Tucson Festival of Books

Susan Dennard


Susan Dennard is the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of the Witchlands series (now in development for TV from the Jim Henson Company), and the Something Strange and Deadly series, in addition to various other fiction published online. "The Luminaries" is the recently-released first entry in her latest fantasy series.

Before becoming an author, she got to travel the world with her Master of Science in Marine Biology. She also runs the popular newsletter for writers, the Misfits and Daydreamers. When not writing or teaching writing, she can be found rolling the dice as a Dungeon Master or mashing buttons on one of her way too many consoles.

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Awards: Dragon Award,2019, Best Young Adult or Middle Grade Novel


Scheduled events:
Character Creation
Attention aspiring authors: Don't miss this session with three award-winning authors. They will reveal how they create living, breathing characters who readers will want to follow. Learn from the experts!

Integrated Learning Center Room 130 (Seats 143, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Julie Carrick Dalton, Susan Dennard, Jonathan Maberry, Veronica Roth
Moderator: Christine Russell
Making It Up
Novelists don't get their ideas fully formed or from any one place in particular. Their stories evolve over time. They make things up as they go along. Since the creative process has no rules, do authors create rules of their own? How do they know how far they can go?

UA Mall Tent (Seats 250)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Central Mall (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Susan Dennard, Annalee Newitz, Veronica Roth, Paul Tremblay
Moderator: John Muñoz

Books:
The Luminaries
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Tor Publishing Group
November 2022
ISBN 9781250194046
304 pages

Truthwitch
The Witchlands
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Tor Publishing Group
January 2017
ISBN 9780765379290
432 pages