Posted by: Kathy Temean | July 27, 2011

First Page Session – September 20th

We have secured the date for our NJSCBWI First Page Session this fall. It will take place on September 20th at the Wyndham Hotel and Conference Center on Scudders Mill Road in Princeton, NJ. Please note: This is a new location. The price is $30 for the session and $30 to stay for dinner afterwards with Sara Barley Associate Editor from HarperCollins and Ariel Colletti, Assistant Editor at Simon and Schuster. If you like the First Page Sessions, then I encourage you to sign up and join us. We need to have your support in order to continue doing these events in the future.

Sarah Dotts Barley is an associate editor at HarperCollins Children’s Books and HarperTeen.

Authors she works with include Georgia Byng, Holly Cupala, Gwendolyn Heasley, Geraldine McCaughrean, and with her editorial director, Donna Freitas and Joyce Carol Oates. Recent books that she has edited include THE GLORIOUS ADVENTURES OF THE SUNSHINE QUEEN by Geraldine McCaughrean, DEAR BULLY: 70 AUTHORS TELL THEIR STORIES, edited by Megan Kelley Hall and Carrie Jones, and DON’T BREATHE A WORD by Holly Cupala.



Ariel Colletti assists Caitlyn Dlouhy on a wide variety of young adult, middle grade, and picture books.

Ariel moved to Atheneum Books for Young Readers this week at Simon and Schuster.

She is particularly enthusiastic about finding endearing and adventurous middle-grade novels and contemporary YA, but finds herself drawn to anything with an original, irresistible voice. Before coming to Simon & Schuster, Ariel worked at the independent publishing company Square One Publishers.

Here is the registration form:  Hope you’ll join us.

Talk tomorrow,



  1. I’m on it, sign me up! What a great cast of characters, perfect setting, now, for the plot….. 🙂


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