Tucson Festival of Books

Margot Douaihy



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Ann Bowman

Margot Douaihy lives in Northampton, Mass. and teaches creative writing at Emerson College. She is the author of the crime novel "Scorched Grace," which was named a best book of 2023 by Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, BookPage and Marie Claire, among others. She is also the author of the poetry collections "Bandit/Queen: The Runaway Story of Belle Starr," "Scranton Lace" and "Girls Like You." "Blessed Water" comes out March 2024. 

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Awards: Mass Cultural Council Grant and F. Lammot Belin Award

Communities: LGBTQ+, Neurodivergent


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
Badass Women with Badass Heroines
Join Etaf Rum, Margot Douaihy, and Sarah Tomlinson... three fierce female writers who bring us kick-butt heroines. How do they capture the attitude and grit so perfectly while still having well-rounded and complex characters?

Student Union Santa Rita (Seats 110)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Multigenre
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Margot Douaihy, Etaf Rum, Sarah Tomlinson
Moderator: Emily Walsh
Unlikely Heroes
Lou Berney, Margot Douaihy, Nick Petrie and Mark Pryor excel at crafting stories that twist and turn. And sometimes who you least expect can save the day.

UA BookStore (Seats 150)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Mystery / Thrillers
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Lower Level (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Lou Berney, Margot Douaihy, Nick Petrie, Mark Pryor
Moderator: Shannon Baker
Edge of Your Seat
Three writers talk about their mysteries that elevate your blood pressure. Sedatives not included.

Student Union Tucson Room (Seats 110)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mystery / Thrillers
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Amina Akhtar, Margot Douaihy, Joshua Moehling
Moderator: Rosemary Simpson

Books:
Blessed Water
A Sister Holiday Mystery
Mystery / Thrillers
Zando
March 2024
ISBN 9781638930266
288 pages

Scorched Grace
A Sister Holiday Mystery
Mystery / Thrillers
Zando
January 2024
ISBN 9781638930983
320 pages