Tucson Festival of Books

Sapphic, Sapphic, Sapphic


Sapphic romance is a love story with a happy ending, centering women who love women. There has been a delightful rise in sapphic romance in recent years, and these three authors are at the forefront of the movement.


Panelists
Anita Kelly

Originally from a small town in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania, Anita Kelly now lives in the Pacific Northwest with their family. An educator by day, they write romance that celebrates queer love in all its infinite possibilities....

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J. Vanessa Lyon

J. Vanessa Lyon is the author of "The Groves" (an Audible Original),"Meet Me in Madrid," under the pseudonym Verity Lowell and most recently "Lush Lives." A James Baldwin fellow at MacDowell and Fulbright Scholar, she is an art historian and former appraiser who teaches at Bennington College in Vermont....

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Amy Spalding

Amy Spalding is the author of several novels, including the best-selling "For Her Consideration," "We Used to Be Friends" and "The Summer of Jordi Perez (and the Best Burger in Los Angeles)", which was named a best book of 2018 by NPR, the Boston Globe, Kirkus Reviews and more....

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Books:
How You Get the Girl
Anita Kelly
Romance
Grand Central Publishing
February 2024
ISBN 9781538754917
384 pages
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Lush Lives
J. Vanessa Lyon
Romance
Roxane Gay Books
January 2023
ISBN 9780802161987
352 pages
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At Her Service
Amy Spalding
Romance
Kensington Publishing Corporation
February 2024
ISBN 9781496739537
320 pages
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