University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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J. A. Jance



Mary Ann Halpin Studios

Stocker Foundation

Inspired by Frank Baum's Wizard of Oz series, J. A. Jance knew that she wanted to be a writer since she was in the second grade.

J. A. Jance is the New York Times best-selling author of the J. P. Beaumont series, the Joanna Brady series, the Ali Reynolds series, and five interrelated thrillers about the Walker family, as well as a volume of poetry. Born in South Dakota and brought up in Bisbee, Arizona, Jance lives with her husband in Seattle, Washington, and Tucson, Arizona.

Author of numerous best-sellers, Jance is a festival favorite. Her newest book is "The A List."

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Scheduled events:
Hot Off The Press
Book launch party exclusively for Friends of the Festival!

Student Union South Ballroom (Seats 250, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 8:30 am - 9:30 am

Panelists: Charlie Jane Anders, Jillian Cantor, Alyssa Cole, Greg Grandin, J. A. Jance, Phillip Margolin, Harriet Tyce
Sizzling Suspense
Three of America's most popular authors — Sandra Brown, Tess Gerritsen and J.A. Jance — will explore the many ways they keep us on the edge of our seats when reading their best-selling mysteries.

Student Union North Ballroom (Seats 560)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Mystery / Thrillers
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Student Union North Ballroom Gallery (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Sandra Brown, Tess Gerritsen, J. A. Jance
Moderator: Gay Vernon
J.A. Jance
The A List (Ali Reynolds #14) - More than ten years after the abrupt end of her high-profile broadcasting career, Ali Reynolds has made a good life for herself in her hometown of Sedona, Arizona. She has a new house, a new husband, and a flourishing cybersecurity company called High Noon Enterprises, where her team of veritable technological wizards hunts down criminals one case at a time. But the death of an old friend brings Ali back to the last story she ever reported: a feel-good human interest piece about a young man in need of a kidney to save his life, which quickly spiraled into a medical mismanagement scandal that landed a prestigious local doctor in prison for murder.

MOSTLY BOOKS, Booth #240 (Seats 1)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Mystery / Thrillers

Author: J. A. Jance
Now What? Where Do We Got from Here?
Three of America's most gifted story-tellers are known for introducing flawed characters and walking them down long and difficult paths. William Kent Krueger, J.A. Jance and National Book Award finalist Daniel Gumbiner discuss the impact those fictional journeys have on the authors themselves.

Modern Languages Room 350 (Seats 318, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Multigenre
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Central Mall (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Daniel Gumbiner, J. A. Jance, William Kent Krueger
Moderator: Fred Ronstadt
Kick-Ass Women
J.A. Jance, Thomas Perry and Lisa Preston excel at creating heroes who are a little bit country ... and a little bit kick-ass. Oh yes. These characters just happen to be women!

Integrated Learning Center Room 120 (Seats 300, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Mystery / Thrillers
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: J. A. Jance, Thomas Perry, Lisa Preston
Moderator: John Schaefer
J.A Jance
Booksigning

Clues Unlimited, Booth #480 (Seats 1)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 1:30 pm - 2:15 pm
Mystery / Thrillers

Author: J. A. Jance

Books:
The A List
Mystery / Thrillers
Gallery Books
April 2019
ISBN 9781501151019
352 pages
$27.99, NYP
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Ali Reynolds straddles the line between the past and the future in the fourteenth book in the New York Times bestselling series. More/less

Field of Bones
Mystery / Thrillers
William Morrow
September 2018
ISBN 9780062657572
368 pages
$27.99, INSTORE
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Sheriff Joanna Brady’s best intentions to stay on maternity leave take a hit when a serial homicide case rocks Cochise County, dragging her into a far-reaching investigation to bring down a relentless killer in this chilling tale of suspense from New York Times bestselling author J. More/less

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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