Well this weekend had the great opportunity to attend my first Book Expo America at the Javits Center. It was massive, overwhelming and so much fun.
I sent out a Tweet that I was on the way and checked out who else would be there since I knew I would be lost. The fist person I found was Katie from Babbling About Books over by the grand landmark of the giant Clifford The Big Red Dog. It was like meeting a long lost friend.
Here are Kate and Leanna Renee Heiber over at the Harlequin booth.
I had so much fun running with Stacy, Kris, Marissa and Maria and grabbing books galore. My shoulders my never recover. There were my many books being given away. Tons of YA. My children, DD especially are very happy.
Here is Gena Showalter signing her newest YA Intertwined.
Check out the signing of The Diamonds of Welboure Manor with Diane Gaston and
Amanda McCabe. Shout out to Deb who could not be there.
Speaking of Diane and Amanda, how much do I love them? I crashed with them most of the weekend. Parking my books at their hotel before going out for drinks in Soho. Then meeting then on Sunday to head to The Strand for more book and some history and then dinner with the PIC. Thanks guys!!
Drinks in Soho organized by the lovely Elizabeth Mahon. Here is Elizabeth with Diane
And me, Diane, Fab author and friend Hope Tarr and Amanda.
Also hanging with us: The Fabulous authors Jennifer St. Giles, Jacquie D'Alessandro
and Wendy Etherington. We had the best time with the ladies.
Check out Jacquie's Christian Lacroix's shoes. Hot!
It was such a fun weekend. I'll have more later in the week and tonight is Lady Jane's Salon at Madam X where Diane and Amanda will be reading along with Wendy Corsi Staub and Marjorie M Liu. If you're in town stop on by. Details here.
Shout out to the DH for all the rides and holding down the fort while I had fun and learned a lot from my writer friends. H09!