Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for SASQUATCH, LOVE, AND OTHER IMAGINARY THINGS by Betsy Aldredge and Carrie DuBois-Shaw, releasing August 4, 2017 from Merit Press. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from the authors:
Welcome to our cover reveal! We're Betsy and Carrie, co-authors of SASQUATCH, LOVE, AND OTHER IMAGINARY THINGS. We went to NYU together where we studied theater, lived in a haunted dorm, and were secretly happy to be mistaken for literature majors. After graduation, we did some off-off-off Broadway productions together, including dystopian Shakespeare in a former deli on the Lower East Side. After trading in our tap shoes for typewriters, we decided to write a YA retelling of Pride and Prejudice about a family of Jewish Bigfoot hunters. Because Jane Austen prefers Sasquatch to Zombies. Just ask her. To our amazement and delight, our geeky, quirky, nerdtastic book, has found a home and now has an awesome cover inspired by vintage travel posters from national parks. We hope you'll check it out this summer.
~Betsy and Carrie (SASQUATCH, LOVE, AND OTHER IMAGINARY THINGS, Merit Press)
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SASQUATH, LOVE, AND OTHER IMAGINARY THINGS
Seventeen-year-old Samantha Berger is pretty sure most nice Jewish girls don’t have parents who force them to search for Bigfoot, especially on national T.V. Just when Sam thinks she couldn’t be more humiliated, she meets the competition: a team of snobby anthropology students from Netherfield Academy who are set on wiping the floor with her “Squatch” loving family.
The captain of the other team, Devan Das, is impossibly cute — until he opens his perfect British mouth and calls her family a bunch of low-class dolts. Sam’s no longer just embarrassed. She’s livid, and determined to beat the ascot off Devan and his crew. After all, the prize money will allow her to study pre-med at the college of her dreams, far from Yetis and future Yalies.
Teamed up by the producers for a special challenge, Sam and Devan bond over family pressures, geek out over fantasy fiction, and learn to rely on each other. In a moment of honesty, Devan admits that Netherfield’s dean is threatening to withhold a vital college recommendation if his team fails and Sam worries about paying for college if she doesn’t win. Before they know it, understanding leads to attraction and a steamy snogging session. Now, as the competition heats up, Sam must choose between her ridiculous family and Devan. Suddenly, finding Bigfoot is the smallest of Sam’s hairy problems.
Betsy Aldredge is a former magazine editor turned communications professional. She’s worked at a library and at two independent bookstores. Born a book nerd, she is happy to pass on the tradition. Her six year old daughter is named after a Harry Potter character and already insists on sleeping with piles of books in her bed. She lives and works in New York.
Carrie DuBois-Shaw has had two plays for young audiences produced in New York City and spearheaded the new play development program at The New Victory Theater, a performing arts venue in Times Square dedicated to engaging and entertaining kids and families. She recently relocated to San Francisco where she is enjoying the abundance of independent bookstores, sourdough bread, and fog.
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