Tucson Festival of Books

Character Creation


Attention aspiring authors: Don't miss this session with three award-winning authors. They will reveal how they create living, breathing characters who readers will want to follow. Learn from the experts!


Panelists
Julie Carrick Dalton

As a journalist, Julie Carrick Dalton has published more than a thousand articles in The Boston Globe, BusinessWeek, The Hollywood Reporter, Orion Magazine, Electric Literature and other publications. A Tin House and Bread Loaf alum, and graduate of GrubStreet’s Novel Incubator, Dalton holds a master’s degree in literature and creative writing from Harvard Extension School....

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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Jonathan Maberry

Jonathan Maberry is a New York Times bestseller, five-time Bram Stoker Award-winner, anthology editor, comic book writer, executive producer, magazine feature writer, playwright and writing teacher/lecturer....

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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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Books:
The Last Beekeeper
Julie Carrick Dalton
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Tor Publishing Group
March 2023
ISBN 9781250269218
384 pages

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

Son of the Poison Rose
A Kagen the Damned Novel
Jonathan Maberry
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
St. Martin's Publishing Group
January 2023
ISBN 9781250783998
704 pages

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