Tucson Festival of Books

Tia Williams

Pauline St. Denis

Tia Williams had a 15-year career as a beauty editor for magazines including Elle, Glamour, Lucky, Teen People and Essence. In 2004, she pioneered the beauty-blog industry with her award-winning site, "Shake Your Beauty." She wrote the best-selling debut novel "The Accidental Diva" and penned two young adult novels, "It Chicks" and "Sixteen Candles." Her award-winning novel "The Perfect Find' is a Netflix movie starring Gabrielle Union. Her novel, "Seven Days in June," is a New York Times best-seller and Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick. Her new novel, "A Love Song for Ricki Wilde," will be published by Grand Central in February 2024. Tia currently lives with her daughter and her husband in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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Communities: African American

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
Historical Romance Done Differently
When we think of historical romance, we think of formal balls and house parties, often centered in British mansions and featuring well-heeled elites. In this session, our authors will discuss historic novels featuring members of socially excluded groups ... characters living in places and spaces well beyond the usual settings.

Koffler Room 204 (Seats 300, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Liana De La Rosa, Diana Quincy, Beverly Jenkins, Tia Williams
Moderator: Jeaiza QuiƱones Ivory

A Love Song for Ricki Wilde
Grand Central Publishing
January 2024
ISBN 9781538726709
352 pages
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Seven Days in June
Grand Central Publishing
June 2022
ISBN 9781538719091
352 pages