Tucson Festival of Books

Patty Lin


Sponsored by Wick Communications

Patty Lin is a former TV writer and producer whose credits include "Freaks and Geeks," "Friends," "Desperate Housewives" and "Breaking Bad." She has also written pilots for Fox, CBS and Nickelodeon. Her "Breaking Bad" episode was nominated for a Writers Guild Award for Outstanding Script in the Episodic Drama category. She retired from television writing to save her sanity and is the author of "End Credits: How I Broke Up with Hollywood."

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Communities: Asian American


Scheduled events:
They Walked the Road Less Traveled
Meet three women with very different backgrounds who faced crossroads and made choices -- both personally and professionally -- to succeed in fields not traditionally welcoming to women: technology, screenwriting and astrobiology.

Student Union Tucson Room (Seats 110)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 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: Elizabeth Camarillo Gutierrez, Patty Lin, Aomawa Shields
Moderator: Laura Penny
Crafting the Perfect Work
How are books born from the writer’s vision? Learn from three writers who have given life to novels, screenplays, and the process of taking a novel to the screen, to understand how inspiration comes alive on the page.

UA BookStore (Seats 150)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Lower Level (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Jack Allison, Ryan Britt, Patty Lin
Moderator: Jeff Yanc
Surviving Hollywood
Sarah Cooper, Patty Lin and Aparna Nancheria took three very different paths into show business. They've had a lot of time to think about it, and luckily for us they have written about it. Was the show business life what they expected? Has it changed them? Join in and find out!

UA Mall Tent (Seats 250)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Central Mall (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Sarah Cooper, Patty Lin, Aparna Nancherla
Moderator: Elliot Glicksman

Book:
End Credits
How I Broke Up with Hollywood
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Zibby Books
August 2023
ISBN 9781958506066
310 pages