Tucson Festival of Books

Jodie Slaughter


Jodie Slaughter is an accomplished young author whose literary talents have captivated readers in the romance genre. With a unique blend of sharp wit and emotional resonance, she has an innate ability to create relatable characters and engaging narratives that resonate with a wide audience. She is the author of celebrated works such as “Bet on it”, “All Things Burn” and her newest novel “Play to Win." "Play to Win" is a sizzling romance where a winning lottery ticket is meant to be a new start but instead becomes a second chance at love. Slaughter has established herself as a versatile and prolific writer, touching the hearts and minds of her audience while continually pushing the boundaries of her craft.

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Communities: LGBTQ+, African American, Neurodivergent


Scheduled events:
Never Say Never
Second-chance relationships are often the best, right? In this session, three popular romance authors discuss the highs and lows of crafting a second-chance romance that feels fresh and justified.

Student Union Kachina (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Romance
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Helena Greer, Rachel Katz, Jodie Slaughter
Moderator: Sarah T Dubb
Crock Pot Romance
There's slow burn romance, and then there's the crock pot version: the slowest of slow burns, filled with all the longing, the pining, the long looks, and the utterly oblivious. These authors discuss the joys and frustrations of slow burn romance, whether it's writing them or reading them.

Student Union Tucson Room (Seats 110)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Romance
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Rachel Katz, Jodie Slaughter, Amy Spalding
Moderator: Jen DeLuca
AMA - Romance Author Edition
It's time for Ask Me (Almost) Anything: Romance Author Edition! If there's a question you have for one of our authors that didn't quite fit with the themes of the weekend's panels, now's your chance.

Koffler Room 204 (Seats 300, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Romance
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Liana De La Rosa, Stacey Cochran, Helena Greer, Anita Kelly, Alicia Thompson, Lydia Andres, Diana Quincy, Beverly Jenkins, Dominic Lim, J. Vanessa Lyon, Emily Michel, Rachel Katz, Jodie Slaughter, Jo Segura
Moderators: Jessica Pryde, Jessica West

Books:
Play to Win
A Novel
Romance
St. Martin's Publishing Group
July 2023
ISBN 9781250821843
320 pages
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Bet on It
A Novel
Romance
St. Martin's Publishing Group
July 2022
ISBN 9781250821829
320 pages