Author of fifteen novels for young readers. Her books have won several awards, including ALA Schneider Family Book Award for Anything But Typical and an ILA Notable Books for a Global Society for Ruby on the Outside. Consider the Octopus will coming out April 2022. www.arielbernsteinbooks.com
Author of several beloved picture books, including the classic THE BUTT BOOK, THE TRUE STORY OF ZIPPY CHIPPY: THE LITTLE HORSE THAT COULDN'T, POOPENDOUS!, BELCHES, BURPS, AND FARTS—OH MY!, PETER PANDA MELTS DOWN!, and much more.
Making picture books has been a goal since sixth grade. graduating from Cooper Union did nothing to diminish that dream. After a stint as an architectural renderer and a toymaker, in the last century, Suzanne began to meet her imaginary friends. Many have appeared and more are clamoring to be in a story. Together they’ve received some lovely awards like the Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor, the Texas 2x2, and have toured Pennsylvania, twice, with the PA One Book program. She lives with her family and imaginary friends in the countryside in upstate NY. www.suzannebloom.com
Award-winning journalist and the author of 27 books including “Frank, Who Liked to Build: The Architecture of Frank Gehry,” “Violet Velvet Mittens With Everything: The Fabulous Life of Diana Vreeland”, A Bologna Ragazzi Award "100 Best Picture Books of the Year" selection. www.deborahblumenthal.com
Author of the SCBWI Crystal Kite award-winning and CT Book Award finalist LET’S DANCE!. Valerie has eight more books scheduled for release. http://valeriebolling.com/index.html.
Author of many award-winning picture books and novels for children, including the bestselling art mystery Masterpiece. She teaches writing at Yale. www.elisebroach.com
Laurie Calkhoven has never swallowed a frog or had a slime war with ghosts like Roosevelt Banks, but she has written more than fifty books for children ranging from beginning readers and chapter books to middle grade historical novels. Her newest book is Roosevelt Banks and the Attic of Doom. www.lauriecalkhoven.com
Author/illustrator of BIG DREAMS, SMALL FISH. She’s the illustrator of THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING LUNCHROOM and HONEY ON THE PAGE https://paulacohenillustration.com/
Author-illustrator of the picture book TWINS and BEACH TOYS VS. SCHOOL SUPPLIES. He is also the illustrator of Bridget Heos’s TREEMENDOUS and her forthcoming picture-book series SCIENCE BUDDIES), as well as CHEESE AND QUACKERS, an early graphic chapter-book series written by Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen In addition, Mike is the host of DRAW WITH MR. MIKE, a YouTube drawing series for children, is a member of the Rutgers University Council on Children’s Literature, SCBWI, the Children’s Book Illustrator Group, and the Children’s Media Association. https://ciccotello.com
A “dedicated daydreamer” who believes middle grade is her wheelhouse! She is the award-winning author of the novels Waiting for Normal, winner of the ALA Schneider Family Book Award, All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cook, an E.B White Read Aloud finalist, The Truth as Told by Mason Buttle, National Book Award finalist, and winner of the ALA Schneider Family Book Award. Her most recent title is, Anybody Here Seen Frenchie? (February, 2022). Leslie lives with her husband and three rescue dogs in a little house in the Connecticut woods. leslieconnor.com
Creator, along with illustrator Ross MacDonald, of the How to Speak Sports series. She is also the co-author of the award winning Hey Batta Batta Swing! The Wild Old Days of Baseball and several other books for young readers and adults. www.sallycookauthor.com
Illustrator of over 20 books for kids young and old, including the national best-seller Your Guide To Not Getting Murdered In A Quaint English Village, the Bots series (Little Simon), and a contributor to the New York Times #1 best-selling series, The Last Kids on Earth. Jay is also a creative director of Broadway advertising (and has worked on more than 100 Broadway shows.) jaycooperbooks.com
The author of more than 55 titles, I’m known as “the skeleton lady” for my books Skeleton Hiccups, Skeleton for Dinner, and Bonaparte Falls Apart (about a skeleton with loose bones). www.margerycuyler.comCome meet over 100 children's authors.
