Tucson Festival of Books

Iona Whishaw


Iona Whishaw has been a youth worker, social worker, teacher and an award winning high school principal, who continued with her writing throughout her working life. Receiving her Masters in Creative writing from UBC, Iona has published short fiction, poetry, poetry translation and one children’s book, "Henry and the Cow Problem." The Lane Winslow mystery series is her first foray into adult fiction.

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Awards: Bony Blythe winner, short listed for Lefty Award and Duthie Book Prize


Scheduled events:
A Vacation to Die For
Meet Ellery Adams, Amina Akhtar and Mia Manansala, whose books describe vacations and celebrations gone wrong. Very, very wrong.

Student Union Sabino (Seats 87)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Mystery / Thrillers
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Ellery Adams, Amina Akhtar, Mia Manansala
Moderator: Iona Whishaw
Murder They Wrote
These three authors all come to the festival with stories about not-so-kinder, not-so-gentler times. Not all their protagonists lived to tell about it!

Student Union Sabino (Seats 87)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 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: Dianne Freeman, Rosemary Simpson, Iona Whishaw
Moderator: Cara Black
Out of the Past Mystery
Incredibly, people managed to unravel mysteries and solve crimes even before the advent of the internet or the high-tech tools we first saw on CSI TV. John Copenhaver, Dianne Freeman and Iona Whishaw have come to the festival with characters who figured things out the old-fashioned way!

Koffler Room 216 (Seats 89, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Mystery / Thrillers
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: John Copenhaver, Dianne Freeman, Iona Whishaw
Moderator: Holly Rosen
Time? Place? Character?
The principal elements in every novel are time, place and character. In this session, we will ask three of mystery's most popular voices to share their own take on which is most important. Does it change from story to story? As interesting as today's conversation will be for readers, it should be on the go-to list for all of us wannabe authors!

UA Mall Tent (Seats 250)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mystery / Thrillers
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Central Mall (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Jordan Harper, T. Parker, Kwei Quartey
Moderator: Iona Whishaw
Iona Whishaw
"Framed in Fire": A shallow grave, a missing person, and near-fatal arson keep Lane, Darling, and the Nelson police on high alert in the latest mystery in this Globe and Mail bestselling series.

Mostly Books, Booth #241 (Seats 1)
Sun, Mar 5, 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Mystery / Thrillers

Author: Iona Whishaw

Books:
Framed in Fire
Mystery / Thrillers
TouchWood Editions
January 2022
ISBN 9781771513807
496 pages

A Lethal Lesson
Mystery / Thrillers
TouchWood Editions
April 2021
ISBN 9781771513531
448 pages