Title: SASQUATCH, LOVE, AND OTHER
Author: Betsy Aldredge and Carrie
Pub. Date: August 8, 2017
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
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and Prejudice meets Animal Planet’s Finding Bigfoot in this humorous and
heartfelt debut about a loving, quirky family on the hunt for the mythical
Hunting for monsters was never so awkward.
It’s bad enough that Samantha’s parents, charter members of the Northern Ohio
Bigfoot Society, have dragged their daughter around forever, hunting for yetis.
But now they’re doing it on national TV, and worse, in front of an aristocratic
prep-school crew including a boy who disdains Samantha’s family.
But when he scorns her humble Ohio roots, she becomes determined to take him
down. As they go to war, their friction and attraction almost distract them
from the hint that Sasquatch may actually be out there somewhere…
“Sasquatch: a hairy
human-like creature, most often spotted in the northwestern United States and
Canada. The animal, which can be up to 10 feet tall, is also called Bigfoot.”
—The Big Guide to Bigfoot,
published by the International Association of Sasquatch Enthusiasts
On a good
day, my parents were just mildly embarrassing. The day the camera crew came to
our house was not a good day.
at the bright lights illuminating our dingy living room, and turned to my older
sister, Sophie. “Hunting Bigfoot in private isn’t bad enough?” I whispered.
“Now Mom and Dad have to humiliate us on national television?”
shrugged. “You’ve been complaining for weeks. It’s time to suck it up.”
producer of a new TV show called Myth Gnomers, stood behind our
scratched-up coffee table shooting pre-interviews with my parents, me, and my
two sisters. The awful title of this lousy reality show should’ve served as an
obvious warning we were about to do something ridiculous, but nope, it sure
running like hell, all five of us were squished together on our stained, saggy
brown couch, smiles frozen in place. At least our butts hid the holes in the
Checking one, two. Your mics should all be on now.” Colin peered over the
camera at my parents’ matching neon green shirts that read “Ohio is Bigfoot
smile tightened. She glared and gestured at me until I put on a Northern Ohio
Bigfoot Society hat like my sisters. Each Sasquatch club designed their own
logo. My tacky-ass trucker cap had a cartoon footprint and a motto on it in
Latin—which probably translated to “We have nothing better to do.”
I pulled the brim over my eyes and slumped down, wishing I could join
the pennies and crumbs hiding in the dark crevices of the sofa.
About the Authors:
Betsy is a former magazine
editor turned communications professional who avoids math at all costs.
Therefore, she’s held a series of artsy jobs at Opera News, Museums Magazine,
and the Museum of Jewish Heritage, where she tried to remember everything she
learned in Hebrew school. She now works at Purchase College, SUNY, where she is
inspired daily by the cool and creative students and professors. She lives and
works in New York.
Carrie is an arts administrator and has worked for world-renowned
organizations such as San Francisco Ballet, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and the
New Victory Theater. She is a passionate advocate for high quality performing
arts for children and has written two plays for young audiences, which were
produced and performed throughout
New York City.
She currently lives in San Francisco.
Website | Betsy’s Twitter | Carrie’s Twitter
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