First off, I apologize for the blogging hiatus. I was preparing my mind and soul for the most magical land in the world. The...
That's right, the BEA. Ladies and gentlemen, may I just say that if you haven't been to this event, you must make sure that you attend at least once in your life. It is the highlight of my year. Remember years ago, seeing those super lucky kids winning the shopping sprees on television? Well it's like winning one of those, plus a whole lot more, and THEN a whole lot more. The publishers give away ARCs (and you can get as many as you like...for free), pulitzer-prize winners are signing books, celebrities make appearances, it's a chance to meet up and coming authors, and its a place to network, network, network.
I, for one, was super excited about seeing the Spencer Hill Press people. Here are some photo highlights:
Me and my baller suit
Me and my wonderful editor/publisher/literary mom, Kate Kaynak
SHP authors: Me, Lisa Amowitz, Emily White
The Macmillan booth. Some awesome ARCs from there.
Autograph queues: Some of those girls have been sitting for a looooong time to see.... I'm gonna say, Kristin Cashore?