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Publishing A Book – A Talk With Author/Illustrator Betsy Franco-Feeney

May 1, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

A discussion on book publishing ~ Bring your questions for Betsy who has published a dozen children’s books both independently and with traditional houses.

Join author/illustrator Betsy Franco-Feeney and freelance science writer/former television journalist Marie DeNoia Aronsohn as they talk book publishing… both independently and with traditional houses. Her career as a commercial artist began over 40 years ago after training at Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) where she was awarded the top honor in Illustration.

Betsy is celebrating the release of her 12th picture book, Jewels of the Sea… The Hunt for Floating Treasure which was just chosen as one of Kirkus Magazine’s “Great Indie Books Worth Discovering”. Kirkus is widely known as “the world’s toughest book critics“. You can read their full review of Jewels of the Sea HERE.

Betsy began illustrating books for traditional publishing houses. Years later, she created her own publishing company, Puddle Jump Press. Two of her books are collaborations with award winning singer/songwriter Christine Lavin. Amoeba Hop garnered a “Best Books” award from the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The book that followed, Hole in the Bottom of the Sea, received an outstanding review: “if the fate of the planet is in the hands of our children, then reading them books like this might be a wise idea.”–Kirkus Reviews

Betsy grew up and still lives in the beautiful Hudson River Valley just north of New York City. Her career has included editorial and book illustration, commercial and fine art photography, logo and graphic design, theater set design and painting, and more recently, art curating. Expect a lively conversation where they will welcome questions from the audience. Those attending will receive a link to Betsy’s guide to book publishing.

The art center’s large space with high ceilings allow for good ventilation and socially-distanced seating. Although not mandated, vaccination or a negative COVID test are appreciated.

Light refreshments will be served.

Visit her website betsyfrancofeeney.com


May 1, 2022
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Union Arts Center


Roost Union Arts Center
2 Union Street
Sparkill, NY 10976 United States
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