Tucson Festival of Books

Jillian Cantor

Galen Evans

The Hameroff Law Firm, P.C.

Tucson's Jillian Cantor has written 12 novels for teens and adults, the latest being "The Fiction Writer," released in November. Her previous book, "Beautiful Little Fools," was a Gatsby tale told from the perspective of Fitzgerald's women. Her works have been chosen for the Indie Next, LibraryReads and Amazon Best of the Month lists and have been translated into 14 languages. Born and raised in a suburb of Philadelphia, Jillian has a Bachelor of Arts from Pennsylvania State University and an Master of Fine Arts from the University of Arizona.

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Communities: Arizona Author, Tucsonan

Scheduled events:
Authors With Books About Authors
Three accomplished writers delve into the intriguing world of literature within literature. These authors, whose books prominently feature writer protagonists, will share their insights on the challenges and joys of creating characters who mirror their own craft. Discover the creative depths of storytelling as they unravel the unique dynamics, inspirations, and pitfalls of weaving the lives of writers into their fictional narratives.

Koffler Room 218 (Seats 142, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 9, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Fiction / Literature
Signing area: Sales & Signing Area - UA BookStore Tent (on Mall) (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Jillian Cantor, Asha Lemmie, Zibby Owens
Moderator: Pamela Treadwell-Rubin
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
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

The Fiction Writer
A Novel
Fiction / Literature
Harlequin Enterprises ULC
November 2023
ISBN 9780778334187
304 pages
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Beautiful Little Fools
A Novel
Fiction / Literature
HarperCollins Publishers
January 2022
ISBN 9780063051263
368 pages
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