Tucson Festival of Books

Zibby Owens


Deborah Nash

Zibby Owens is an author, publisher, award-winning podcaster, CEO, bookstore owner and mom of four. Creator and host of the award-winning, daily podcast "Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books," Owens is also the founder and CEO of Zibby Media, dubbed “the Zibby-verse” by the L.A. Times. It includes a publishing house, magazine, podcast network, retreats, classes, Zibby’s Book Club and Zibby’s Bookshop, an independent bookstore in Santa Monica, Calif. A regular contributor to “Good Morning America” and other outlets, she loves recommending books as “NYC’s Most Powerful Book-fluencer” (Vulture).

A writer herself, Zibby has published a memoir, "Bookends: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Literature," a children’s book called "Princess Charming," two anthologies and a zillion essays. Her debut novel "Blank" is out in March 2024.

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Scheduled events:
Friends and Sponsors only: Hot Off The Press
Sponsors and Friends of the Festival are invited to a books launch party with authors in attendance.

Student Union South Ballroom (Seats 200, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 8:30 am - 9:30 am

Panelists: Marie Arana, Cara Black, C.J. Box, Alisyn Camerota, Margot Douaihy, Rajani LaRocca, Laura McNeal, Zibby Owens, Ron Rapoport, Deborah Taffa, Moses Utomi, Tia Williams
Authors With Books About Authors
Three accomplished writers delve into the intriguing world of literature within literature. These authors, whose books prominently feature writer protagonists, will share their insights on the challenges and joys of creating characters who mirror their own craft. Discover the creative depths of storytelling as they unravel the unique dynamics, inspirations, and pitfalls of weaving the lives of writers into their fictional narratives.

Koffler Room 218 (Seats 142, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Fiction / Literature
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Jillian Cantor, Asha Lemmie, Zibby Owens
Moderator: Pamela Treadwell-Rubin
Trials and Tribulations of Motherhood
Authors Angie Kim, Zibby Owens, and Tammy Greenwood examine the complicated relationship between mothers and their children. From the joyous and wonderful moments -- to the sacrifices made for the kids to succeed -- this panel will cover it all.

Student Union Tucson Room (Seats 110)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Fiction / Literature
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Tammy Greenwood, Angie Kim, Zibby Owens
Moderator: Anne Gardner

Books:
Blank
A Novel
Fiction / Literature
Amazon Publishing
March 2024
ISBN 9781662516696

Bookends
A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Literature

Amazon Publishing
July 2022
ISBN 9781542036986
266 pages