Writing was never my thing when I was younger. In fact written on the top of my college writing paper, in bold red I might add, was “F get a tutor”. So I went into science. I did enjoy writing creative stories though, and after having kids ideas for stories flooded my brain. I decided to try and publish one of those ideas. After many rejections, one publisher liked my story which led to five books in the MONSTER&ME series as well as SEAVER THE WEAVER. My most recent works include THE BOOK TREE, and TREES MAKE PERFECT PETS. https://www.paulczajak.com/
Award-winning author of twelve middle grade novels. Her most recent book is VIOLETS ARE BLUE, an SLJ Best Book of 2021. barbaradeebooks.com
The award-winning author of thirty-five books, including Saying Goodbye to Lulu, The Littlest Matryoshka, The Disappearing Island and The Grumpy Pirate (co-authored with Artemis Roehrig). www.corinnedemas.com
Bestselling author of numerous children's books including, HOW TO TRAIN A TRAIN, THE CATAWAMPUS CAT, BAD BROWS, and GREAT, NOW WE'VE GOT BARBARIANS! He also wrote the story for the animated film ICE AGE: DAWN OF THE DINOSAURS, but that was entirely by accident. www.jasoncartereaton.com
Award-winning creator of many picture books, lives in Cornwall, Connecticut with a colossal collection of tiny toys she uses to create her books. http://valoriefisher.com
Author and illustrator of picturebooks for children, including, most recently, Carl & the Meaning of Life, Is Was and Tiny Dino. www.deborahfreedman.net
Author of the middle-grade novels Lulu the Broadway Mouse and Lulu the Broadway Mouse: The Show Must Go On. A professional actress for more than half her life, she’s appeared on Broadway, on a gaggle of television shows, in a handful of movies, and on stages east and west. A fourth-generation New Yorker, Jenna graduated with a BA in creative writing from Columbia University, where she focused on fiction, television and screenwriting. iamjennagavigan.com
Author of the Dear Friends, Pink & Green trilogy, the Friendship List series, the TBH books and five other novels for tweens and teens. A graduate of The New School's MFA program in Writing for Children, she lives in New York City with her husband, daughters and mini bernedoodle Kibbitz.
Award-winning children's author living in New York's Hudson Valley. Find her fun books for kids at all bookstores! http://taniaguarino.com/
Nicholas Tung Ming Bruel is an American author and illustrator of children’s books, most notably the Bad Kitty series. The first book in the series, Bad Kitty, is an alphabet-themed picture book, and expanded series includes both picture books and chapter books, as well as a guide to drawing comics. www.nickbruelbooks.com
NY Times best-selling author who lives in the Mid-Hudson Valley with her two rescue dogs. She loves red jelly beans, the smell of pine trees, chocolate, animals, and being outdoors.
Children’s books author/illustrator, including: My Monsterpiece, All Colors, Dreidel Day, Astro Pea, The Klezmer Bunch, Purim Goodies, Masha Munching, Hanukkah Nights, My Hands Make the World. www.amaliahoffman.net
Received her MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She has published five picture books and two poetry collections. khosford.com
Writer and nursing professor who lives in New York with her family and the incorrigible Chewy Belle who is one of the main characters in my chapter book “The One Eyed Pug”. She holds a PhD in nursing and has taken myriad writing classes. She refers to herself as an eclectic author as she writes in several genres. She published her first award winning children’s books “Same Inside Different Outside” and “The One Eyed Pug” in 2017.
Children’s book author and illustrator of Soup Day, Pizza Day, and Dumplings for Lili (a Charlotte Huck recommended book for 2021). www.melissaiwai.com
Author of more than popular and award-winning 40 books for children, whose subjects range from upside-down-hanging best friends Bat and Sloth to a guide to good grammar, hosted by a crowd of ghouls and other monsters. For more than twenty years, she was an editor and writer at Sesame Workshop. Leslie lives in Westchester Country. lesliekimmelman.net
Colleen writes picture books and middle grade novels. Her titles include Lilla’s Sunflowers, A Promise Stitched In Time, and A Home Again, Love Made Me More (2022). www.ColleenRowanKosinski.com
Born in NYC and studied fine art at Queens College. Her love for art, storytelling, and most of all those stories representing characters who discover hidden strength flourishes throughout her picture books and middle grade novels. LSKillustration.com
Children’s book author with a particular penchant for penning playful yet poignant picture books and poems – primarily in rhyme.
