Monday, June 8, 2015

BEA Recap: Author Moments

This year at BEA, I had some great moments meeting and chatting with authors. Here are few pictures I snapped to remember.

The Harlequin booth always has a group of knock out authors. Two of my favorite romance writers were there, Susan Mallery (Fool's Gold) and Kristan Higgins. I was very happy to chat with both of them for a minute. I just finished Hold Me, the first in the newest Fool's Gold trilogy. And next up I'm going to read If You Only Knew.

I got a hug and a signed copy of Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between from Jennifer E. Smith which I read and LOVED. (Review coming soon.) 
My librarian friend snapped this picture of us.

I stood in line for ages for Black Widow: Forever Red by Margaret Stohl! For some reason I had it in my head that it was a graphic novel. I'm happy to be wrong. I'm really excited to read this book - and happy for my signed copy. We talked about how Black Widow needs her own movie!

I've heard such great things about the Daughter of Deep Silence, so I was excited to meet Carrie Ryan and grab a copy.

Super happy to see Liza, whom I chat with on twitter signing her YA debut Hello? - which sounds like a fantastic friendship story and I can't wait to read it!

Carolyn Mackler was signing the Infinite In Between about five teens throughout their high school careers. I'm really excited about following their friendship for four years. Plus I'm really looking forward to her MG debut: Best Friend Next Door. (I  just ordered this from my local library)

I sat in Richelle Mead's line for almost 2 hours because the line started, I really wanted to read Soundless (fantasy based in Chinese folklore), and because I really needed to sit down and rest. It was perfect. I chatted with people in line, had a snack, and then hugged the book tightly. 

I was first in line - something that NEVER happens. 
I got the book signed for my father-in-law and he wrote a little note in it for me.
Super nice! 

photo credit: Pam Jaffee
After that, I wondered over to the line for Meg Cabot, happy I got up extra early for a ticket. 
Those of you who read this blog regularly, know that I'm a huge fan of Meg Cabot's - she's the reason I became a YA Librarian. 

We've met a few times before, so we snapped a picture. 
 I just finished Royal Wedding (and a re-read of the books prior to this one). We talked about that while I had the book signed for a friend.

It was the PERFECT ending for a fantastic conference. I couldn't stop smiling!


Anonymous said...

After all these years following your blog and being friends on Twitter, I was SO HAPPY to finally meet you in person! Truly a highlight of BEA. I have loved how you've shared your passion for books, but also your personal journey, which I admire and deeply respect!
Thank you for coming to the HELLO? signing!

Wishing you much success with your own writing.

Bonnie @ A Backwards Story said...

I was super excited to meet Carrie Ryan. I was first in line and it was so exciting!! First time it's ever happened! I'm very excited to read it!! I was so excited they dropped SOUNDLESS in the morning because I knew Richelle's line was going to be crazy. I went to meet Felicia Day instead! Yay, so glad you also had a first in line, and for Brad Meltzer, nice!!! I was sad that Meg Cabot had ARCs. Someone brought me a finished copy and since I got a ticket, she asked me to pass it on, so I kindly gave it to a librarian! I don't regret that, but I wish it hadn't been an ARC because I don't normally keep them, but share with co-workers!!