Tucson Festival of Books

Nina Simon



Crystal Birns

Friends of Western Art

Nina Simon is The New York Times best-selling debut author of “Mother-Daughter Murder Night." “Mother-Daughter Murder Night," a Reese's Book Club pick, is a big-hearted whodunit about a grandmother, mother and daughter trio who solve the murder of a naturalist who washes up on their doorstep in the Monterey Bay. She wrote the novel as a love letter to her mother, as a way to connect, heal and find joy together after a tough cancer diagnosis.

Simon is a versatile author with a flair for crafting riveting mystery novels and thought-provoking books. Her wide-ranging past experience as a NASA engineer, slam poet, museum director and nonprofit CEO informs her creative dexterity and storytelling range. Her award-winning past nonfiction titles include "The Participatory Museum" and "The Art of Relevance." Whether plunging into the thrilling depths of her mysteries or exploring the evolving dynamics of museum curation, Nina Simon's contributions to literature and cultural engagement make her a talented multifaced author.

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Communities: Jewish


Scheduled events:
Setting the Pace
Authors Nina Simon, Sara Shepard, and Sarah Tomlinson discuss the art of creating a well paced narrative that has been deftly plotted to create tension as well as having well developed and flawed characters. This panel will bring insight into balancing the plot with the characters.

Modern Languages Room 350 (Seats 318, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Multigenre
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Central Mall (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Sara Shepard, Nina Simon, Sarah Tomlinson
Moderator: Hannah Makela
Fake True Crime
America’s true crime obsession turns deadly in these novels, but can they figure out whodunit?

Integrated Learning Center Room 150 (Seats 155, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mystery / Thrillers
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Amina Akhtar, Kate Brody, Nina Simon
Moderator: Holly Rosen
Tracking Clues
Kate Brody, Erica Ruth Neubauer, and Nina Simon write mysteries anchored by female sleuths. Nancy Drew’s got nothing on these clever crime-solvers--or the writers who created them.

Koffler Room 204 (Seats 300, Wheelchair accessible)  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: Kate Brody, Erica Ruth Neubauer, Nina Simon
Moderator: Karen Odden

Book:
Mother-Daughter Murder Night
A Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick
Mystery / Thrillers
HarperCollins Publishers
January 2023
ISBN 9780063315044
368 pages
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