Tucson Festival of Books

Vampires, Horror, and Justice: Embrace the Night


The combination of the danger and allure of vampires entices readers. Authors of three new vampire books talk about their most recent books and why vampires raise both feelings of horror and issues of justice. Shelby Mahurin, author of the Serpent and Dove series, shares her new dark fantasy, "Scarlet Veil," while Hafsah Faizal, author of the We Hunt the Flame duology, shares her new book in the Blood and Tea duology, and Roseanne Browne shares her Serwa Boateng series.


Panelists
Roseanne A. Brown

Roseanne A. Brown is an immigrant from the West African nation of Ghana and a graduate of the University of Maryland, where she completed the Jimenez-Porter Writers' House program. Her debut novel, "A Song of Wraiths and Ruin," was an instant New York Times best-seller, an Indie Bestseller and received six starred reviews....

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Hafsah Faizal

Hafsah Faizal is The New York Times best-selling author of "We Hunt the Flame," "We Free the Stars" and "A Tempest of Tea." She is the founder of IceyDesigns, where she creates websites for authors and beauteous goodies for everyone else....

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Shelby Mahurin

Shelby Mahurin is The New York Times best-selling author of the "Serpent & Dove" trilogy. Her new book is "The Scarlet Veil." She grew up on a small farm in rural Indiana where sticks became wands and cows became dragons....

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Books:
A Tempest of Tea
Hafsah Faizal
Children
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
February 2024
ISBN 9780374389406
352 pages
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The Scarlet Veil
Shelby Mahurin
Children
HarperCollins Publishers
September 2023
ISBN 9780063258754
640 pages
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Rick Riordan Presents: Serwa Boateng's Guide to Witchcraft and Mayhem
Roseanne A. Brown
Children
Disney Publishing Worldwide
January 2023
ISBN 9781368066464
304 pages
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Rick Riordan Presents Serwa Boateng's Guide to Vampire Hunting (a Serwa Boateng Novel, Book 1)
Roseanne A. Brown
Children
Disney Publishing Worldwide
January 2022
ISBN 9781368066365
400 pages

Serpent and Dove
Shelby Mahurin
Children
HarperCollins Publishers
January 2020
ISBN 9780062878038
519 pages