Tucson Festival of Books

Krystal Marquis (she/her/hers)



Kimberly Marquis

Krystal Marquis happily spends most of her time in libraries and used bookstores. She studied biology at Boston College and University of Connecticut and now works as an environmental, health and safety manager for an online retailer. A lifelong reader, Marquis began researching and writing on a dare to complete the NaNoWriMo Challenge, resulting in the first partial draft of "The Davenports." When not writing or planning trips to local bookstores to discover her next favorite romance, Marquis enjoys hiking, expanding her shoe collection and plotting ways to create her own Jurassic Park.

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Scheduled events:
YA Workshop: Writing Your Debut YA Novel
Three debut authors of new YA books will share their experiences in writing a debut YA novel, answer questions, and provide tips to teens and adults who want to write YA books. Their new books range from historical fiction to dystopia to dark fantasy.

UA Library YA /Room 254 Main Floor (Seats 55, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Teen
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Krystal Marquis, Samuel Miller, Jasmine Skye
Moderator: Jose Arizpe
Clashing Views: The Search for Voice and Love
Finding your own voice as a teen often leads to obstacles and clashes with family and friends who impose their views about life. In these YA books, teens search for voice and love as an African American teen growing up during the civil rights movement, a Korean American teen dealing with parental expectations, and an Iranian American facing discrimination after 9/11.

YA Author Stage (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Teen
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Krystal Marquis, Axie Oh, Arya Shahi
Moderator: Charlene Mendoza

Books:
The Davenports
Children
Penguin
January 2024
ISBN 9780593463345
400 pages
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The Davenports
Children
Penguin Young Readers Group
January 2023
ISBN 9780593463338
384 pages
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