Hudson Valley YA Society: The Fierce Reads Tour
This event will be held at Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck, NY.
Join us for our June Hudson Valley YA Society event! This month we're hosting the Fierce Reads Tour, including authors Anna Banks (Of Poseidon), Leigh Bardugo (Shadow & Bone), Jennifer Bosworth (Struck), Emmy Laybourne (Monument 14), and Caragh O'Brien (Prized).
A monthly series, the HVYAS brings the best and brightest YA authors to the Hudson Valley in a memorable and fun party-like "literary salon" atmosphere, with refreshments, conversation, and giveaways for attendees. Sign up for the HVYAS Newsletter!
Anna Banks grew up in a quiet little town called Niceville (yes, really), as the youngest of seven children. She lives in the Florida Panhandle with her husband and nine-year-old daughter.
Leigh Bardugo was born in Jerusalem, raised in Los Angeles, and graduated from Yale University. She is fond of glamour, ghouls, and costuming, and gets to indulge all of these fancies in her other life as a makeup artist.
Jennifer Bosworth is a screenwriter who lives in Los Angeles.
Emmy Laybourne is a screenwriter, lyricist, and actress. She has acted in movies, television, and improv groups including Chicago City Limits. She lives in Chestnut Ridge, New York, with her husband and their two children.
Caragh O’Brien has been a high school teacher, a published author of romance novels, and now a novelist for teens. Birthmarked was her first young adult novel and was nominated for the YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults. The follow-up, Prized, is available now, and the third book in the trilogy, Promised, will be published in October 2012.