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Magical History Panel at the 2018 Tucson Festival of books
Join Gail Carriger, Beth Cato and Mindy Tarquini, all wonderful authors of novels filled with wonderous magic and mystery as they discuss their points of view on alternative earth histories where magic, the paranormal or time travel are real.
“Why use magic at all?”
“How d you know there wasn’t vampires and werewolves running around Victorian England?”
“I want to write about airships!”
"And that is Steampunk ladies and gentlemen!"
"...love steampunk and make it their own!"
This panel was moderated by our friend David Lee Summers!
NYT Bestseller Gail Carriger writes comedies of manners mixed with paranormal romance (and the sexy San Andreas Shifter series as G.L. Carriger). Her books include the Parasol Protectorate, Custard Protocol, and Supernatural Society series for adults, and the Finishing School series for young adults. She is published in many languages and has over a dozen NYT bestsellers. She was once an archaeologist and is fond of shoes, octopuses, and tea.
Join the Chirrup for sneak peeks & giveaways! http://gailcarriger.com/chirrup and her amazon page at https://www.amazon.com/Gail-Carriger/e/B002BML6TE/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1520798068&sr=8-2-ent
Beth Cato hails from Hanford, California, but currently writes and bakes cookies in a lair west of Phoenix, Arizona. She shares the household with a hockey-loving husband, a numbers-obsessed son, and a cat the size of a canned ham.
She's the author of THE CLOCKWORK DAGGER (a 2015 Locus Award finalist for First Novel) and THE CLOCKWORK CROWN (an RT Reviewers' Choice Finalist) from Harper Voyager. Her novella WINGS OF SORROW AND BONE was a 2016 Nebula nominee. BREATH OF EARTH begins a new steampunk series set in an alternate history 1906 San Francisco.
Follow her at BethCato.com and on Twitter at @BethCato and her amazon page at https://www.amazon.com/Beth-Cato/e/B006S84MNO/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1520798286&sr=8-2-ent
Raised by traditional people in a modern world, Mindy Tarquini is a second-generation Italian American who grew up believing dreams are prophecy, the devil steals lost objects, and an awkward glance can invite the evil eye.
She’s served as assistant editor with the Lascaux Review, also Spinetingler Magazine, and is a member of the Perley Station Writers’ Colony. Her work has won recognition from the Philadelphia City Paper, the Maui Writer’s Conference, and the Oklahoma Writer’s Federation.
A native Philadelphian, Mindy packed up her pizza stone and westward-ho’d. She now resides in Phoenix, where she divides her time between writing and wrestling with her pasta maker.
Mindy loves writing heroines with special powers. Alas, she has none herself. Find out more at her Amazon writers page at https://www.amazon.com/Mindy-Tarquini/e/B01DHO8THG/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1520798670&sr=1-2-ent
David Lee Summers is an author, editor and astronomer living somewhere between the western and final frontiers in Southern New Mexico. He is the author of ten novels. His short stories and poems have appeared in numerous magazines including Cemetery Dance, Realms of Fantasy, Star*Line, and The Santa Clara Review. David is also the founding editor of Tales of the Talisman Magazine. When he's not writing, he operates telescopes at Kitt Peak National Observatory.
Check out David’s amazon authors page and the ton of great books he’s written!
Thank you to the panelists, moderator, and the wonderful Tucson Festival of Books!
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