Tucson Festival of Books

Rebecca Hanover



Kathleen Sheffer

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Rebecca Hanover, The New York Times best-selling author of the young adult novels, "The Similars" and "The Pretenders," made her adult fiction debut with "The Last Applicant." After graduating from Stanford University with a bachelor's in English and drama, Rebecca joined the writing team of the CBS daytime drama "Guiding Light," where she earned an Emmy Award. She now writes novels full-time from her home in San Francisco, where she enjoys matcha lattes and a complete lack of seasons. When she isn’t writing, she can be found in a yoga class or reading anything Dav Pilkey with her husband and three children.

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Awards: Daytime Emmy award, 2007, Guiding Light


Scheduled events:
Save the Children
In this panel, three expert writers explain how they craft their heart-racing mysteries about protecting the innocent. And why this matters.

Integrated Learning Center Room 130 (Seats 143, 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: Lou Berney, Rebecca Hanover, Jess Lourey
Moderator: Christine Burke Hewitt
The Power of Publicity
Join Emmy-Award winning and New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Hanover and veteran publicist Megan Beatie as they share the inside scoop on what it takes to create and execute a successful publicity campaign to get the attention and interest of readers. Rebecca and Megan will talk about their work together on the campaign for Rebecca’s recently released thriller, The Last Applicant.

Student Union Sabino (Seats 87)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Megan Beatie, Rebecca Hanover
Moderator: Lynn Wiese Sneyd
Twists, Turns, Tantalizing Plots
Join authors Jillian Cantor, Jennifer Croft and Rebecca Hanover as they discuss the complexities of crafting a plot that will keep readers guessing and frantically turning the page. From unexpected twists and turns, missing characters, and unreliable characters this panel will have you on the edge of your seat.

Integrated Learning Center Room 150 (Seats 155, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Multigenre
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Jillian Cantor, Jennifer Croft, Rebecca Hanover
Moderator: Irene McKisson

Books:
The Last Applicant
A Novel
Mystery / Thrillers
Amazon Publishing
October 2023
ISBN 9781662509285
317 pages

The Similars
Children
Sourcebooks Fire
January 2019
ISBN 9781492691808
416 pages