Tucson Festival of Books

Jess Lourey


Sponsored by Lewis Roca

Jess Lourey writes about secrets. She's the Amazon Charts best-selling, Edgar-nominated, ITW Thriller, Anthony and Minnesota Book Award-winning author of young adult, magical realism, crime fiction, nonfiction and children's books. Her newest book is "The Taken Ones."

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Awards: International Thriller Writer Award, Minnesota Book Award-winning, Anthony Award-winning, Edgar-nominated


Scheduled events:
Trust the System/Lose Your Life
Sometimes trusting the system leads to greater danger and corruption. These YA thrillers involve suspense and mysteries that endanger the lives of teens. "A Whisper of Poison" by Jess Lourey is a dystopia of a teen who learns not to trust those in power. Samuel Miller's "Dark Parts of the Universe" involves an app-based adventure game and murder, while Ellen Oh's main character gets sucked her own web comic in "The Colliding Worlds of Mina Lee."

YA Author Stage (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Teen
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Jess Lourey, Samuel Miller, Ellen Oh
Moderator: Deborah Dimmett
Save the Children
In this panel, three expert writers explain how they craft their heart-racing mysteries about protecting the innocent. And why this matters.

Integrated Learning Center Room 130 (Seats 143, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mystery / Thrillers
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Lou Berney, Rebecca Hanover, Jess Lourey
Moderator: Christine Burke Hewitt
Double Lives
These three authors know how to twist a plot. They'll talk through the tricks to a clever twist. You’ll never guess the secrets buried in these plots (no spoilers).

UA Mall Tent (Seats 250)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Mystery / Thrillers

Panelists: Ashley Elston, Jess Lourey, Hank Phillippi Ryan
Moderator: Jennifer Dornbush

Books:
The Taken Ones
A Novel
Mystery / Thrillers
Amazon Publishing
September 2023
ISBN 9781662507618
332 pages

The Quarry Girls
A Thriller
Mystery / Thrillers
Amazon Publishing
November 2022
ISBN 9781542034296
307 pages