Tucson Festival of Books

Rachel Runya Katz



Patrick Wilson

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Rachel Runya Katz is a contemporary romance writer living in Seattle with her partner, her cat and far too many houseplants. She has a doctorate in biomedical engineering, which is minimally helpful for this endeavor. Her books center around queer Jews of color and their layered lives of joy, sadness and love. "Thank You for Sharing" is her first novel.

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Communities: LGBTQ+, African American, Mixed Race


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

Book:
Thank You for Sharing
A Novel
Romance
St. Martin's Publishing Group
September 2023
ISBN 9781250888297
352 pages
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