Tucson Festival of Books

AMA - Romance Author Edition


It's time for Ask Me (Almost) Anything: Romance Author Edition! If there's a question you have for one of our authors that didn't quite fit with the themes of the weekend's panels, now's your chance.


Panelists
Liana De La Rosa

Liana De la Rosa is a historical romance author who writes diverse characters in the Regency and Victorian periods. Liana has an English degree from the University of Arizona, and in her past life she owned a mystery shopping company and sold pecans for a large farm....

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Stacey Cochran

Stacey Cochran is the author of four previous novels including "Eddie & Sunny," which was adapted into a major motion picture starring Gabriel Luna and Joanna Vanderham. Stacey was a finalist for the 2011 James Hurst Prize for fiction, a finalist for the 2004 St....

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Helena Greer

Helena Greer was born and raised in Tucson, and her heart still lives there although she no longer does. After earning a Bachelor of Arts in writing and mythology and a master's degree in library science, she spent several years blogging about librarianship before returning to writing creatively....

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Anita Kelly

Originally from a small town in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, Anita Kelly now lives in the Pacific Northwest with their family. An educator by day, they write romance that celebrates queer love in all its infinite possibilities....

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Alicia Thompson

Alicia Thompson is a writer, reader and Paramore superfan. As a teen, she appeared in an episode of "48 hours" in the audience of a local murder trial, where she broke the fourth wall by looking directly into the camera....

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Lydia Andres

Lydia San Andres (She/Her) lives and writes in the tropics, where she can be found reading, sipping coffee, and making excuses to stay out of the sun. As much as she enjoys air conditioning, she can sometimes be lured outside with the promise of cookies and picnics....

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Diana Quincy

Best-selling author Diana Quincy is a former television journalist who decided she would rather make up stories where a happy ending is always guaranteed. Since her 2013 debut, Quincy's books have landed on annual “Best of” lists in Library Journal and The Washington Post....

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Beverly Jenkins

Beverly Jenkins is the award-winning author of several historical romances and works of contemporary fiction centering around Black characters. Her first romance, “Night Song,” was published in 1994....

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Rachel Katz

Rachel Runya Katz is a contemporary romance writer living in Seattle with her partner, her cat and far too many houseplants. She has a doctorate in biomedical engineering, which is minimally helpful for this endeavor....

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Dominic Lim

Dominic Lim’s debut novel, "All the Right Notes," has received starred reviews from Booklist and Library Journal and has been named a best new book or most anticipated novel by USA Today, the SF Chronicle, Goodreads, BookRiot, Buzzfeed and Entertainment Weekly, who called it “a swoony, joyful rom-com to take readers into a love story worthy of a Broadway stage....

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J. Vanessa Lyon

J. Vanessa Lyon is the author of "The Groves" (an Audible Original),"Meet Me in Madrid," under the pseudonym Verity Lowell and most recently "Lush Lives." A James Baldwin fellow at MacDowell and Fulbright Scholar, she is an art historian and former appraiser who teaches at Bennington College in Vermont....

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Emily Michel

Emily Michel read her first fairy tale before kindergarten and has been fascinated with speculative fiction of all kinds ever since. She’s traveled the world as a military family member, calling many places in the US and Europe home....

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Jodie Slaughter

Jodie Slaughter is an accomplished young author whose literary talents have captivated readers in the romance genre. With a unique blend of sharp wit and emotional resonance, she has an innate ability to create relatable characters and engaging narratives that resonate with a wide audience....

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Jo Segura

Jo Segura lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and doggo, who vies for her attention with his sweet puppy dog eyes whenever she's trying to write (her dog, that is... though sometimes her husband, too)....

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Books:
Ana MarĂ­a and The Fox
Liana De La Rosa
Romance
Penguin Publishing Group
April 2023
ISBN 9780593440889
352 pages
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Jordan Version 3.2
Stacey Cochran
Romance
BLANK SLATE Press
February 2024
ISBN 9781943075812
332 pages
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For Never and Always
Helena Greer
Romance
Grand Central Publishing
January 2023
ISBN 9781538706558
368 pages
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How You Get the Girl
Anita Kelly
Romance
Grand Central Publishing
February 2024
ISBN 9781538754917
384 pages
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With Love, from Cold World
Alicia Thompson
Romance
Penguin
August 2023
ISBN 9780593438671
400 pages
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The Duke Gets Desperate
A Novel
Diana Quincy
Romance
HarperCollins Publishers
September 2023
ISBN 9780063247499
384 pages
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A Christmas to Remember
Beverly Jenkins
Romance
HarperCollins Publishers
October 2023
ISBN 9780063018211
304 pages
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All the Right Notes
Dominic Lim
Romance
Grand Central Publishing
January 2023
ISBN 9781538725382
384 pages
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Lush Lives
J. Vanessa Lyon
Romance
Roxane Gay Books
January 2023
ISBN 9780802161987
352 pages
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Thank You for Sharing
A Novel
Rachel Katz
Romance
St. Martin's Publishing Group
September 2023
ISBN 9781250888297
352 pages
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Play to Win
A Novel
Jodie Slaughter
Romance
St. Martin's Publishing Group
July 2023
ISBN 9781250821843
320 pages
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Raiders of the Lost Heart
Jo Segura
Romance
Penguin
December 2023
ISBN 9780593547465
368 pages
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The Return of His Caribbean Heiress
Lydia Andres
Nuestras Raices
Harlequin Enterprises ULC
January 2024
ISBN 9781335595973
288 pages
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