Tucson Festival of Books

Historical Romance Done Differently


When we think of historical romance, we think of formal balls and house parties, often centered in British mansions and featuring well-heeled elites. In this session, our authors will discuss historic novels featuring members of socially excluded groups ... characters living in places and spaces well beyond the usual settings.


Panelists
Liana De La Rosa

Liana De la Rosa is a historical romance author who writes diverse characters in the Regency and Victorian periods. Liana has an English degree from the University of Arizona, and in her past life she owned a mystery shopping company and sold pecans for a large farm....

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Diana Quincy

Best-selling author Diana Quincy is a former television journalist who decided she would rather make up stories where a happy ending is always guaranteed. Since her 2013 debut, Quincy's books have landed on annual “Best of” lists in Library Journal and The Washington Post....

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Beverly Jenkins

Beverly Jenkins is the award-winning author of several historical romances and works of contemporary fiction centering around Black characters. Her first romance, “Night Song,” was published in 1994....

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Tia Williams

Tia Williams had a 15-year career as a beauty editor for magazines including Elle, Glamour, Lucky, Teen People and Essence. In 2004, she pioneered the beauty-blog industry with her award-winning site, "Shake Your Beauty....

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Books:
Ana María and The Fox
Liana De La Rosa
Romance
Penguin Publishing Group
April 2023
ISBN 9780593440889
352 pages
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The Duke Gets Desperate
A Novel
Diana Quincy
Romance
HarperCollins Publishers
September 2023
ISBN 9780063247499
384 pages
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A Christmas to Remember
Beverly Jenkins
Romance
HarperCollins Publishers
October 2023
ISBN 9780063018211
304 pages
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A Love Song for Ricki Wilde
Tia Williams
Romance
Grand Central Publishing
January 2024
ISBN 9781538726709
352 pages
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