Tucson Festival of Books

They've Been to Hell ... and Back

Jessica Roy and Terese Schlachter come to the festival with painfully difficult stories featuring characters who've felt fire and some rain as they dealt with terrorists. They emerged with scars, but still remarkably optimistic.

Jessica Roy

Jessica Roy is a journalist and editor who splits her time between Paris and the U.S. Previously, she served as the Digital Director of ELLE Magazine, where she oversaw content and strategy for ELLE....

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Terese Schlachter

Terese Schlachter is an author, video producer, writing coach, instructor and Chief Storyteller at Ridgeback Communications. She began her career in her hometown of Toledo, Ohio, as a reporter at WTVG-TV, botching several live reports before taking her place behind the camera as a producer....

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American Girls
One Woman's Journey into the Islamic State and Her Sister's Fight to Bring Her Home
Jessica Roy
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
January 2024
ISBN 9781982151317
352 pages
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Finding Waypoints
A Warrior's Journey Toward Peace and Purpose
Terese Schlachter
Memoir / Essays / Creative Nonfiction
November 2023
ISBN 9781639640249
320 pages
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