Tucson Festival of Books

Liz Kerin (she/her)



Lee Jameson

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Liz Kerin is the author of "Night's Edge," and she is a playwright, screenwriter and graduate of the Rita and Burton Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing at New York University Tisch School of the Arts. She is also the author of "The Phantom Forest." She lives in Southern California.

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Scheduled events:
Do Cell Phones Ruin Everything?
In a world with the internet and smart phones, it's harder to create situations where protagonists can't call for help or Google a solution. So how can a storyteller still build suspense and a sense of danger when modern technology puts the world at our fingertips?

Integrated Learning Center Room 141 (Seats 120, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Seth Dickinson, Liz Kerin, Jonathan Maberry, David Slayton
Moderator: Toby Wehner
Writing Fantasy in the Desert
So many fantasy stories are set in mountains or forests or coastal cities. Liz Kerin and Moses Ose Utomi chose the path less traveled and set their books in deserts. So why a desert setting? What unique advantages or disadvantages are there to setting a fantasy story in a desert? Why aren't more stories set in deserts?

Koffler Room 216 (Seats 89, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Liz Kerin, Moses Utomi
Moderator: Victoria Salajko
Workshop: Fantasy as Memoir
Today we will discuss ways to tell deeply personal stories by using fantasy/horror tropes, which allow for the artistic freedom of fiction without exposing yourself or loved ones. Maybe we'll even brainstorm together about what all these different fantasy tropes can represent in our modern world and relationships.

Integrated Learning Center Room 119 (Seats 60)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 10, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - Integrated Learning Center (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Liz Kerin

Books:
Night's Edge
A Novel
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Tor Publishing Group
March 2024
ISBN 9781250835697
304 pages

The Phantom Forest
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Inkshares
July 2019
ISBN 9781947848993
336 pages