Tucson Festival of Books

Deborah J. Ledford



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Deborah J Ledford is the award-winning author of "Redemption," book one of the Native American Eva "Lightning Dance" Duran series, set in Taos, N.M. Part Eastern Band Cherokee, she is an Agatha Award winner, The Hillerman Sky Award Finalist, and two-time Anthony Award Finalist for Best Audiobooks "Crescendo" and "Causing Chaos" from her "Smoky Mountain Inquest" series set in the great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. Deborah lives in Phoenix with her husband and an awesome Ausky.

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Awards: Edgar Award, Pushcart Prize, Anthony Award Nominations (2), Hillerman Sky Award Nomination

Communities: Arizona Author, Indigenous or Native American


Scheduled events:
They Have a Nose for News
Gwen Florio, Tod Goldberg and Hank Phillippi Ryan are award-winning journalists and bestselling authors of modern-day mysteries. Today we'll learn how their experience as journalists help sharpen their stories and their own story-telling.

Koffler Room 204 (Seats 300, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Mystery / Thrillers
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Gwen Florio, Tod Goldberg, Hank Phillippi Ryan
Moderator: Deborah J. Ledford
Outsmarting the Bad Guys
It isn't easy for authors of modern mysteries to keep up with new era crimes, new era criminals and new era enforcement techniques. In this session, authors Deborah J. Ledford, Nick Petrie, D.M. Rowell and Mark Pryor will discuss how they manage to stay current. And stay ahead of the perps.

UA BookStore (Seats 150)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Mystery / Thrillers
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Lower Level (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Deborah J. Ledford, Nick Petrie, Mark Pryor, D.M. Rowell
Moderator: Dianne Freeman
Great Outdoors & Much More
Johnson, Krueger and Ledford have all used strong characters and places that are set in unique wonderful environments to create compelling reads. Their novels encompass exploration, adventure and nature. Don't miss this blockbuster session and learn why these award-winning writers do what they do!

UA Mall Tent (Seats 250)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Mystery / Thrillers
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Central Mall (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Craig Johnson, William Kent Krueger, Deborah J. Ledford
Moderator: Christine Burke Hewitt
Dangerous Destination
Sometimes the “where” is as deadly as the “who”

Koffler Room 216 (Seats 89, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mystery / Thrillers
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Shannon Baker, James L'Etoile, Stephen Mack Jones
Moderator: Deborah J. Ledford

Book:
Redemption
Mystery / Thrillers
Amazon Publishing
September 2023
ISBN 9781662510472
366 pages