Tucson Festival of Books

Wanda M. Morris



Monique and Brandon Chatman

Wanda M. Morris is the acclaimed author of "All Her Little Secrets," which has been praised by Karin Slaughter and reviewed by The Boston Globe, LA Times, New York Times, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Seattle Times and the South Florida Sun Sentinel among others. It was named as one of the “Best Books of 2021” by Hudson Booksellers and selected as the #1 Top Pick for “Library Reads” by librarians across the country. It was selected as a Book Buzz Pick by Good Morning America, serialized in Entertainment Weekly and a Marie Claire book club pick. All Her Little Secrets won the 2022 Lefty Award for Best Debut Mystery Novel and a finalist for the 2022 Georgia Author of the Year for Best First Novel. It was also nominated for the Anthony Award, the Strand Critics Award, the Macavity Award and has been shortlisted for the Crook’s Corner Book Prize.

"All Her Little Secrets" has been optioned for a limited series on Showtime network, starrring and executive produced by three-time Emmy winner Uzo Aduba.

Her new book, "Anywhere You Run," was named One of the Top Ten Crime Fiction Books of 2022 by The New York Tiimes. It was named one of the Best Books of 2022 by NPR, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, and Amazon. It has received starred reviews from Kirkus, Publishers Weekly, Booklist and Library Journal. Publishers Weekly stated, "finely sculpted characters and crisp dialogue make this a standoout." Booklist's starred review stated, "This riveting and moving novel, with echoes of Zora Neale Hurston's "Their Eyes Were Watching God," is highly recommended for fans of suspense and women's fiction."

Morris is married, the mother of three and lives in Atlanta, Ga.

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Awards: Georgia Author of the Year 2022 for Best First Novel; Lefty Award for Best Debut Mystery 2022 (Left Coast Crime Conference)

Communities: African American


Scheduled events:
Twisty Tales
There's always a twist in tales told by T. Jefferson Parker, John Sandford and Wanda Morris. Today they'll give it to us straight: How do they think of these things?

UA BookStore (Seats 150)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Mystery / Thrillers
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Lower Level (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: John Sandford, Wanda Morris, T. Parker
Moderator: Ramona Emerson
Global Deception
It doesn't matter where you live in the world, there are always mysteries to be solved. Just ask Francine Matthews, Devon Mihesuah and Camilla Trinchieri.

Student Union Tucson Room (Seats 110)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mystery / Thrillers
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Francine Mathews, Devon Mihesuah, Camilla Trinchieri
Moderator: Wanda Morris
Pick Your Poison
The subtitle to this session might be Murder and Corruption and Lies, Oh My. S.A. Cosby, Tracy Clark and Wanda Morris have come to the festival with very different mysteries. Different plots. Different protagonists. We can pick our poison.

Koffler Room 216 (Seats 89, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Mystery / Thrillers
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Tracy Clark, S. A. Cosby, Wanda Morris
Moderator: John Copenhaver
Wanda Morris
"Anywhere You Run": From the award-winning author of "All Her Little Secrets" comes yet another gripping, suspenseful novel where, after the murder of a white man in Jim Crow Mississippi, two Black sisters run away to different parts of the country . . . but can they escape the secrets they left behind?

Mostly Books, Booth #241 (Seats 1)
Sun, Mar 5, 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Mystery / Thrillers

Author: Wanda Morris

Books:
Anywhere You Run
Mystery / Thrillers
HarperCollins Publishers
October 2022
ISBN 9780063082502
400 pages

All Her Little Secrets
Mystery / Thrillers
HarperCollins
November 2021
ISBN 9780063082465
384 pages