HUDSON VALLEY YA SOCIETY: Lauren Morrill, Lauren Oliver, Jess Rothenberg & Nova Ren Suma
This event will be held at Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck, NY.
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In Lauren Morrill's latest novel Meant To Be - It's one thing to fall head over heels into a puddle of hazelnut coffee, and quite another to fall for the—gasp—wrong guy. But this spring break, Julia's rules are about to get defenestrated (SAT word: to be thrown from a window) when she's partnered with her personal nemesis on a school trip to London. After one wild party, Julia starts receiving romantic texts . . . from an unknown number! Jason promises to help discover the identity of her mysterious new suitor if she agrees to break a few rules along the way. And thus begins a wild goose chase through London, leading Julia closer and closer to the biggest surprise of all: true love. Photo: Vania Stoyanova
Lauren Oliver was primarily raised in Westchester, New York. Requiem is the exciting finale to her New York Times bestselling Delirium trilogy, and is a riveting blend of nonstop action and forbidden romance in a dystopian United States. Now an active member of the resistance, Lena has transformed. The nascent rebellion that was underway in Pandemonium has ignited into an all-out revolution in Requiem, and Lena is at the center of the fight. Oliver is also known for writing the young reader’s novels, Liesl and Po and The Spindlers. She originally engaged in creative writing by writing sequels for the characters in the various novels she had read. Both of her parents were literature professors, so they had always encouraged her creativity. Photo © Jonathan Alpeyrie
Jess Rothenberg is the author of The Catastrophic History of You and Me, in which Brie's life ends at sixteen: Her boyfriend tells her he doesn't love her, and the news breaks her heart--literally. But now that she's D&G (dead and gone), Brie is about to discover that love is way more complicated than she ever imagined. Rothenberg grew up in Charleston, South Carolina, graduated from Vassar College, and spent most of her twenties editing books for teens and middle grade readers. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, where she writes full-time, dances interpretively, and dreams of one day owning a sheepdog named Leo.
Nova Ren Suma is the author of the YA novel Imaginary Girls and Fade Out. She will talk about her new novel, 17 & Gone, in which seventeen-year-old Lauren is having visions of girls who have gone missing. As Lauren struggles to shake these nightmares, impossible questions demand urgent answers: Why are the girls speaking to Lauren? How can she help them? And . . . is she next? Nova has an MFA in fiction from Columbia University and a BA in writing & photography from Antioch College. She’s been awarded fiction fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Corporation of Yaddo, the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, the Millay Colony, and, twice, from the MacDowell Colony. She was selected to attend the 2012 Launch Pad Workshop, a NASA-funded astronomy workshop for writers, and teaching YA novel writing with Mediabistro. She grew up in small towns across the Hudson Valley and now lives in New York City.