Tucson Festival of Books

Priscilla Oliveras (she/her)



Michael A. Eaddy

Priscilla Oliveras is a USA Today bestselling author and 2018 RWA RITA double-finalist who writes contemporary romance with a Latinx flavor.  Her most recent book is "Kiss Me, Catalina." Proud of her Puerto Rican-Mexican heritage, she strives to bring authenticity to her novels by sharing her Latinx culture with readers. Her books have earned Starred Reviews from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews and Booklist along with praise from O, The Oprah Magazine, Washington Post, New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Frolic and more. She earned her M.F.A. in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University where she currently serves as adjunct faculty while also teaching the online class “Romance Writing” for ed2go.

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Communities: Hispanic or Latinx


Scheduled events:
It's Showtime
There's something magical about stories describing people who live for the stage. Romance makes them sparkle and shine! Let's learn what draws these three authors to write about performers again and again!

Student Union Santa Rita (Seats 110)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Romance
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Alexis Daria, Jen DeLuca, Priscilla Oliveras
Moderator: Hannah Gomez
A Family Affair
Romance is complicated. Families are worse. Combine the two and you wind up with fantastic stories and lots of fun family shenanigans. Just ask our authors in this session: Beverly Jenkins, Priscilla Oliveras and Erica Ridley!

Student Union Santa Rita (Seats 110)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Romance
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Beverly Jenkins, Priscilla Oliveras, Erica Ridley
Moderator: Sarah Tarver-Wahlquist
Charros, Brujas, y Amor
Through their work, these romance authors show us love is never easy, especially when a meddling familia is involved.

Nuestras Raíces Stage (Seats 150)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Multigenre
Signing area: Pima County Public Library/Nuestras Raíces/Craft Tent & Signing Area (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Alexis Daria, Angelina Lopez, Priscilla Oliveras
Moderator: Liana de la Rosa
Inspired By ...
What makes a good story, and why are we drawn to them over and over again? In this session, our three authors will discuss their newest books -- each of which was inspired by some element of history, literature or mythology.

Koffler Room 218 (Seats 142, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Multigenre
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Laurie Albanese, Scarlett St. Clair, Priscilla Oliveras
Moderator: Hannah Gomez

Books:
Kiss Me, Catalina
Romance
Montlake
November 2022
ISBN 9781542034425
284 pages

West Side Love Story
Romance
Montlake
June 2022
ISBN 9781542031233
313 pages