Tucson Festival of Books

Setting the Pace


Authors Nina Simon, Sara Shepard, and Sarah Tomlinson discuss the art of creating a well paced narrative that has been deftly plotted to create tension as well as having well developed and flawed characters. This panel will bring insight into balancing the plot with the characters.


Panelists
Sara Shepard

Sara Shepard is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of the "Pretty Little Liars" series, the "Lying Game" series, "The Heiresses," "The Elizas," the "Perfectionists" series, "Reputation" and "Safe in My Arms....

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Nina Simon

Nina Simon is The New York Times best-selling debut author of “Mother-Daughter Murder Night." “Mother-Daughter Murder Night," a Reese's Book Club pick, is a big-hearted whodunit about a grandmother, mother and daughter trio who solve the murder of a naturalist who washes up on their doorstep in the Monterey Bay....

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Sarah Tomlinson

Sarah Tomlinson, a former music journalist, has been a ghostwriter since 2008, penning more than 20 books, including five New York Times best-sellers. In 2015, she published the father-daughter memoir, "Good Girl....

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Books:
Nowhere Like Home
A Novel
Sara Shepard
Fiction / Literature
Penguin
February 2024
ISBN 9780593186961
336 pages
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Mother-Daughter Murder Night
A Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick
Nina Simon
Mystery / Thrillers
HarperCollins Publishers
January 2023
ISBN 9780063315044
368 pages
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The Last Days of the Midnight Ramblers
A Novel
Sarah Tomlinson
Fiction / Literature
Flatiron Books
February 2024
ISBN 9781250890481
304 pages