The Hudson Valley YA Society

Founded in 2010 by Jennifer Laughran & Suzanna Hermans, The Hudson Valley YA Society is a monthly
author event series at Oblong Books & Music in 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.
Pre-order personalized signed books for our upcoming events here.
Shop signed copies from past events here.

upcoming events...


@oblongirl's pick of the month

by Tommy Wallach

"A stunning debut!"— @oblongirl

Four high school seniors put their hopes, hearts, and humanity on the line as an asteroid hurtles toward Earth in this contemporary novel.

They always say that high school is the best time of your life. Peter, the star basketball player at his school, is worried “they” might actually be right. Meanwhile Eliza can’t wait to escape Seattle—and her reputation—and perfect-on-paper Anita wonders if admission to Princeton is worth the price of abandoning her real dreams. Andy, for his part, doesn’t understand all the fuss about college and career—the future can wait.

Or can it? Because it turns out the future is hurtling through space with the potential to wipe out life on Earth. As these four seniors—along with the rest of the planet—wait to see what damage an asteroid will cause, they must abandon all thoughts of the future and decide how they’re going to spend what remains of the present.


previous guests

Laurie Halse Anderson ● E. Archer ● Marianna Baer ● Anna Banks ● Leigh Bardugo ● Nora Raleigh Baskin ● Holly Black ● Yelena Black ● Robin Benway ● Judy Blundell ● Gwenda Bond ● Jennifer Bosworth ● Ann Brashares ●  Libba Bray ● Sarah Rees Brennan ● Jen Calonita ● Kristin Cashore ● Cecil Castellucci ● Jennifer Castle ● Sheela Chari ● Lucy Christopher ● Cassandra Clare ● Laurie Boyle Crompton Rachel Cohn ● Susane Colasanti ● Andrea Cremer ● Katie Cotugno ● Gina Damico ● James Dashner ● Jaclyn Dolamore ● Jennifer Donnelly ● Sara Beth Durst● Kate Ellison ● Sara Farizan ● Jean Feiwel ● Gayle Forman ● Mariah Fredericks ● Margaux Froley ● Kami Garcia ● Isabelle Gillies Anna Godbersen ● Maya Gold ● Carol Goodman ● Shawn Goodman ● Adele Griffin ● Deborah Heiligman ● Christine Hepperman Jeff Hirsch ● Katherine Howe ● Anna Jarzab ● Maureen Johnson ● Melissa Kantor ● Stasia Ward Kehoe ● Kate Klimo ● Dan Krokos ● Steohanie Khuehn ● Elizabeth LaBan ● Una LaMarche ● Jillian Larkin ● Theo Lawrence ● Emmy Laybourne ● David Levithan ● Kelly Link ● Sarah Darer Littman ● E. Lockhart ● Jannifer Lynne ●Bennett Madison ● Jessica Martinez ● Megham McCafferty ● Lurlene McDaniel ● Cammie McGovern ● Amy McNamara ● Marissa Meyer ● Gretchen McNeil ● Megan Miranda ● Sarah Mlynowski ● Carley Moore ● Lauren Morrill ● Elizabeth Norris ● Phoebe North ● Michael Northrop ● Caragh O'Brien ● Lauren Oliver ● Micol Ostow ● Robin Palmer ● Rosanne Parry ● Joanna Philbin ● Kim Purcell ● Peter Richmond Kat Rosenfield ● Jess Rothenberg ● Rainbow Rowell ● Kimberly Sabatini ● Robyn Schenider ● Eliot Schrefer ● Tiffany Schmidt ● Hollis Seamon ● Alyssa Sheinmel ● Sara Shepard ● Andrew Smith ● Jennifer E. Smith ● Natalie Standiford ● Maggie Stiefvater ● R.L. Stine Nova Ren Suma ● Liz Szabla ● Siobhan Vivian ● Len Vlahos ● Robin Wasserman ● Alecia Whittaker ● Meg Wolitzer ● Michelle Zink

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