Tucson Festival of Books

Melissa Marr (she/her/hers)



Sara Jo Tiberio

Melissa writes fiction for adults, teens and children. Her books have been translated into 28 languages to date and been bestsellers in the U.S. (The New Yok Times, LA Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal) as well as various countries overseas. She is best known for the Wicked Lovely series for teens and "Bunny Roo, I Love You" for children. She lives in Arizona with her partner and children.

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Communities: Arizona Author, LGBTQ+, Person with a Disability


Scheduled events:
Magic & Intrigue: Monsters, Dragons and Ogres
Adventures into magical worlds pull readers into quests involving dragons, monsters, ogres, pirates and princesses. Melissa de la Cruz creates the fairytale-inspired world of Never After, while Arnee Flores introduces a princess who struggles to find her magical ability and Melissa Marr features a world where kids band with dragons and gargoyles to save their world.

College of Education Kiva 211 (Seats 200)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Melissa de la Cruz, Arnée Flores, Melissa Marr
Moderator: Holly Johnson
Writing Poetry about Nature for Children
Two authors will describe how they use poetry in writing picture books about nature that engage readers. Melissa Marr is the author of "Wild Horses" about a herd of wild horses in the Salt River Valley in Arizona and Dianne White's most recent picture books focus on nature at night and listening to the sounds of nature.

Education Room 351 (Seats 46, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Melissa Marr, Dianne White
Moderator: Juanita Havill

Books:
The Hidden Dragon
Children / Teens
Nancy Paulsen Books
January 2023
ISBN 9780525518556
176 pages

Wild Horses
Children / Teens
Penguin
January 2022
ISBN 9780593109113
32 pages