Tucson Festival of Books

Brittney Morris (she/her/hers)



Tori Stauffer Photography

Brittney Morris is the bestselling author of "SLAY," "The Cost of Knowing," "Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales - Wings of Fury" and "The Jump." She also writes video games and has contributed to projects such as The Lost Legends of Redwall, Subnautica: Below Zero and Spider-Man 2 for PS5. Morris is an NAACP Image Award nominee and an Ignite Award Finalist. She has an economics degree from Boston University and spends her spare time reading, playing indie video games and enjoying the rain from her home in Philly. She lives with her husband Steven who would rather enjoy the rain from a campsite in the woods because he hasn't played enough horror games, and their tiny bundle of love, Atlas.

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Communities: LGBTQ+, African American


Scheduled events:
Social Thrillers: Confronting Influence and Power
Social thrillers engage readers in high-octane action within the context of social justice issues. In these books, teens deal with power and influence and work to reveal and challenge injustice. Nick Brooks and Ari Tison uncover inequity in the treatment of teen boys of color within school context and Brittney Morris follows a group of teens working to save their community.

Teen & Author Stage (Seats 105)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Nick Brooks, Brittney Morris, Ari Tison
Moderator: Julie Andrews
YA Workshop: Creating Video Games
Brittney Morris, author of the new YA thriller, "The Jump," is also the creator of video games. In this workshop, she will talk about how the high-octane scavenger hunt in her new YA novel connects to writing successful video games and answer questions about tips for creating a successful video game.

UA Main Library Indoor Amphitheater (Seats 75, Wheelchair accessible)
Sun, Mar 5, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Brittney Morris
Moderator: T. Gail Pritchard

Books:
The Jump
Children / Teens
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
March 2023
ISBN 9781665903981
336 pages

The Cost of Knowing
Children / Teens
Simon and Schuster
April 2021
ISBN 9781534445451
336 pages