March 2022

Tangled Webs of Magic and Intrigue

Three best-selling young adult fantasy authors tell stories of power and magic at war, including an alliance between an assasin and a queen, a search for an antidote, and a life in chaos. These stories focus on characters who face uncertainty about their real enemies.

Melissa de la Cruz

Melissa de la Cruz is the number one New York Times, number one Publisher’s Weekly and number one IndieBound best-selling author of many critically acclaimed and award-winning novels for readers of all ages....

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Adam Silvera

Adam Silvera is the New York Times best-selling author of "More Happy Than Not," "History Is All You Left Me," "They Both Die at the End," "Infinity Son" and, with Becky Albertalli, "What If It's Us." He was named a Publishers Weekly Flying Start for his debut....

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Crystal Smith

Crystal Smith is a writer, photographer and artist who developed an early love of storytelling in a family of voracious readers. Her books are "Bloodleaf" and "Greythorne." She resides in Utah with her high school sweetheart husband and two lively sons....

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Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

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Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
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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