THE HUDSON VALLEY YA SOCIETY PRESENTS THREE GREAT EVENTS TO KEEP TEENS READING ALL SUMMER LONG!

RHINEBECK, NY—The Hudson Valley Y.A. Society continues its 2016 season of monthly author panel events for Ages 12 to adult with three exciting line-ups for June, July and August!

The Y.A. Society was co-founded in 2010 by Literary Agent (and Oblong bookseller) Jennifer Laughran & Oblong co-owner Suzanna Hermans, and brings the best and brightest Young Adult authors to the Hudson Valley in a memorable and fun, party-like, “literary salon” atmosphere, with refreshments, conversation, and giveaways for attendees.

YA isn’t just for teens – the stories are just as compelling for adults too! The events are suitable for ages 12 and up.

Sunday, June 124pm
Hudson Valley YA Society – MAGIC & MYSTERY
KIMBERLY McCREIGHT, MARIE RUTKOWSKI, KARA THOMAS & CATHERINE EGAN
Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck, NY 12572

Kimberly McCreight is the New York Times bestselling author of Reconstructing Amelia, in her new novel OUTLIERS it all starts with a text: Please, Wylie, I need your help. Wylie hasn’t heard from Cassie in over a week, not since their last fight. But that doesn’t matter. Cassie’s in trouble, so Wylie decides to do what she has done so many times before: save her best friend from herself.

Marie Rutkowski‘s  latest YA novel THE WINNER’S KISS is the final book in her trilogy that also includes The Winner’s Curse and The Winner’s Crime.

Kara Thomas is the author of the Prep School Confidential series. In her new novel THE DARKEST CORNERS, there are ghosts around every corner in Fayette, Pennsylvania.

Catherine Egan  is the author of The Last Days of Tian Di trilogy. In her new novel (the first book in a stunning new trilogy) – JULIA VANISHES – Julia has the unusual ability to be . . . unseen.

FREE – RSVP REQUESTED
Ages 12 to Adult
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Event URL: http://www.oblongbooks.com/event/hudson-valley-ya-society-kimberly-mccreight-marie-rutkoski-kara-thomas-catherine-egan

 

Sunday, July 104pm
Hudson Valley YA Society
JENNIFER CASTLE, TARA ALTEBRANDO, LAURA STAMPLER & SARVENAZ TASH
Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck, NY 12572

Jennifer Castle is the award-winning author of The Beginning of After and You Look Different in Real Life, as well as the digital novella Playing Keira. In her new novel WHAT HAPPENS NOW, Ari Logan is battling to win her war against depression and the dark night she hurt herself on purpose.

Tara Altebrando  is the author of several middle grade and teen novels, including Roomies, an ALA 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults pick, co-written with Sara Zarr. In her new novel THE LEAVING, six kindergartners went missing without a trace eleven years ago. After all that time, the people left behind moved on, or tried to. Until today. Today five of those kids return.

Laura Stampler is a Californian turned New Yorker who has written about everything from dating to social media stars to social justice issues at Time magazineBusiness InsiderHuffington Post, and The Nation. When she isn’t writing, she’s probably looking at pug gifs on the Internet. LITTLE BLACK DRESSES, LITTLE WHITE LIES is her wickedly funny debut YA novel about a girl who lands a dream internship at a magazine in New York City.

Sarvanez Tash was born in Tehran, Iran and grew up on Long Island, NY. She is the author of Three Day Summer, and her latest novel is THE GEEKS GUIDE TO UNREQUITED LOVE. Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy…Archie and Veronica…Althena and Noth……Graham and Roxy?

FREE – RSVP REQUESTED
Ages 12 to Adult
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Event URL: http://www.oblongbooks.com/event/ya-society-jennifer-castle-tara-altebrando-laura-stampler-sarvenaz-tash

 

Sunday, August 144pm
Hudson Valley YA Society – INFINITE SUMMER
CARRIE FIRESTONE, AIMEE FRIEDMAN & KODY KEPLINGER
Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery Street, Rhinebeck, NY 12572

Carrie Firestone‘s YA debut THE LOOSE ENDS LIST is the perfect summer read! Seventeen-year-old Maddie O’Neill Levine lives a charmed life, and is primed to spend the perfect pre-college summer with her best friends and young-at-heart socialite grandmother (also Maddie’s closest confidante), tying up high school loose ends.

Aimee Friedman is a children’s book editor as well as a New York Times bestselling YA author whose titles include South Beach,The Year My Sister Got Lucky and Sea Change. In her latest novel TWO SUMMERS, Summer Everett makes a split-second decision, her summer divides into two parallel worlds.

Kody Keplinger is the New York Times bestselling author of The DuffLying Out Loud, Shut OutSecrets & Lies and A Midsummer’s Nightmare. In RUN Bo Dickinson is a girl with a wild reputation, a deadbeat dad, and a mama who’s not exactly sober most of the time. Agnes Atwood is legally blind, has never gone on a date, never even stayed out past ten, and never broken any of her parents’ overbearing rules. Despite everything, Bo and Agnes become best friends.

FREE – RSVP REQUESTED
Ages 12 to Adult
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Event URL: http://www.oblongbooks.com/event/ya-society-infinite-summer-carrie-firestone-aimee-friedman-and-kody-keplinger