Tucson Festival of Books

Authors With Books About Authors


Three accomplished writers delve into the intriguing world of literature within literature. These authors, whose books prominently feature writer protagonists, will share their insights on the challenges and joys of creating characters who mirror their own craft. Discover the creative depths of storytelling as they unravel the unique dynamics, inspirations, and pitfalls of weaving the lives of writers into their fictional narratives.


Panelists
Jillian Cantor

Tucson's Jillian Cantor has written 12 novels for teens and adults, the latest being "The Fiction Writer," released in November. Her previous book, "Beautiful Little Fools," was a Gatsby tale told from the perspective of Fitzgerald's women....

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Asha Lemmie

Asha Lemmie is The New York Times best-selling author of "Fifty Words For Rain" and "The Wildest Sun." She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Boston College and is currently a graduate student at Columbia University....

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Zibby Owens

Zibby Owens is an author, publisher, award-winning podcaster, CEO, bookstore owner and mom of four. Creator and host of the award-winning, daily podcast "Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books," Owens is also the founder and CEO of Zibby Media, dubbed “the Zibby-verse” by the L....

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Books:
The Fiction Writer
A Novel
Jillian Cantor
Fiction / Literature
Harlequin Enterprises ULC
November 2023
ISBN 9780778334187
304 pages
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The Wildest Sun
A Novel
Asha Lemmie
Fiction / Literature
Penguin
December 2023
ISBN 9780593185711
336 pages
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Following her New York Times bestselling debut Fifty Words for Rain , Asha Lemmie's next sweeping and evocative novel follows a young woman escaping her past in postwar Paris as she searches for the larger-than-life man she believes to be her father. More/less

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A Novel
Zibby Owens

Amazon Publishing
February 2024
ISBN 9781662516702
268 pages