Tucson Festival of Books

Michelle Mohrweis (They/Them/Their)


Michelle Mohrweis is a STEM Educator and space enthusiast. When not writing, they can be found launching paper rockets down the middle of their street. They live with their husband and two dogs in Colorado, where they enjoy hiking and hogging all the best spots beside the heaters when it gets too cold. Their debut book is "The Trouble with Robots."

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Communities: LGBTQ+, Gender Nonconforming, Neurodivergent


Scheduled events:
A Call to Adventure: Allies and Enemies
Join in for high-octane action where the characters encounter allies who support their journeys and enemies who stand in their way. Whether adventures of fantasy or history, join these authors and their characters in journeys to the moon, magical kingdoms, and the Silk Road to experience fast-paced action and heart-squeezing adventures.

Education Room 353 (Seats 92, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Franco Aureliani, Arnée Flores, Daniel Nayeri
Moderator: Michelle Mohrweis
Middle Grade Carousel: Challenging the Odds
Meet a bunch of authors in 60 minutes and find out how their characters are challenging the odds in their lives and worlds. Each author will be seated at a table to talk with a small group about their newest book. Every eight minutes the authors will rotate to a new table in our version of author speed-dating.

College of Education Kiva 211 (Seats 200)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Franco Aureliani, Kelly J. Baptist, Jonathan Case, Roshani Chokshi, Arnée Flores, Scott Magoon, Janae Marks, Michelle Mohrweis
Moderators: Magdalena Castillo-Cockrum, Caryl Crowell
Hands to Hold: The Journey of Building Community
Being able to hold the hands of family, peers and community members can make the difference in being able to move forward in challenging situations and tasks. Michelle Mohrweis and Donna Barba Higuera set their stories within classrooms, while Kelly Baptist and Janae Marks focus on neighborhood communities that make a difference in children's lives.

Education Room 353 (Seats 92, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Kelly J. Baptist, Janae Marks, Donna Barba Higuera, Michelle Mohrweis
Moderator: Kim Tomsic
The Mystery of Finding an Agent
For authors new to the publishing process, mystery surrounds their need for an agent and the process of finding an agent who will effectively guide you through selling a book to a publisher. A debut author shares her insights and experiences with finding an agent.

Education Room 333 (Seats 44, 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

Panelist: Michelle Mohrweis

Book:
The Trouble with Robots
Children / Teens
Holiday House
September 2022
ISBN 9781682634844
288 pages