennifer A. Nielsen
Conformity and Rebellion in Imaginative Worlds
Join Adrianne Finlay and Jennifer Nielsen as they talk about "Your One and Only" and "Traitor's Game" and answer questions on writing about conformity and rebellion in imaginative worlds.

Teen & Author Stage (Seats 88)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 10, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Teen and Author Stage (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Adrianne Finlay, Jennifer A. Nielsen
Moderators: Cydne Bolton, Jessica Dennes
Play the Game/Read the Book
Play a game connected to a book. Jennifer Nielsen's "Deadzone" book is part of the Horizon series that includes an on-line game/app, chat and forums, while Chris Grabenstein's Mr. Lemoncello books are now a Nickelodean movie and an on-line game.

Education Room 333 (Seats 40, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 10, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Chris Grabenstein, Jennifer A. Nielsen
Moderator: Michelle Mohrweis
Lose Yourself in a Fantasy World
Three best-selling fantasy authors talk about how they create compelling fantasy worlds that invite readers to enter fully into a magical time and place. Kelly Barnhill's "The Girl Who Drank the Moon" won the 2017 Newbery award, while Holly Black's "The Cruel Prince" is the first book in a stunning new YA series and Jennifer Nielsen's "The Traitor's Game" is an epic tale of intrigue and treachery. Assistive listening devices available.

Education Kiva (Seats 300)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 10, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Kelly Barnhill, Holly Black, Jennifer A. Nielsen
Moderator: Michelle Mohrweis

Books:
The Traitor's Game
Children / Teens
Scholastic Press
February 2018
ISBN 9781338045376
$17.99, INSTOCK
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Deadzone
Children / Teens
Scholastic Inc.
September 2017
ISBN 9781338121414
208 pages
$14.99, INSTORE
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