Friday, May 31st at 5pm
Ross School and BookHampton are co-sponsoring the first–ever Ross Authors Night to highlight and celebrate the extraordinary literary talent in the Ross Community. Authors who are Ross parents, grandparents, and alumni will gather at BookHampton in East Hampton to sign books, answer questions, and read from their works. Those attending include:
Emma Walton Hamilton – Award-winning writer, producer, and arts educator and Ross parent. She has co-authored over thirty children’s books with her mother, Julie Andrews, eight of which have been on the New York Times best-seller list. The mother-daughter pair also co-created, wrote and produced the Emmy-nominated children’s series Julie’s Greenroom for Netflix in partnership with the Jim Henson Company.
Susan Verde – New York Times bestselling picture book author and Ross parent. Her books celebrate the unique experiences of children and share messages of empathy, kindness, global citizenship, creativity and more. In addition to writing Susan teaches yoga and mindfulness to children.
Chris Babu – Author of The Initiation series, a trilogy of young adult dystopian thrillers from Permuted Press. He’s a former Wall Street bond trader who has a math degree from MIT, lives in Southampton, and is a Ross parent.
Also in person will be Dr. Jane Aronson, leading humanitarian in the field of orphan care, to discuss her book Carried in Our Hearts: The Gift of Adoption, in which she presents first-person testimonies from families whose lives have been blessed by adoption including Ross parents Deborra-Lee and Hugh Jackman. Joining her will be Ellora Decarlo, a Ross parent who contributed her own story to Dr. Aronson’s book. Ms. Decarlo is an actor/writer/producer and Ross parent who has long been inspired by the creative art of storytelling. She is also the Co-Founder and President of Futuro de los Ninos Foundation and Co-Founder of the Guatemala900 Movement.