Jayne Pillemer is a writer and former children’s book editor. STILL MINE, her first book, is inspired by her grandmother’s special love. Jayne lives in Harrison, NY with her husband and three children.
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Beloved author who has written more than thirty books for children, from the very youngest up to teens. Her work has earned numerous awards, and has been translated into many languages. www.maryannmacdonald.com
Children’s book editor at Harper & Row, and since 1980 have written many picture books, including “Happy in Our Skin,” “Latkes and Applesauce: A Hanukkah Story.” I have also written two popular middle-grade series: "Katie Woo" and “Pedro." http://franmanushkin.com/
Author of four novels for kids–the puzzle-packed mystery Click Here to Start, the Dungeons & Dragons-inspired adventure The Game Masters of Garden Place, the kid-friendly horror story The Ghost in Apartment 2R and his newest, a thriller about student filmmakers The Final Cut
Critically acclaimed author of the middle grade novels From the Desk of Zoe Washington and A Soft Place to Land. www.janaemarks.comCome meet over 100 children's authors.
Author of almost two dozen fiction and non-fiction books for children, raised her family on a small sheep farm in upstate NY. www.lindamarshall.com
An early childhood educator and friend of young children for more than 20 years, Cynthia has always made story time a centerpiece of her classroom, encouraging children’s imaginations to soar along with their language and discovery of the world around them. Cynthia is excited to share her storytelling with a wider audience with the publication of her first book, “How Can I Touch the Moon.”
Inspirational speaker, an award-winning children’s book author from New Jersey, and the publisher at The Little Press. Michele's published titles include, Buckingham Gets A New Shell, Cookie & Milk, The Gorilla Picked Me!, and My Superhero Grandpa.
Writer and illustrator of award-winning picture books for more than fifty years, most notably Mirette on the High Wire, which was awarded the Caldecott Medal. Much of her fiction and nonfiction focuses on girls and women of achievement, many forgotten or overlooked. emilyarnoldmccully.com
Award-winning author of more than 35 books for children, including several of the popular WHO WAS…? biographies. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. www.yonazeldismcdonough.com
Writes nonfiction books for children and teens. She holds a PhD in English and teaches Children’s and YA Literature at Marist College. www.marie-theresemiller.com
The author/illustrator of more than 45 award-winning nonfiction and concept picture books, many using "gamification" to engage children and enhance learning. www.roxiemunro.com
Author of over twenty children’s books, including the bestselling UNICORN DAY series, HELP MOM WORK FROM HOME!, GOODNIGHT VEGGIES, and more. http://www.dianamurray.com
Author of the award-winning Wilcox & Griswold Mystery Series, as well as several picture books.
New York Times–bestselling author of 14 books for kids and teens, including the hit graphic novel Dear Justice League. https://michaelnorthrop.net
Author of written 12 books for children, including the popular "I Wanna Iguana." Her most recent book is "Dudley's Day At Home." www.karenkaufmanorloff.com
Award-winning illustrator of several books for children and teaches at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. www.annaraff.com
Award-winning author of nonfiction, picture books and middle grade fiction, including stories about The Beatles, Pete Seeger, Julia Child, José Limón and Clara Schumann. Susanna lives in Briarcliff Manor. www.susannareich.com
Coauthor (with Corinne Demas) of five picture books, including the award-winning Do Doodlebugs Doodle? Amazing Insect Facts, and Are Pirates Polite?. Artemis is also the author of Storey Publishing’s Tattoos That Teach series, and the co-host (with Rajani LaRocca) of the podcast STEM Women in KidLit. When she isn’t writing or podcasting, Artemis works as an entomology technician for the Department of Environmental Conservation at the University of Massachusetts, and plays the violin with her community theater. She lives with her family in Western Massachusetts.
Lizzy Rockwell is an illustrator, muralist, and quilter. She is the author and illustrator of numerous picture books, including How do You Feel? and I Love Insects. The All-Together Quilt, winner of the 2021 Connecticut Book Award, is based on her experiences with community quilting. www.lizzyrockwell.com
A ventriloquist and a multi-award-winning children's book author of 16 books. A Crowded Farmhouse Folktale, is her latest book.
