First Annual Sleepy Hollow Lit Fest

Saturday, May 18, 2019


We will be participating in the First Annual Sleepy Hollow Lit Fest, taking place on Saturday, May 18 from 10-5 in the villages of Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown, NY.

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Past Events

SASQUATCH Book Launch Party 

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 6:00pm

Books of Wonder

18 W. 18th Street, NYC

Celebrate the release of Sasquatch, Love, and Other Imaginary Things with us! 


Join us for a conversation with our friend and fellow YA author, Natalka Burian, whose wonderful book Welcome to the Slipstream also debuted this year.  This will be followed by a short reading, book signing, Bigfoot trivia, refreshments, swag, too many Sasquatch puns, and more!

Barnes & Noble Student Event

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 10:00am

Barnes & Noble - NY / Eastchester 

Vernon Hills Shopping Center
680 Post Road
Scarsdale, NY 10583

We will join YA authors Jennifer Castle and MacKenzie Cadenhead for B-Fest, Barnes & Noble's second annual teen book festival.

Reading and Signing at The Voracious Reader

Thursday, October 5, 2017 - 6:30pm

The Voracious Reader

1997 Palmer Avenue, Larchmont, NY 10538

Join us at The Voracious Reader to celebrate two new YA books featuring myths, magic, and monsters--just in time for Halloween! Meet Betsy Aldredge and Carrie DuBois-Shaw, authors of SASQUATCH, LOVE, AND OTHER IMAGINARY THINGS and Katherine Locke, author of THE GIRL WITH THE RED BALLOON.

AWP Conference & Bookfair

March 7-10, 2018

Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference

Tampa Convention Center & Marriott Tampa Waterside

We will be presenting on the following panels about young adult literature at the Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference:

Fri, March 9 - 4:30pm: Adding a Laugh Track: The Role of Humor in Kidlit. (Carrie DuBois-Shaw, Betsy Aldredge, J.C. Davis, Kristin L. Gray) Four Young Adult and Middle Grade authors will discuss the role of humor in their works and how it can help with creating relatable characters, illustrating character growth, heightening the stakes, dealing with tough subjects, and attracting reluctant readers. The authors will discuss different ways in which their works use humor and the things that make them, and readers, laugh.

Sat, March 10 - 9:00am: Writing Complex Female Characters for Young Audiences  (Natalka Burian, Margaret Dilloway, Laura Shovan, Betsy Aldredge, Pintip Dunn) Five YA and MG authors discuss how their main characters stand up for themselves and equality in this wide-ranging discussion covering various genres, voices, choices, character arcs, family structures, and backgrounds. The authors will examine the responsibilities inherent in writing for young audiences and how they approach creating complex, compelling, and inspiring female characters worth rooting for.

Poughkeepsie Public Library District - Library Week Event

April 12, 2018 - 4:30pm

Boardman Road Branch Library

141 Boardman Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

A reading and discussion as part of the Library Week events at the Poughkeepsie Public Library.

YA Fest PA

April 21, 2018

Palmer Branch, Easton Area Public Library

1 Weller Place

Easton, Pennsylvania 18045

We will be participating in the YA Fest PA, an annual festival celebrating YA authors and their books.

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