March 2022

Fantasy Worlds of Power and Deception

Join these three young adult authors who build dark fantasy worlds and high-octane tales of power, betrayal, sacrifice and love set in Greek mythology, ancient Arabia and treacherous deserts. These haunting tales grab hold of the reader and don't let go.

Alexandra Bracken

Alexandra Bracken is the number one New York Times best-selling author of The Darkest Minds series and Passenger series. Born and raised in Arizona, she moved east to study history and English at the College of William and Mary in Virginia....

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Hafsah Faizal

Hafsah Faizal is the New York Times best-selling author of "We Hunt the Flame" and "We Free the Stars." A Forbes 30 under 30 honoree, she is also the founder of IceyDesigns, where she creates websites for authors and beauteous goodies for everyone else....

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Mark Oshiro

Mark Oshiro is the award-winning author of the young adult novels "Anger Is a Gift" and" Each of Us is a Desert." Their middle grade debut, "The Insiders," will be released in late 2021. When they are not writing, they run the online Mark Does Stuff universe and are trying to pet every dog in the world....

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Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

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Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
William & Mary Ross Foundation

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Early Childhood Learning is Essential
Marshall Foundation

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