University of Arizona Campus  •  March 10 - 11, 2018  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Save the date for 2017!

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

Save the date for 2018!

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

Maggie Stiefvater

Stephen Voss

Ms. Stiefvater is appearing courtesy of Scholastic

Maggie Stiefvater has been called “a master storyteller” by USA Today. She is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Shiver series. Her stand-alone novel The Scorpio Races was named a Michael L. Printz Honor Book by the American Library Association. Stiefvater’s #1 New York Times bestselling series The Raven Cycle has received 19 starred reviews from industry journals across four books. Stiefvater’s new YA stand-alone All the Crooked Saintswill be published by Scholastic on October 10, 2017. She also illustrates and co-writes with Jackson Pearce the middle grade fantasy series Pip Bartlett, the most recent of which is Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Unicorn Training. Stiefvater is also an artist and musician. She lives in Virginia with her husband and their two children. You can visit her online at

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Scheduled events:
Hot Off the Press
Open to Friends of the Festival - by invitation only. Meet marvelous authors releasing new books the week of the Tucson Book Festival! Authors will sign their books for you inside the Student Union South Ballroom. Please Note: Several of the new titles have publication dates in mid-March. The publishers are working to get the books to Tucson early, for this event!

Student Union South Ballroom (Seats 300, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 8:30 am - 9:30 am

Panelists: Amy Dickinson, Amy Engel, Glenn Frankel, J. A. Jance, Christina Baker Kline, Victor Lodato, V. E. Schwab, Samantha Shannon, Joel Shurkin, Maggie Stiefvater
Adventures of Magic: Zombies, Unicorns, and Robots
Go on an adventure of magic and intrigue with award-winning authors. Laugh along with the authors of Zombie Goldfish, Sidekicks and Mighty Robot, and Pip Bartlett.

Education Kiva (Seats 300)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Mo O'Hara, Dan Santat, Maggie Stiefvater
Moderator: Michelle Mohrweis
Interview with Maggie Stiefvater
An interview with a small group of teens who have read the author's books and are creating a podcast.

AZPM - Teen Audio Interviews (not a public venue)
Sat, Mar 11, 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Panelist: Maggie Stiefvater
Power and Intrigue in Fantasy Worlds
A panel of best-selling YA authors will talk about the fantasy worlds they create through their books and their use of intrigue and suspense within those worlds. Join the authors who created the worlds of Sky Fall, Wings and the Raven Cycle.

Education Kiva (Seats 300)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 11, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Shannon Messenger, Aprilynne Pike, Maggie Stiefvater
Moderator: Sally Dooley
Girls to the Rescue
Join Brittany Cavallaro and Maggie Stiefvater as they talk about The Last of August and Raven King and answer questions on writing about girls who don't wait to be rescued.

Teen & Author Stage (Seats 88)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 12, 10:30 am - 11:15 am

Panelists: Brittany Cavallaro, Maggie Stiefvater
Maggie Stiefvater
The Raven King: Not believing in true love, Blue never thought the warning that she will cause her true love's death would be a problem, but as her life is entangled in the world of the Raven Boys, she's not so sure anymore. This is the exciting conclusion to The Raven Cycle. Shiver: The first novel of Stiefvater's phenomenal "New York Times"-bestselling trilogy that chronicles the haunting romance between human girl Grace and Sam, a wolf that can shift into human form during summer

Mostly Books, Booth #240 (Seats 1)
Sun, Mar 12, 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Children / Teens

Author: Maggie Stiefvater

Pip Bartlett's Guide to Unicorn Training (Pip Bartlett #2)
Children / Teens
Scholastic Press
February 2017
ISBN 9780545709293
Hardcover, 192 pages
$9.99, INSTORE
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From bestselling authors Maggie Stiefvater and Jackson Pearce comes the second installment in a series bursting with magical creatures, whimsical adventures, and quirky illustrations.

The Raven King (The Raven Cycle, Book 4)
Children / Teens
Scholastic Press
April 2016
ISBN 9780545424981
Hardcover, 400 pages
$18.99, INSTORE
Buy now

The fourth and final installment in the spellbinding series from the irrepressible, #1New York Times bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater. 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
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William & Mary Ross Foundation
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