Tucson Festival of Books

Unlikely Friends


Authors Kim Harrison, Constancy Fay, Olivie Blake, and Tracy Wolff discuss creating ensemble casts. Are two characters better than one? How do you create characters with unique perspectives? How do the characters work together? Maybe they don’t always get along. Discover how these authors develop each character and create witty banter, tense scenes, and ultimately a group that you just can't help rooting for.


Panelists
Olivie Blake

Olivie Blake is a New York Times best-selling author of many novels, including "The Atlas Six" and "Alone with You in the Ether." As Alexene Farol Follmuth, she is also the author of the young adult rom-coms "My Mechanical Romance" and "Twelfth Knight....

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Kim Harrison

Kim Harrison is best known as the author of The New York Times #1 best-selling Hollows series, but she has written more than urban fantasy and has published more than two dozen books spanning the gamut from young adult, accelerated-science thriller, several anthologies and has scripted two original graphic novels set in the Hollows universe....

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Tracy Wolff

New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Tracy Wolff wrote her first short story in second grade. By 10, she’d read everything in the young adult and classics sections of her local bookstore....

Constance Fay

Constance Fay writes the Uncharted Hearts series, which begins with "Calamity." Her short fiction can be found in the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Catscast podcast and other publications. She has a background in medical device Research and Development and lives in Colorado with a cat who edits all her work first....

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Books:
Three Kinds of Lucky
Kim Harrison
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Penguin
March 2024
ISBN 9780593437476
464 pages

Star Bringer
Tracy Wolff
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Entangled Publishing, LLC
July 2023
ISBN 9781649374066
608 pages
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Calamity
Constance Fay
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Tor Publishing Group
November 2023
ISBN 9781250330413
320 pages
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The Atlas Complex
Olivie Blake
Sci-Fi / Fantasy / Horror
Tor Publishing Group
January 2024
ISBN 9781250855138
496 pages
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