Tucson Festival of Books

Isabel Cañas (she/her)



Kilian Blum

Sponsored by RAHD

Isabel Cañas is a Mexican American speculative fiction writer. After having lived in Mexico, Scotland, Egypt, Turkey and New York City, among other places, she has settled in the Pacific Northwest. She holds a doctorate in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations and writes fiction inspired by her research and her heritage. "Vampires of El Norte" is her newest book. 

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Communities: Hispanic or Latinx


Scheduled events:
Supernatural Romance
Authors Roshani Chokshi, Melissa Marr and Isabel Cañas explore writing "romantasy" and how they spice up their writing with love and romance. Learn how they balance the tender moments with a darker, fiercer, more determined heroine.

Koffler Room 218 (Seats 142, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Isabel Cañas, Roshani Chokshi, Melissa Marr
Moderator: Jocelynne Simone
Love in the Time of Monsters
Join authors TJ Klune, Isabel Cañas, and Tracy Wolff as they discuss writing new romances with classic characters such as shapeshifters and vampires. Find out how they approach writing such iconic character types and how they made it their own.

UA BookStore (Seats 150)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Lower Level (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Isabel Cañas, Tracy Wolff, T.J. Klune
Moderator: Jody Hardy
Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Dive into a world of spine-tingling horror inspired by folklore, history, and the stories our parents told us at night.

Nuestras Raíces Stage (Seats 150)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Multigenre
Signing area: Pima County Public Library/Nuestras Raíces/Craft Tent & Signing Area (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Isabel Cañas, V. Castro, Shane Hawk, Theodore Van Alst, Jr.
Moderator: Megan Hellwig

Books:
Vampires of El Norte
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Penguin
August 2023
ISBN 9780593436721
384 pages

The Hacienda
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Penguin
September 2023
ISBN 9780593436707
384 pages