Tucson Festival of Books

Beverly Jenkins (she/her)


Beverly Jenkins is the recipient of the 2017 Romance Writers of America Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as the 2016 Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award for historical romance. She has been nominated for the NAACP Image Award in Literature, was featured both in the documentary “Love Between the Covers” and on CBS Sunday Morning. Since the publication of "Night Song" in 1994, she has been leading the charge for multicultural romance, and has been a constant darling of reviewers, fans and her peers alike, garnering accolades for her work from the likes of The Wall Street Journal, People Magazine and NPR. Her most recent novel is "To Catch a Raven."

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Awards: recipient of the 2017 Romance Writers of America Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as the 2016 Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award for historical romance. She has been nominated for the NAACP Image Award in Literature, was featured both in the documentary “Love Between the Covers” and on CBS Sunday Morning.

Communities: African American


Scheduled events:
Exclusive for Friends of the Festival! Beverly Jenkins visits Friends
Friend of the Festival Hospitality Tent (Seats 30)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm

Panelist: Beverly Jenkins
Meet Beverly Jenkins
Beverly Jenkins, or just Ms. Bev to us, is an award-winning, bestselling author of historical and contemporary romances that share the Black experience. She has been writing for nearly 30 years. What keeps her coming back?

UA BookStore (Seats 150)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Romance
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Lower Level (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Beverly Jenkins
Moderator: Jessica Pryde
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
The Lady Was a Scamp
Bold, brave and beautiful, heroines in romance novels push boundaries and raise temperatures. In this session we will meet three historical romance authors who have taken their characters to new heights -- sometimes literally!

Koffler Room 218 (Seats 142, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Romance
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Beverly Jenkins, Erica Ridley, Cat Sebastian
Moderator: Liana de la Rosa

Books:
To Catch a Raven
Women Who Dare
Romance
HarperCollins Publishers
August 2022
ISBN 9780062861740
mm, 368 pages

Rebel
Romance
HarperCollins
May 2019
ISBN 9780062861689
384 pages