Janet Emily Demarest

Storyteller, Author and Educator

Photo Gallery

The Great Gatsby Ball - Oheka Castle

Oh, Mrs. Dilber! - Port Jefferson Dickens Festival

Book signing at Colonial Williamsburg (and the wig is sliding off...)

Meeting strange and wonderful visitors from the 18th Century! Loved meeting the kids.

"And a partridge in a pear tree!"

Everyone singing along

The Night Before Christmas...well, actually, after Christmas - Colonial Williamsburg, 2016

"Writers Speak", SUNY-Southampton, NY

Rainy night at Book Revue in Huntington, New York - but a great crowd!

Halloween at Old Bethpage Village Restoration

Just hangin' around with the Headless Horseman...

Playing Abigail Adams in "Dearest Friends", Hillside Library

Quick Links

Selected Works

Christmas History and Traditions
Filled with amazing and obscure facts, the fascinating stories and histories of the things we do at Christmas every year - often without ever understanding why! - is certain to delight young and old alike.
From Manhattan to Montauk, to read alone or aloud, the best loved legends and lore of Long Island!