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March 11-12, 2017 (9:30am - 5:30pm)

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March 10-11, 2018 (9:30am - 5:30pm)
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Hester Young



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Ms. Young is sponsored by Monark Premium Appliance Company

Hester Young’s debut mystery, “The Gates of Evangeline,” was a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2015 and a finalist for the International Thriller Writers Best First Novel Award. The sequel, “The Shimmering Road” (February 2017), is set in Tucson. Hester holds a Masters degree in English with a Creative Writing concentration from The University of Hawai’i at Manoa. Before turning to writing full time, she worked as a teacher in Tucson and later in New Hampshire. She lives with her husband and two children in New Jersey.

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Scheduled events:
Magic, Mayhem, and Murder
Mysteries with a paranormal flavor.

UA Mall Tent (Seats 250)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Mystery / Thrillers
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Central Mall (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: John Sandford, Darynda Jones, Hester Young
Moderator: Lee Harris
Fatal Family Secrets
Dysfunctional families with killer consequences.

Student Union Santa Rita (Seats 120)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Mystery / Thrillers
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Amy Engel, Benjamin Percy, Hester Young
Moderator: Tim Henry
Hester Young
The Shimmering Road: A pulse-pounding mystery from the author of The Gates of Evangeline featuring Charlotte "Charlie" Cates, an unforgettable heroine whose dark visions bring to light secrets that will save or destroy those around her . . .

Mostly Books, Booth #240 (Seats 1)
Sun, Mar 12, 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Mystery / Thrillers

Author: Hester Young
Deadly Debuts
First-time mystery authors who will keep you turning pages and hoping for sequels.

Student Union Santa Rita (Seats 120)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Mystery / Thrillers
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Gina Wohlsdorf, Hester Young
Moderator: Lesa Holstine

Books:
The Shimmering Road
Mystery / Thrillers
Putnam - PRH-P
February 2017
ISBN 9780399174018
Hardcover, 416 pages
$26.00, INSTORE
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A pulse-pounding mystery from the author of The Gates of Evangeline featuring Charlotte "Charlie" Cates, an unforgettable heroine whose dark visions bring to light secrets that will heal or destroy those around her . More/less

The Gates of Evangeline
Mystery / Thrillers
G. P. Putnam's - PRH-P
September 2016
ISBN 9780425283172
Paperback, 432 pages
$16.00, INSTORE
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A"Publishers Weekly"Best Book of 2015 A "Suspense Magazine" Best Book of 2015 From a unique new talent comes a fast-paced debut, introducing a heroine whose dark visions bring to light secrets that will heal or destroy those around her . More/less

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friend of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management

Key Sponsors

Brucker Trust
Marshall Foundation
Monark Premium Appliance Company
William & Mary Ross Foundation
Western National Parks Association

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