University of Arizona Campus  •  March 14 -15, 2020  •  9:30am to 5:30pm

From Fact to Fiction

Recent imbroglios within the American justice system, healthcare and politics have inspired hundreds of news stories ... and at least three new thrillers! In this session, authors Joseph Finder, Thomas Perry and Tom Rosenstiel will discuss the pros and cons of building story lines on real-life controversies.

Joseph Finder

Joseph Finder is the New York Times bestselling author of 14 previous suspense novels, including "The Switch," "The Fixer" and "Suspicion." He introduced private spy Nick Heller in "Vanished," an instant bestseller, and the continuing series includes "Buried Secrets" and "Guilty Minds....

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Thomas Perry

Thomas Perry is one of America's premier thriller writers and the Mysterious Press's bestselling author. His previous novel, "The Burglar," was set in Los Angeles. His new release, "A Small Town," is centered in small-town Colorado but features action-packed sequences across the country....

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Tom Rosenstiel

A keen observer of the inner workings of Washington, D.C. for three decades, Tom Rosenstiel is one of the country’s most recognized thinkers on the intersection of media and politics and the future of journalism....

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