Tucson Festival of Books

Sofia Lapuente (she/her/hers)



Diego Bravo

Sofía Lapuente is an author, screenwriter and avid world traveler who immigrated from Spain to the United States to realize her dream of storytelling. Since then, she has received a master's degree in fine arts at UCLA, worked as a producer and casting director on an Emmy nominated show and received coauthor credits in "Gleanings," the fourth installment of the bestselling Arc of a Scythe trilogy, with her partner, Jarrod. Together, the couple writes and produces film and television under their production company Dos Lobos Entertainment. Sofía and Jarrod's new book for young adults is "Retro."

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Communities: Hispanic or Latinx


Scheduled events:
Murder, Mystery and Dark Secrets
The everyday world of school and family can hide a darker world of murder and deep secrets ... a dark world whose mysteries must be uncovered to discover what is actually occurring.

Teen & Author Stage (Seats 105)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 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: Kathleen Glasgow, Sofia Lapuente, Liz Lawson, Jarrod Shusterman
Moderator: Amanda Becker
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
YA Workshop: Writing and Producing Films
Learn about screen writing and film production from Jarrod Schusterman and Sofia Lupuente, authors of the YA thriller, Retro, who also own their own film production company. In this workshop, they will compare writing YA novels with writing and producing a film and answer questions.

UA Main Library Indoor Amphitheater (Seats 75, Wheelchair accessible)
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: Sofia Lapuente, Jarrod Shusterman
Moderator: T. Gail Pritchard

Book:
Retro
Children / Teens
Simon and Schuster
January 2023
ISBN 9781665902755
400 pages