Virtual Author Event: Karina Yan Glaser of The Vanderbeekers

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Join us for our first ever Virtual Author Event!

Karina will be joining us for a 45-minute session that will begin with a 20-25 minute presentation on the writing process, using The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street as an example, and will discuss writer’s notebooks, brainstorming, outlining and planning, research, drafting, revision, and the publishing process. Then, kids will have 20-25 minutes to ask Karina as many questions as possible! 

This event is open to all patrons of Washington State libraries, with a focus on libraries in Skagit County, who are eligible to participate in a special giveaway. This event is also open to students and teachers who live in Skagit County.

Huge thanks to the Friends of Skagit Libraries, who have funded this event!

Giveaway Info

If you are a patron of the following libraries: 

  • Upper Skagit Library
  • Anacortes Public Library
  • Burlington Public Library
  • Central Skagit Library
  • La Conner Regional Library
  • Mount Vernon City Library

you are eligible to enter for a chance to win copies of the first three books from The Vanderbeekers series! One patron from each library will win. Winners will be randomly selected and then verified to make sure that they are a patron of their home library. Students of local school districts who are not or their parents are not patrons of the library are not eligible to enter, sorry!

(This is a great time to remind you about getting a temporary eCard though!)

The form is now available! Click here!

Zoom Room Info

Upper Skagit Library is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Visit – Karina Glaser
Time: May 22, 2020 02:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Karina Yan Glaser grew up in Illinois and California, and when she was young her favorite place in the whole entire world was New York City. She ended up going to college in New York City and never moved away. She now lives in Harlem with her husband, two daughters, and an assortment of rescue animals.

Karina started writing The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street when her uncle dared her to write a book. Now she is a New York Times bestselling author; her books include The Vanderbeekers of 141st Street, The Vanderbeekers and the Hidden Garden, and The Vanderbeekers to the Rescue. The fourth book in the series, The Vanderbeekers Lost and Found, will come out on September 15, 2020.

Karina’s books have been translated into twelve languages and have been optioned for film by Amy Poehler (a comedian, actress, and producer). She is also a contributing editor for Book Riot. One of Karina’s proudest achievements is raising two kids who can’t go anywhere without a book. Find her online at

Photo of Karina Yan Glaser sitting in front of a bookshelf holding a book, a large grey bunny, and an orange cat. She is smiling.