A Virtual Festival Saturday, March 6 and Sunday, March 7, 2021

Julia Quinn


#1 New York Times best-selling author Julia Quinn loves to dispel the myth that smart women don’t read (or write) romance, and if you watch reruns of the game show The Weakest Link you might just catch her winning the $79,000 jackpot. She displayed a decided lack of knowledge about baseball, country music and plush toys, but she is proud to say that she aced all things British and literary, answered all of her history and geography questions correctly, and knew that there was a Da Vinci long before there was a code.

Bridgerton, the hit Netflix series, is based on her popular series of novels about the Bridgerton family.

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Scheduled events:
What's Past Is Present
Historical romance is one of the biggest subgenres of romance. Join blockbuster authors Beverly Jenkins and Julia Quinn in conversation about the elements of writing historical fiction with romance at its center, and what the future of the genre looks like.

Elmore Leonard Memorial Stage (Seats 1000)
Sun, Mar 7, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Romance

Panelists: Beverly Jenkins, Julia Quinn
Moderator: Tenecia Phillips

Books:
Bridgerton
The Duke and I
Romance
HarperCollins Publishers
December 2020
ISBN 9780063078697
480 pages
$9.99, INSTORE
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The Viscount Who Loved Me
Bridgerton Book 2
Romance
HarperCollins
April 2015
ISBN 9780062353641
Mass Market Paperback, 400 pages

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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