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Virtual Event: Lit Out Loud: Courtney Summers with Dan Bittner, Rebecca Soler, and Matie Argiropoulos

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 7:00pm


Paperback cover of Sadie by Courtney Summers

East City Bookshop welcomes author Courtney Summers in conversation with Sadie audiobook narrators Dan Bittner and Rebecca Soler and special guest Matie Argiropoulos, Managing Producer at Macmillan Audio. 

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This event is an installment of Lit Out Loud, a series of virtual events that bring authors together in conversation with the audiobook narrators of their most beloved titles. Join us for a discussion of the process of writing and narrating a book, how it feels to hear your words read aloud and the power of engaging with a story using both your eyes and ears.

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About Sadie:

“Today, WNRK is launching the first episode of our new serialized podcast, The Girls, created and hosted by West McCray.”

When popular radio personality West McCray receives a desperate phone call from a stranger imploring him to find nineteen-year-old runaway Sadie Hunter, he’s not convinced there’s a story there; girls go missing all the time. But when it’s revealed that Sadie fled home after the brutal murder of her little sister, Mattie, West travels to the small town of Cold Creek, Colorado, to uncover what happened.

Sadie has no idea that her journey to avenge her sister will soon become the subject of a blockbuster podcast. Armed with a switchblade, Sadie follows meager clues hoping they’ll lead to the man who took Mattie’s life, because she’s determined to make him pay with his own. But as West traces her path to the darkest, most dangerous corners of big cities and small towns, a deeply unsettling mystery begins to unfold—one that’s bigger than them both. Can he find Sadie before it’s too late?

Alternating between Sadie’s unflinching voice as she hunts the killer and the podcast transcripts tracking the clues she’s left behind, Courtney Summers' Sadie is a breathless thriller about the lengths we go to protect the ones we love and the high price we pay when we can’t. It will haunt you long after you reach the final page.

Courtney Summers lives and writes in Canada. She is the author of several critically acclaimed novels for young adults, including Cracked Up to Be, Some Girls Are, Fall for Anything, This is Not a Test, All the Rage and most recently, Sadie, a New York Times bestseller, Indie bestseller, Odyssey Award winner, Audie Award Winner and Edgar Award nominee, appearing on more than 30 Best Of lists in 2018. Learn more at

Dan Bittner is an Audie award winning narrator of multiple genres from Non-Fiction to Sci-Fi. He has received numerous Audiofile Earphones awards and an Odyssey award in 2019. Along with narration, Dan can also be seen on films such as The Wolf of Wall Street, The Post and Brittany Runs a Marathon. He has recurring roles on HBO's The Leftovers and Evil on CBS as well as guest spots on Marvelous Mrs Maisel, Blue Bloods and many others. Dan has been seen on Broadway opposite Julliane Moore as well as numerous Off Broadway productions.  

Rebecca Soler is an NYC based actress whose voice currently can be heard on PBS as Principal Martinez in Pinkalicious & Peteriffic and on iTunes/Spotify as Tig Torres for the highly acclaimed scripted podcast Lethal Lit.  For her work in narration she has won an Audie, and multiple Odyssey & AudioFile Earphone Awards.  She can be heard narrating NYTimes bestsellers for authors like Courtney Summers, Marissa Meyer, E. Lockhart, Stephanie Garber, Noelle Stevenson and James Patterson.  Rebecca is the Executive Producer of the web series With Friends Like These ( She loves books, football, fashion and cheese. Find her on IMDB or twitter at @rsolervo

Matie Argiropoulos has worked in the audiobook industry for over ten years and had freelanced for every publishing house before becoming a full-time Producer for Macmillan in 2017. She is a three-time Grammy nominee and 2019 Odyssey Award winner. Matie has a master’s degree in art history and a passion for urban cycling. She lives in Brooklyn with her partner and their perfect cat.

Sadie: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250267139
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Wednesday Books - August 25th, 2020