Tucson Festival of Books

Shelby Mahurin (she/her/hers)


Shelby Mahurin is The New York Times best-selling author of the "Serpent & Dove" trilogy. Her new book is "The Scarlet Veil." She grew up on a small farm in rural Indiana where sticks became wands and cows became dragons. Her rampant imagination didn't fade with age, so she continues to play make-believe every day—with words now instead of cows. When not writing, Mahurin watches "The Office" and reads voraciously. She still lives near that childhood farm with her very tall husband and semi-feral children.

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Scheduled events:
Vampires, Horror, and Justice: Embrace the Night
The combination of the danger and allure of vampires entices readers. Authors of three new vampire books talk about their most recent books and why vampires raise both feelings of horror and issues of justice. Shelby Mahurin, author of the Serpent and Dove series, shares her new dark fantasy, "Scarlet Veil," while Hafsah Faizal, author of the We Hunt the Flame duology, shares her new book in the Blood and Tea duology, and Roseanne Browne shares her Serwa Boateng series.

YA Author Stage (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Teen
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Roseanne A. Brown, Hafsah Faizal, Shelby Mahurin
Moderator: Celeste Trimble
Teen Worlds: A Carousel of YA Authors
Meet a bunch of YA authors in 60 minutes and enter teen worlds of fantasy, mystery and complicated relationships. Each author will be seated at a table to talk with a small group about their newest book. Every eight minutes the authors will rotate to a new table in our version of author speed-dating.

Education Kiva 211 (Seats 200)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Multigenre
Signing area: Signing Area - Children (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Hafsah Faizal, Ayana Gray, C.A. Gray, Marc J. Gregson, Shelby Mahurin, Samuel Miller, Axie Oh, Kristen Simmons, Amélie Wen Zhao
Moderators: Lauren Freedman, HOLLY JOHNSON
Whispers of Danger and Romance
Combining danger and romance invites YA readers into stories that engage their emotions and their imaginations. In these novels, teens face a devastating forest fire, vampires, and demon gods but also experience romance along with coping with danger.

YA Author Stage (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Teen
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Hailey Alcaraz, Shelby Mahurin, Amélie Wen Zhao
Moderator: Amanda Becker

Books:
The Scarlet Veil
Children
HarperCollins Publishers
September 2023
ISBN 9780063258754
640 pages
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Serpent and Dove
Children
HarperCollins Publishers
January 2020
ISBN 9780062878038
519 pages