TICKETED VIRTUAL: Anne Twist and Emily Sutton | Betty and the Mysterious Visitor

We are thrilled to welcome Anne Twist and Emily Sutton to talk about their new book Betty and the Mysterious Visitor.

This TICKETED event will be delivered via a Zoom webinar at 1:00pm CDT/2:00pm ET. You can purchase your ticket on Eventbrite here. You will receive the book and bookplate signed by Anne Twist (while supplies last) as part of your ticket.

Please note: Ticket sales have now ended.

We will let you know when your books are available for in-store pickup and all other books will be shipped after the event. The Zoom webinar link will be sent to the email on your Eventbrite registration 24 hours and 1 hour before the event. This link is unique to you and can only be used once, please do not share it. If you miss the event, we will share a recording after the fact. Refunds will be available up to 24 hours before the event. 

NOTE: Your copies of Betty and the Mysterious Visitor will be sent out/be avalable for pick up after the event.

The chat and Q&A functions will be closed for this zoom to allow all participants to enjoy the conversation. If you'd like to pre-submit a question for Anne and/or Emily that is related to their book, we will send a link to all ticket holders in mid-August.

If you purchased a ticket for this event and cannot find your Zoom invite, please email subscriptions@bluewillowbookshop.com and we will help you as best we can.

If you did not purchase a ticket and would like to watch the event after the fact, you can purchase your book below and we will send you the link to the Zoom recording. Please note: viewers cannot download the recording and the recording will be available for a limited time.

If you live outside of Houston, we are happy to ship you the book and bookplate or you can ask us to donate your book to a local Houston literacy organization. If you choose the donation option, please note that in the comments at check out.


Sunday, September 10th, 1:00pm Central time

Blue Willow Bookshop expects all participants to maintain an atmosphere of respect and fairness. Any comments or questions that violate this standard of behavior including any form of harassment, may, at the discretion of the organizers, be immediately removed.

An important note on shipping:

Shipping is expensive and we don’t make money on it. We know the amount is high - this is a true reflection of how much shipping costs.

There are four shipping categories - 1. In-store pick up (no shipping), 2. United States, 3. Canada, and 4. Rest of World.  PLEASE make sure that your shipping choice reflects where you want the book shipped to! We will be checking the orders each week, and if your shipping address does not match the shipping you have paid for, we will contact you once, via email, and if we do not hear from you within a week we will cancel and refund your order. That email will come directly from us - from either cathy@bluewillowbookshop.com or subscriptions@bluewillowbookshop.com.

About the Author:

Anne Twist was inspired to write Betty and the Mysterious Visitor, her first children’s book, by her own family’s love of reading and sharing stories. When her children were little, she read aloud to them constantly, especially at bedtime. After the death of her husband in 2017, Twist turned to writing poetry as a way of navigating her feelings of grief and loss. Her garden in the countryside of Cheshire, England, brought her peace as her craft grew and was the place where this story first bloomed. She hopes her debut book becomes a bedtime favorite. Follow Anne Twist on Instagram @AnneTwist and Twitter @MrsAnneTwist.

Emily Sutton graduated from Edinburgh College of Art with a degree in illustration. She is the illustrator of Tiny Creatures: The World of MicrobesMany: The Diversity of Life on EarthGrow: Secrets of Our DNA, and The First Book of the Sea, all written by Nicola Davies, as well as The Christmas Eve Tree by Delia Huddy. In addition to illustrating picture books, she paints, sculpts, and designs prints. Emily Sutton lives in England. Follow Emily Sutton on Instagram @EmilySuttonArtist.

If you choose in-store pick up, please pick up your unclaimed book(s) within a month of the event date. After that date, your book will be donated to a Houston-based literacy organization.

Still have questions? Email Cathy@bluewillowbookshop.com.

Event date: 
Sunday, September 10, 2023 - 1:00pm
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Betty and the Mysterious Visitor By Anne Twist, Emily Sutton (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Anne Twist, Emily Sutton (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781536234862
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - September 5th, 2023

An exciting debut author, beloved on social media, spins a delightful homegrown mystery for young readers