Tucson Festival of Books

Making It Up


Novelists don't get their ideas fully formed or from any one place in particular. Their stories evolve over time. They make things up as they go along. Since the creative process has no rules, do authors create rules of their own? How do they know how far they can go?


Panelists
Susan Dennard

Susan Dennard is the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of the Witchlands series (now in development for TV from the Jim Henson Company), and the Something Strange and Deadly series, in addition to various other fiction published online....

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Annalee Newitz

Annalee Newitz writes science fiction and nonfiction. They are the author of "Four Lost Cities: A Secret History of the Urban Age" and "Scatter, Adapt and Remember: How Humans Will Survive a Mass Extinction," which was a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize in science....

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Veronica Roth

Veronica Roth is the New York Times bestselling author of "Chosen Ones," the short story collection "The End and Other Beginnings," the Divergent series and the Carve Mark duology. She is also the guest editor of the most recent The Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy....

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Paul Tremblay

Paul Tremblay has won the Bram Stoker, British Fantasy and Massachusetts Book awards and is the author of "Survivor Song," "Growing Thins," "A Head Full of Ghosts," and his novel "The Cabin at the End of the World" is now a major motion picture under the title "Knock at the Cabin....

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Books:
The Luminaries
Susan Dennard
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Tor Publishing Group
November 2022
ISBN 9781250194046
304 pages

The Terraformers
Annalee Newitz
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Tor Publishing Group
January 2023
ISBN 9781250228017
352 pages

Arch-Conspirator
Veronica Roth
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Tor Publishing Group
February 2023
ISBN 9781250855466
128 pages

The Pallbearers Club
Paul Tremblay
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
HarperCollins Publishers
March 2023
ISBN 9780063069909
368 pages