Tucson Festival of Books

Megan Beatie


Megan Beatie is a veteran publicist with more than 25 years of experience in publishing.

Beatie has forged publicity campaigns for numerous best-selling authors including Linda Ronstadt, Robert Dugoni, Soman Chainani, Tess Gerritsen, Jenny Mollen, Ian K. Smith, Lee Goldberg, Becky Albertalli, Maureen Johnson, Marcia Clark, Melissa de la Cruz, Attica Locke, Tembi Locke and Neil Gaiman and launched the debuts of many novelists such as Deborah Falaye, Victoria Lee, Robinne Lee, Sandhya Menon and Amber Smith.  She has represented authors in nearly every conceivable genre including literary and commercial fiction, mysteries and thrillers, science fiction, fantasy and graphic novels, as well as nonfiction books covering pop culture, film, entertainment, health, lifestyle, parenting and relationships.

Beatie is a fitness nut who has completed eight marathons, two Spartan races and one triathlon.  She currently resides in Los Angeles where she's outnumbered in her all-male family by her husband, their two sons, dog and cat.


Scheduled events:
The Power of Publicity
Join Emmy-Award winning and New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Hanover and veteran publicist Megan Beatie as they share the inside scoop on what it takes to create and execute a successful publicity campaign to get the attention and interest of readers. Rebecca and Megan will talk about their work together on the campaign for Rebecca’s recently released thriller, The Last Applicant.

Student Union Sabino (Seats 87)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Megan Beatie, Rebecca Hanover
Moderator: Lynn Wiese Sneyd