March 2022

J. A. Jance



Mary Ann Halpin Studios

Appearing Courtesy of Cynthia W Devine

Inspired by Frank Baum's Wizard of Oz series, J.A. Jance knew that she wanted to be a writer since she was in the second grade.

J. A. Jance is the New York Times bestselling author of the J.P. Beaumont series, the Joanna Brady series, the Ali Reynolds series and five interrelated thrillers about the Walker family as well as a volume of poetry. Born in South Dakota and brought up in Bisbee, Ariz., Jance lives with her husband in Seattle.

Author of numerous best-sellers, Jance is a festival favorite. Her newest book is "Credible Threat."

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Authors In Conversation with Festival Favorite J. A. Jance
Inspired by Frank Baum's Wizard of Oz series, J.A. Jance knew that she wanted to be a writer since she was in the second grade. J. A. Jance is the New York Times bestselling author of the J.P. Beaumont series, the Joanna Brady series, the Ali Reynolds series and five interrelated thrillers about the Walker family as well as a volume of poetry. Born in South Dakota and brought up in Bisbee, Ariz., Jance lives with her husband in Seattle. Author of numerous bestsellers, Jance is a festival favorite. Her newest book is "Credible Threat."

Crowdcast (Seats 1000)
Wed, Jul 8, 2020, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Mystery / Thrillers
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Panelist: J. A. Jance
Moderator: Shannon Baker
Murder in Fact and Fiction
Mystery writer J.A. Jance and Homicide Hunter presenter Joe Kenda discuss the nature of murder and crime-solving both in detective stories and real life.

Citi Stage (Seats 1000)
Sat, Mar 6, 2021, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Multigenre
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Panelists: J. A. Jance, Joe Kenda
Moderator: Bruce Dinges
Strong Female Protagonists
Lisa Gardner and J.A. Jance have relied heavily through the years on strong female characters who succeed in roles traditionally held by men. Not only did they pave the way for these kind of books, they opened the door for these kind of people. Let's talk about that today!

Tucson Medical Center Stage (Seats 1000)
Sun, Mar 7, 2021, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mystery / Thrillers
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Panelists: Lisa Gardner, J. A. Jance
Moderator: Iona Whishaw
Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Early Childhood Learning is Essential
Marshall Foundation

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