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HUDSON VALLEY YA SOCIETY: Marissa Meyer - "Scarlet" - in conversation with Jean Feiwel & Liz Szabla
This event will be held at Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery St., Rhinebeck, NY.
Scan your Oblong receipt for SCARLET and enter here to get swag!
Oblong’s Hudson Valley YA Society is thrilled to host Marissa Meyer in a special, stand-alone February event! Marissa will be in conversation with her Publisher - Jean Feiwel and Editor - Liz Szabla.
In SCARLET, Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She's trying to break out of prison--even though if she succeeds, she'll be the Commonwealth's most wanted fugitive.
One of Marissa Meyer's first spoken words was “story”, and she wanted to be a writer since she first realized such a job existed.When she was fourteen her best friend introduced her to anime and fanfiction—over the years she would complete over forty Sailor Moon fanfics under the penname Alicia Blade. As Alicia Blade, she also published the novelette, “The Phantom of Linkshire Manor,” published in the gothic romance anthology "Bound in Skin" (CatsCurious Press, 2007).
Meyer earned her Bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing and Children’s Literature at Pacific Lutheran University, and went on to receive a Master’s degree in Publishing from Pace University. After working as an editor in Seattle for a while Meyer became a freelance typesetter and proofreader. With the publication of CINDER, her bestselling debut novel, and the first of "The Lunar Chronicles", Meyer became a full-time writer. She lives with her husband and three cats (Calexandria Josephine, Stormus Enormous, and Blackland Rockwell III), who go in and out, in and out, about eight hundred times a day.
Jean Feiwel is the Senior Vice President and Publisher of Feiwel and Friends and Square Fish imprints of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group. She spent over 20 years at Scholastic where she was the architect for their Trade Publishing programs and imprints, as well as the creator of bestselling series, including The Baby Sitters Club, Goosebumps, Animorphs, and Dear America. In 2006 she joined Macmillan and founded Feiwel and Friends and Square Fish, Macmillan’s paperback division. Feiwel and Friends publishes bestselling and acclaimed authors, including Nancy Tillman, Marissa Meyer, Catherynne M. Valente, Ann M. Martin, Michael Grant, Katherine Applegate, and James Preller. Square Fish was launched with the reissue of Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time Quintet and now published over 350 titles, including Speak, Tuck Everlasting, The Cricket in Times Square, and Nick Bruel’s Bad Kitty. In 2009, Feiwel was also named Publishing Director of Henry Holt Books for Young Readers. She lives in Westchester County with her family. Image by Gary Spector
Liz Szabla has worked in the book industry for over 30 years, starting as a bookseller in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is Editor-in-Chief of Feiwel and Friends, an imprint of the Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, where she edits picture books through YA, and works with new and established talent. Recent books she’s edited include the New York Times bestsellers Cinder by Marissa Meyer, and The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne Valente.