Hudson Valley YA Society: FORESHADOW: Stories to Celebrate the Magic of Reading and Writing YA

Event date: 
Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
via Zoom

Ages 12 - Adult.

A Virtual panel event hosted by Emily X.R. Pan & Nova Ren Suma with guests Tanya Aydelott, Tanvi Berwah & Gina Chen.

This online event is free. Your purchase of a book helps support the author and our independent bookstore and is greatly appreciated. Shipping or contactless curbside pickup available.


Emily X.R. PanForeshadow Edited by Nova Ren Suma & Emily X.R. PanNova Ren SumaTanya AydelottTanvi BerwahGina Chen

From top left: Emily X.R. Pan, Foreshadow, Nova Ren Suma, Tanya Aydelott, Tanvi Berwah, Gina Chen.

Created by New York Times bestselling authors Emily X. R. Pan and Nova Ren Suma, Foreshadow is so much more than a short story collection. A trove of unforgettable fiction makes up the beating heart of this book, and the accompanying essays offer an ode to young adult literature, as well as practical advice to writers. Featured in print for the first time, the thirteen stories anthologized here were originally released via the buzzed-about online platform Foreshadow. Ranging from contemporary romance to mind-bending fantasy, the Foreshadow stories showcase underrepresented voices and highlight the beauty and power of YA fiction. Each piece is selected and introduced by a YA luminary, among them Gayle Forman, Laurie Halse Anderson, Jason Reynolds, and Sabaa Tahir.

What makes these memorable stories tick? What sparked them? How do authors build a world or refine a voice or weave in that deliciously creepy atmosphere to bring their writing to the next level? Addressing these questions and many more are essays and discussions on craft and process by Nova Ren Suma and Emily X. R. Pan. This unique compilation reveals and celebrates the magic of reading and writing for young adults. 

Foreshadow: A Serial YA Anthology was born out of a desire to offer a unique new online venue for young adult short stories. We were committed to showcasing underrepresented voices, boosting emerging writers, and highlighting the beauty and power of YA fiction. Each month of 2019 we published a new issue featuring three stellar YA stories. These included original work from acclaimed writers, plus brand-new voices our readers hadn't heard from before who were specially selected by some very beloved rockstar authors.