Tucson Festival of Books

Alexene Farol Follmuth (she/her/hers)


Alexene Farol Follmuth is a first-generation American, a romance enthusiast and a lover and writer of stories. Farol Follmuth has penned a number of adult science fiction and fantasy projects under the name Olivie Blake, including the internationally bestselling "The Atlas Six" and webtoon, Clara and the Devil with illustrator Little Chmura. "My Mechanical Romance" is her Y.A. debut, to be followed by a new Y.A. rom-com. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, goblin prince/toddler and rescue pit bull.

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Communities: Mixed Race


Scheduled events:
School as a Place of Opportunity and Oppression
High school might be viewed by some as a place ripe with opportunity, but what is often overlooked is that schools are also places where teens face oppression and discrimination due to their skin color, their gender and their social class. Nick Brooks, Alexene Farol Follmuth and Nick Brooks portray school as places of both pain and connection with peers.

Teen & Author Stage (Seats 105)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Nick Brooks, Melissa de la Cruz, Alexene Farol Follmuth
Moderator: Carole Schmidt
Teen Worlds: A Carousel of Young Adult Authors
Meet a bunch of YA authors in 60 minutes and enter teen worlds of fantasy, mystery and complicated relationships. Each author will be seated at a table to talk with a small group about their newest book. Every eight minutes the authors will rotate to a new table in our version of author speed-dating.

College of Education Kiva 211 (Seats 200)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Nick Brooks, Alexene Farol Follmuth, Kathleen Glasgow, E. Lockhart, Sofia Lapuente, Kami Larsen, Liz Lawson, Sunya Mara, Jarrod Shusterman, Ibi Zoboi
Moderators: Marie LeJeune, Tracy Smiles
Been There? Done That?
Has every single story already been told, or will there always be ways to make stories important and new? Listen to Olivie Blake, Hiron Ennes and Johnny Compton talk about creating new stories for a modern world.

Integrated Learning Center Room 130 (Seats 143, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Johnny Compton, Hiron Ennes, Alexene Farol Follmuth
Moderator: Katherine Morter

Books:
My Mechanical Romance
Children / Teens
Holiday House
May 2022
ISBN 9780823450107
272 pages

The Atlas Six
Book One
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Tor Publishing Group
September 2022
ISBN 9781250854544
416 pages