Children’s book author and illustrator who enjoys working both solo and in collaboration with other artists and writers. Her books range from whimsical fiction about anthropomorphic cats and rambunctious dogs to serious nonfiction about hidden children, unusual heroes and surprising spies of WWII and the Holocaust. She has also worked as an editor, book reviewer and ESOL teacher.
Pat is an award-winning author and illustrator of picturebooks for children. She is most well-known as the illustrator of the highly acclaimed BISCUIT books. Pat loves spending her spare time playing music and tending her large flower garden. www.patschories.com
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Richard Michelson’s books have been listed among the Ten Best of the Year by The New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and The New Yorker; Michelson has received two Sydney Taylor Gold Medals and the National Jewish Book Award. He he owns R. Michelson Galleries which represents many of America’s premier illustrators. www.RichardMichelson.com
Marisabina Russo is the prolific and award winning author/illustrator of 35 books for children. Her body of work includes picture books, nonfiction picture books, YA novels, and most recently, a graphic memoir entitled Why Is Everybody Yelling? Growing Up in My Immigrant Family published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux. Russo’s books have been translated into Chinese, Japanese, Korean, French, Hebrew, and Arabic. www.marisabinabooks.com
Writes middle-grade fiction. Cabby Potts, Duchess of Dirt is her debut novel, and she’s super-excited to share it with kids. https://www.kathleenwilford.com/
As Co-CEO of Archie Comics, Nancy Silberkleit teaches globally that comic books encourage literacy and diversity conversations. Her motto: Children + Comic Books = Reading, Knowledge, Confidence, & Creativity.
Award-winning author, illustrator, and map illustrator. She is fascinated by the connections between past and present history. https://jenniferthermes.com/
Mid-Hudson Valley author/illustrator especially known for her nursery rhyme extensions, including The Itsy Bitsy Spider. Her books have charmed generations of readers and sold millions of copies worldwide. www.izatrapani.com
Berrie’s debut book “Bella & Blue” is a graphic novel early reader, which celebrates life's everyday struggles, silliness, and surprises. https://www.berrietr.com
Author of PRUETT AND SOO (March 2022), TODAY IS A BEACH DAY!, FIRST SNOW, and More!
A rising senior in high school and the author of Not the Heir and Academy for the Gifted. Her writing has won a Scholastic National Medal, a National Indie Excellence Award in YA Fiction, has been featured on Katie Couric’s “Books For Young Readers.
Award winning author / illustrator who has illustrated over 30 children’s books. He illustrated “She Was The First! The Trailblazing Life of Shirley Chisholm” published by Lee and Low Books which won the 2021 NAACP Image Award for outstanding literature for children. Eric also teaches book illustration at The Fashion Institute of Technology. www.EricVelasquez.com
Writes biographies of #WomenInSTEM and fiction. They have earned multiple starred trade reviews and received awards such as Outstanding Science Trade Book.
A veteran nursery schoolteacher on a mission to preserve the magic of childhood. She is the author of ten picture books, including the Walter and Willy series about adorable piglet friends. Bonnie has six more books scheduled for release in 2022 through 2023.
Author of the middle-grade biographies Becoming Emily: The Life of Emily Dickinson and A Girl Called Vincent: The Life of Poet Edna St. Vincent Millay (SCBWI 2017 Golden Kite Honor Book for Nonfiction); a picture-book about Alicia Markova, An Unlikely Ballerina; a collective biography, Dollmakers and Their Stories: Women Who Changed the World of Play; and co-author, with Krystyna Mihulka, of Krysia—A Polish Girl’s Stolen Childhood During World War II: A Memoir.
Author of nearly 50 books for children including hi/lo emerging readers and three picture books: A Dog’s Guide to Being Human, Passover Scavenger Hunt and Hannah’s Hanukkah Hiccups. Also an award winning Broadway Producer. Shanna finds joy in storytelling of all kinds.
Author of children's books such as I HAVE A BALLOON, WE LOVE FISHING!, and the WARREN & DRAGON chapter book series. www.arielbernsteinbooks.com.
