A Virtual Festival Saturday, March 6 and Sunday, March 7, 2021

Strong Female Protagonists

Lisa Gardner and J.A. Jance have relied heavily through the years on strong female characters who succeed in roles traditionally held by men. Not only did they pave the way for these kind of books, they opened the door for these kind of people. Let's talk about that today!

Lisa Gardner

Lisa Gardner is the New York Times best-selling author of suspense novels, including "The Neighbor," which won Thriller of the Year from the International Thriller Writers.  Gardner has written 23 suspense novels that have become New York Times best-sellers....

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J. A. Jance

Inspired by Frank Baum's Wizard of Oz series, J.A. Jance knew that she wanted to be a writer since she was in the second grade. J. A. Jance is the New York Times bestselling author of the J.P. Beaumont series, the Joanna Brady series, the Ali Reynolds series and five interrelated thrillers about the Walker family as well as a volume of poetry....

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Before She Disappeared
Lisa Gardner
Mystery / Thrillers
Penguin Publishing Group
January 2021
ISBN 9781524745042
cl, 400 pages
$27.00, INSTORE
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When You See Me
A Novel
Lisa Gardner
Mystery / Thrillers
Penguin Publishing Group
October 2020
ISBN 9781524745028
Paperback, 496 pages
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Missing and Endangered
A Brady Novel of Suspense
J. A. Jance
Mystery / Thrillers
William Morrow
February 2021
ISBN 9780062853462
cloth, 384 pages
$28.99, INSTORE
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Credible Threat
J. A. Jance
Mystery / Thrillers
Simon and Schuster
June 2020
ISBN 9781982131074
Hardcover, 336 pages
$27.99, INSTORE
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Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

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Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
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William & Mary Ross Foundation

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Early Childhood Learning is Essential
Marshall Foundation

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