HUDSON VALLEY YA SOCIETY: featuring Justine Larbalestier and Scott Westerfeld
This event will be held at Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck, NY.
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.
JUSTINE LARBALESTIER's Razorhurst is a historical thriller with a paranormal twist. Set in Sydney’s deadly Razorhurst neighborhood, 1932. Gloriana Nelson and Mr. Davidson, two ruthless mob bosses, have reached a fragile peace—one maintained by “razor men.” Kelpie, orphaned and homeless, is blessed (and cursed) with the ability to see Razorhurst’s many ghosts. They tell her secrets the living can’t know about the cracks already forming in the mobs’ truce. Justine Larbalestier is an Australian writer of young-adult fiction best known for the 2009 novel Liar. Her surname has been pronounced in several different ways.
#1 New York Times Bestselling author SCOTT WESTERFELD's teen novels include the Uglies series, the Leviathan and Midnighters trilogies, and the so-called "NYC Trilogy": So Yesterday, Peeps, and The Last Days. Scott was born in Texas, and alternates summers between Sydney, Australia, and New York City. His latest book Afterworlds Darcy Patel has put college on hold to publish her teen novel. With a contract in hand, she arrives in New York City with no apartment, no friends, and all the wrong clothes. But lucky for Darcy, she’s taken under the wings of other seasoned and fledgling writers who help her navigate the city and the world of writing and publishing.