Tucson Festival of Books

Cat Winters (she/her/hers)


C. E. Winters is the author of the picture book biography "Cut!: How Lotte Reiniger and a Pair of Scissors Revolutionized Animation," illustrated by Matt Schu. She also writes award-winning historical novels for teens and adults as Cat Winters. She has been named a William C. Morris Debut YA Award finalist, a Bram Stoker Award nominee and an Oregon Spirit Book Award winner, and her novels have appeared on Kirkus, School Library Journal and Booklist best-of-the-year lists.

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Awards: William C. Morris YA Debut Award Finalist, Bram Stoker Award Nominee for Superior Achievement in Young Adult Fiction


Scheduled events:
Behind the Scenes: What's the Deal with Back Matter?
Many new fiction and nonfiction children's books include extensive back matter that include explanations about the content, descriptions of research and illustrating processes, maps, charts, sources and epilogues. This trend has the potential to deepen and extend a reader's experience and helps readers explore the interpretive act of writing even in a nonfiction text.

Education Room 333 (Seats 44, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Alice Faye Duncan, Cat Winters, Emma Bland Smith
Moderator: Lisa Morris-Wilkey
Lies, Secrets, and Deception
In these YA novels, teens deal with lies and secrets in their communities and families as they uncover betrayal. Sometimes they are the deceiver and other times they are deceived. Tami Charles focuses on abuse within the music industry, while E. Lockhart uncovers family secrets and betrayals and Cat Winter explores the line between truth and fiction in two sister's lives.

Teen & Author Stage (Seats 105)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Tami Charles, E. Lockhart, Cat Winters
Moderator: Katherine Pew
Unearthing the Past: Researching the Hard to Find
Research plays a critical role in biographies, but when the information is difficult to locate, authors have a more difficult task in order to construct an engaging factual story about that person's life. Three authors will share their process of research and their struggles to unearth the past as well how these strategies might be used in classrooms to engage students in research.

Education Room 351 (Seats 46, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Lisa Gerin, Cat Winters, Emma Bland Smith
Moderator: Jose Arizpe

Books:
Cut!
How Lotte Reiniger and a Pair of Scissors Revolutionized Animation
Children / Teens
HarperCollins Publishers
January 2023
ISBN 9780063067394
40 pages

The Raven's Tale
Children / Teens
Harry N. Abrams
April 2019
ISBN 9781419733628
Kindle Edition, 368 pages