Tucson Festival of Books

Jasmine Skye (s/he, her/him, hers/his)


Jasmine Skye is a queer-romantic, grey-ace, bigender fantasy author. Growing up, Skye learned sword fighting, renaissance dancing and equestrian skills through the SCA, a medieval recreation society. In college, s/he studied Psychology, Anthropology (with a specialization in Native and Indigenous Studies) and Multidisciplinary Honors in Writing. S/he earned a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from the University of Southern Maine's Stonecoast Program. Skye owns two snakes and a dog, grew up with horses and chickens and will likely collect a menagerie by the time s/he's fifty. When not writing, s/he works with high schoolers across Texas as a DEI outreach coordinator. "Daughter of the Bone Forest" is Skye's debut novel.

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Communities: LGBTQ+, Gender Nonconforming


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
Dark Fantasy: Betrayal, Power, and Romance
Dark fantasy invites readers to enter worlds where betrayals by those in power are balanced with strong relationships and even romance. Marc Gregson's "Sky's End" involves a kill-or-be-killed competition, while Jasmine Skye's Daughter of the Bone Forest" mixes political betrayal with loyalty and love, and Amelie Wen Zhao immerses readers into Chinese mythology as teens fight demon gods in "Dark Star Burning, Ash Falls White."

YA Author Stage (Seats 100)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Teen
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Marc J. Gregson, Jasmine Skye, Amélie Wen Zhao
Moderator: Jana Maiuri

Book:
Daughter of the Bone Forest
Children
Feiwel & Friends
February 2024
ISBN 9781250872456
432 pages
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