Tucson Festival of Books

Erica Ridley (she/her)


Erica Ridley is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of witty, feel-good historical romance novels, including "The Duke Heist," first in the Wild Wynchesters family of caper-committing siblings. Other fan-favorite series, "The Dukes of War," "Rogues to Riches," and "The 12 Dukes of Christmas," feature roguish peers and dashing war heroes amid the splendor and madness of Regency England. When not reading or writing romances, Ridley can be found eating couscous in Morocco, zip-lining through rainforests in Costa Rica, or getting hopelessly lost in the middle of Budapest. 

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Communities: LGBTQ+, African American, Mixed Race, Neurodivergent


Scheduled events:
A Taste of Romance
Are you new to the world of Romance literature? Not sure what's so great about it? Come learn more about the genre as three popular authors discuss delicious romance and the delectable people in them.

Koffler Room 218 (Seats 142, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Romance
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Kate Clayborn, Scarlett St. Clair, Erica Ridley
Moderator: Jennifer Bushroe
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:
Nobody's Princess
Romance
Grand Central Publishing
July 2022
ISBN 9781538719589
384 pages

The Duke Heist
Romance
Grand Central Publishing
February 2021
ISBN 9781538719527
352 pages