Author of many animal books for kids, ranging from picture books through YA. My goal is to enlighten and inspire young readers to have compassion for all creatures great and small while making sure that my own empathy shines through on every page. www.nancyfurstinger.com
Award-winning author/illustrator of about forty books for children. She grew up in New York City and now makes her home in the beautiful Hudson Valley. www.lisathiesing.com
Author of the Case Closed series, The Mythics series, The Only Thing Worse Than Witches, Pilfer Academy, and Wizardmatch. She is originally from New Hope, Pennsylvania, and she currently lives in Philadelphia, where she writes full-time. Lauren is also a secret, undercover international detective—but don’t blow her cover. laurenmagaziner.com
Author of over 100 books for young readers including Biscuit, the popular bestseller used to launch the My First I Can Read Series from HarperCollins. With over eighty titles and twenty-five million books in print, Biscuit has been deemed a modern classic and has been translated into numerous languages worldwide. Now celebrating its 25th year of publication, the New York Public Library noted that Biscuit is one of the library system’s most borrowed books. Most recently, ArtsPower debuted the national tour of Biscuit the Musical based on the Biscuit books.
Alyssa is the recipient of the Washington Irving Award, the Garden State Award, the Bank Street College Best Book Award, the Oppenheim Portfolio Gold Award, and the American Library Association Award. www.alyssacapucilli.com
Author of many award-winning novels for young people, including The Wave, The Good War, Price of Duty, and Fallout, which the New York Times called, “Superb entertainment... and gripping suspense.” Todd’s Help! I’m Trapped In … middle-grade series has sold more than 5 million copies world-wide. He has also written for The New Yorker, Esquire, and The New York Times. His books have been translated into more than twenty languages, and several have been adapted for TV and film, including The Wave, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. toddstrasser.com
As a child on the Connecticut shoreline, Doe Boyle satisfied her curiosity for the natural world by exploring the woods, shore, and fields--and poring over books. Nowadays, she writes her own science and nature books, including, most recently, Heartbeat and Blink!, science poetry books in Albert Whitman's Imagine This! series, launched in 2020. Hear the Wind Blow (2021) is her stormy exploration of the visible and audible signs of the wind. Never far from the sounds of music, poetry, and the sea, she works in a wee room in an ancient house at the side of an ancient road within view of the waves that helped her write Water, due in September 2022. www.doeboyle.com
Author of more than two dozen books for all ages, mostly nonfiction and informational fiction. Recent picture book titles include Barefoot Books WATER: A Deep Dive of Discovery; The Supreme Court and Us; and Patience, Patches (which, being narrated by a dog, is purely fiction). She lives in Vermont. http://www.christymihaly.com/
Author of the middle grade novels, The Doughnut Fix and the sequel The Doughnut King. Both books were JLG Selections and Bank Street Best Children’s Books of the Year. The Doughnut Fix is on seven state lists, a Cybils Finalist, and the winner of the Mississippi Children’s Choice Award. Jessie is a graduate of Princeton University, and holds a J.D. from University of Pennsylvania Law School and an MFA in Writing for Children from Vermont College of Fine Arts. https://www.jessiejanowitz.com
Writer of nonfiction books for young readers focusing on social justice. Her books have the Robert F. Sibert Medal for Informational Books from the American Library Association, the National Jewish Book Award (Finalist), the Carter G. Woodson Award, and a NAACP Image Award nomination, among other honors. She divides her time between Austin and Boston. www.cynthialevinson.com
New York Times best-selling author of fifty books for children and young adults. Titles include the picture books Library Lion (one of Time magazine’s 100 Best Children's Books of All Time) and Marilyn's Monster (NPR's Best Books) and the novels The Dragon of Trelian (VOYA Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers) and Evil Librarian (YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults; Sid Fleischman Humor Award). Her latest is She Persisted: Nellie Bly, a chapter book biography of the audacious and groundbreaking American journalist. Michelle teaches writing for young people in Lesley University’s MFA program and lives in Brooklyn, New York. www.michelleknudsen.com.
New York Times best-selling author best known for The Jumbies series. She is also the author of Minecraft: The Crash, African Icons: Ten People Who Shaped History, and the picture books Looking for a Jumbie and Because Claudette. Follow her on Twitter @traceybaptiste.
Award-winning illustrator of Latino themed children’s picture books including: FRIDA KAHLO AND HER ANIMALITOS and WAITING FOR THE BIBLIOBURRO. His NEW book, GROWING AN ARTIST (Simon & Schuster), is his debut as both author and illustrator.
