T. J. Newman: Falling: A Novel
LOCATION: LIVE at Changing Hands Phoenix + Streaming LIVE on Zoom

Former Changing Hands bookseller and local author T. J. Newman presents her debut novel. 

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BIG NEWS! This will be our first hybrid event—simultaneously virtual on Zoom and in-person, streaming live from Changing Hands Phoenix. If you're fully vaccinated and would like to attend in person, please note that the purchase of Falling from Changing Hands Bookstore is required

About the LIVE event:

  • Purchase of Falling from Changing Hands is required for admission.
  • Our store closes to the public at 7pm. This event will happen after hours.
  • We're capping the event at 80 attendees and setting up the space to allow for social distancing.
  • Masks required for everyone in the signing line.
  • Our bookstore and First Draft Book Bar will be open during the event.

Attending virtually? 

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*Our Zoom events are password-protected with wait rooms enabled. The password is entered automatically by clicking the event link when logged in to a Zoom account. We'll admit guests shortly before 6PM and throughout the event. If you join late, please be patient—we'll admit you when we see you.



“Stunning and relentless. This is Jaws at 35,000 feet.” —Don Winslow
Falling is the best kind of thriller…Nonstop, totally authentic suspense.” —James Patterson
“The perfect summer thriller. Relentlessly paced and unforgettable.” —Janet Evanovich

On a crowded flight from Los Angeles to New York, passengers are unaware that the pilot’s family has been kidnapped and the pilot must crash the plane to save them. Newman is a flight attendant herself and came up with the idea during a work shift when the passengers were sleeping. She began writing Falling on napkins while working her red-eye shifts. As James Patterson says, "Falling is the best king of thriller. Characters you care deeply about. Nonstop, totally authentic suspense."

T. J. Newman, 36, is a former Changing Hands bookseller turned flight attendant. After completing a draft of her novel, she tried finding an agent but was rejected 41 times before being taken on by Shane Salerno of The Story Factory, where other writers include Don Winslow and Janet Evanovich.