Tucson Festival of Books

Jillian Hughes (she/her/hers)



Kimberly Dean

JT Kasper

Jillian Hughes is a New York Times best-selling author with her heart in the kids and family industry. She's a scriptwriter for National Geographic Kids' "Greeking Out" podcast series and has contributed to other platforms including Pinna, Tinkercast and iHeart. She also works as a copywriter crafting marketing collateral for numerous industries. While she enjoys working with all her clients, she is especially partial to collaborating with Kenny—who just happens to be her dad. She is the author of "Greeking Out: Epic Retellings of Classic Greek Myths."

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Scheduled events:
Greeking Out: A Drama Workshop for Children, Ages 8-12
Love Greek myths? Come to a workshop to create a live dramatic retelling of a Greek myth in the form of a live podcast. Kenny Curtis and Jillian Hughes created the popular Greeking Out podcast, which is now a new book, "Greeking Out."

Education Room 349 (Seats 48, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Children
Signing area: Signing Area - Children (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Kenny Curtis, Jillian Hughes
Moderator: Brittany Butler
Middle Grade Carousel: Action and Adventure
Meet a bunch of authors in 60 minutes as they share their new books filled with action and adventure. Each author will be seated at a table to talk with a small group about their newest book. Every eight minutes the authors will rotate to a new table in our version of author speed-dating.

Education Kiva 211 (Seats 200)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Children
Signing area: Signing Area - Children (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Kenny Curtis, Sayantani DasGupta, P. Djèlí Clark, Jillian Hughes, Rajani LaRocca, Lisa McMann, Matt McMann, Jennifer A. Nielsen, Misa Sugiura, Judd Winick
Moderators: Magdalena Castillo-Cockrum, Caryl Crowell
Greeking Out of Whatever After
Greek myths and fractured fairy tales have never been so much fun! Sarah Mlynowski's popular Whatever After tales use a mirror to transport two kids into fairy tales and are being transformed into graphic novels. Kenny Curtis and Jillian Hughes have drawn from their successful podcast to create humorous, playful retellings of Greek myths.

Education Room 353 (Seats 92, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Children
Signing area: Signing Area - Children (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Kenny Curtis, Jillian Hughes, Sarah Mlynowski
Moderator: Callie C. Miller

Book:
Greeking Out
Epic Retellings of Classic Greek Myths
Children
Disney Publishing Worldwide
September 2023
ISBN 9781426375965
192 pages
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