Tucson Festival of Books

David R. Slayton (he/him)


David R. Slayton (he/him) grew up in Guthrie, Okla., where finding fantasy novels was pretty challenging and finding fantasy novels with diverse characters was downright impossible. Now he lives in Denver and writes the books he always wanted to read. His debut, "White Trash Warlock," was a finalist for the Colorado Book Award. In 2015, Slayton founded Trick or Read, an initiative to give out books along with candy to children on Halloween as well as uplift lesser-known authors or those from marginalized backgrounds. Slayton is a regular speaker and panelist at fan cons and writing conferences. "Dark Moon, Shallow Sea" is his new book. Find him online at www.DavidRSlayton.com.

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Scheduled events:
Do Cell Phones Ruin Everything?
In a world with the internet and smart phones, it's harder to create situations where protagonists can't call for help or Google a solution. So how can a storyteller still build suspense and a sense of danger when modern technology puts the world at our fingertips?

Integrated Learning Center Room 141 (Seats 120, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Seth Dickinson, Liz Kerin, Jonathan Maberry, David Slayton
Moderator: Toby Wehner
Out of This World
Science fiction and fantasy can take us to space or another dimension to fight a monster or meet aliens, but some things ring true no matter where you are. How do writers use the tools of science fiction and fantasy to tell important truths and make us think and feel powerful emotions? And why do we love these kinds of stories so much? Seth Dickinson, Cory Doctorow, Constance Fay, and David Slayton will discuss!

Student Union Santa Rita (Seats 110)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Seth Dickinson, Cory Doctorow, Constance Fay, David Slayton
Moderator: Jessica Emerson
Tales from the Writing Trenches
Do you want to hear Kim Harrison, TJ Klune, David Slayton, and Tracy Wolff tell you their wildest, funniest, or favorite stories about writing? Of course you do.

UA Mall Tent (Seats 250)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Central Mall (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Kim Harrison, Tracy Wolff, T.J. Klune, David Slayton
Moderator: John Muñoz

Books:
Dark Moon, Shallow Sea
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
BLACKSTONE PUB
October 2023
ISBN 9798200977307
414 pages

White Trash Warlock
#1
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Blackstone Publishing
October 2020
ISBN 9781094067964
Paperback, 307 pages
$15.99
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