Tommy Greenwald's book GAME CHANGER, a YALSA Top Ten Pick for Reluctant Readers, has recently been named the winner of the Kentucky and Rhode Island Middle School Reading Awards, and has been placed on many other state lists. Tommy is also the author of RIVALS, DINGED, CRIMEBITERS, CHARLIE JOE JACKSON and PROJECT Z, among many other books for children. Day-job-wise, Tommy is the Co-Founder of Spotco Advertising, an entertainment advertising agency in New York City, and the lyricist and co-bookwriter of JOHN & JEN, an off-Broadway musical. To read woefully outdated information about Tommy, visit tommygreenwald.com
Author of the Middle Grade fantasies Dr. Fell and the Playground of Doom, Beyond the Doors, Lillian Lovecraft and the Harmless Horrors, and The Chronicles of the Deadly Dead. He is a professional storyteller based in Sleepy Hollow, NY, and lives with his family and their two very domineering cats.
Children’s author, living in New York. Her list includes Not So Fast, Max: A Rosh Hashanah Visit with Grandma and Obi’s Mud Bath. Annette appears on author panels and enjoys meeting young readers. www.AnnetteSchottenfeld.com
Best known for Ella Enchanted, which won a Newbery honor and was made into a major motion picture. Gail has written twenty-five more books for children. Her forthcoming Sparrows in the Wind—out in three weeks!—is a retelling of the myth of the Trojan War. Most of her books are fantasies, but she’s also written historical fiction, poetry, and picture books. Writing Magic and Writer to Writer are her how-to guides for kids about writing stories. www.gailcarsonlevine.com
First-time author of Welcome to Planet Positive, a book is to remind kids that they have the power to respond to life’s challenges with a positive mindset and find the gift and opportunity in everything. www.intentiongroup.com/planet-positive
Award-winning author of 30 books for children, including picture books and story picture books for middle readers, as well as middle-grade and young adult novels. Her books are concerned with imagination and its power, the extraordinary courage of children who think for themselves and “dare to reach out to the larger world.” www.ronischotter.com
award-winning author of IN MY MOSQUE (illus. Hatem Aly), and ONE WISH: Fatima al-Fihri and the World’s Oldest University, (illus. Mariam Quraishi), both published by HarperCollins. She loves writing about diverse cultures and little-known historical figures. Her forthcoming books include RAMADAN KAREEM, and SAMI’S SPECIAL GIFT. www.moyuksel.com
Author illustrator of graphic-novels and picture books. Her latest book, SYLVIE, is a graphic-novel based on her growing up in France. It is included in the Bank Street Best Book of the Year and the Wall street Journal called it “delightful”.
New York Times bestselling author-illustrator of wordless children’s books whose work has been exhibited at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. THE RED BOOK won a Caldecott Honor, and her latest book is LITTLE RED AND THE CAT WHO LOVED CAKE.
New York Times best-selling author and illustrator Michael Garland’s greatest success has been for writing and illustrating children's picture books. Garland’s Miss Smith’s Incredible Storybook won the California and Delaware State Reading Awards. He is the author and illustrator of forty-four children’s picture books and illustrator for more than fifty books by other authors.
Come visit over 100 authors. Make time in your schedule for a read aloud, parent panels and more!
Come visit over 100 authors. Make time in your schedule for a read aloud, parent panels and more!
The Rye Children’s Book Festival seeks to gather a diverse, inclusive group of talented emerging and established authors and illustrators whose works include books for the very young through young adult, in a variety of formats and genres. Author/illustrator participation is by invitation only, and presents only works that are published by well-established, traditional commercial publishers. Limited capacity precludes our accepting books that are self-published, or are published by a vanity/subsidy press, joint venture press or a print-on-demand service.
All book orders and sales are handled by the Best Book Fairs, LLC. There is no fee to participate. The Festival does not reimburse travel expenses nor offer honoraria.
The 2022 Festival will be held Saturday, October 1, from 10:00am-4:00pm at The Rye Free Reading Room.
The 2022 Festival is closed to new authors and illustrators. If you are interested in participating in the festival in 2023, please email Terry Caridi at firstname.lastname@example.org.