Monday, June 1, 2009

Books Galore

What's Jack up to? This morning Jack has all the energy I don't. He's up bright and early doing his shoving on the bed thing, making sure we're all up and doing what we have to on this Monday morning. Specifically, taking him out and getting him food. Good job, Jack.



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 Amanda.


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!

Best,
Kwana

20 comments:

Evangeline said...

I'm loving how the romance community is coming together in formerly untapped ways. It would be cool to organize a Lady Jane Salon's-type thing on the West Coast.

Katiebabs a.k.a KB said...

BEA was a total blast! Good thing for Clifford. :D

My arms still can't move. LOL

Janicu said...

Hi! Just dropping a note to say it was nice meeting you briefly at BEA - this is Janice - half-asian girl who had to run off at lunch! :) I wish I'd had taken more pictures, glad that you did.

Debra said...

How wonderful for you Kwana! How many books did you pick up??? Enough for the summer break?

Kwana said...

Evangeline it is wonderful how the community is coming together. Lady Jane's is amazing and all for charity. It would be fab on the West Coast. Speak with the organizers. I'm sure something could be done. It would be so cool.

Katie my back doctor is going to be so mad at me!

Janice it was so nice meeting you! I wish we had more time together and that I had gotten a pic with you. I hope we get to meet again. Thanks for stopping my. It was fun.

Debra, I got enough books for the kids to read for the summer and for myself too. Over 25. My daughter already has a bunch up in her room. She's so excited.

Jax Cassidy said...

Some days I wish I lived in New York. Seems like all the fun is there! Maybe next year I'll be signing at BEA! Great coverage young lady :)

Louisa Edwards said...

Wow! Great pics. Especially the shoes, lol

pve design said...

I feel the abundance of love. It is always a boost to pair up with fellow comrades as well as chic shoes!
Glad you were able to kick up your heels!

Frau said...

Sounds like a wonderful time being amongst writers like yourself. Fab shoes your friend had on wow stylish! Have a wonderful week.

A Day That is Dessert said...

Looks like so much fun!!

Leanna Renee Hieber said...

Thanks for the great pic! I had such and amazing time. I'm so sorry I missed y'all at the Dove, I wish I could have been in 5 places at once. :)

Sarah Tormey said...

Thanks for sharing your pictures from BEA! Sounds like you had a great experience:)

Have fun at Lady Jane's tonight. I'm on the west coast visiting my in-laws but will be thinking of you!

Ina in Alaska said...

LOVING those shoes!! Happy Monday, Kwana!! xoxo

Joyce said...

Kwana sounds like a wonderful time!! I bet there was a lot of laughter to go along with all of those books. xoxo

KB said...

great pics! Dont forget to tell us what books you brought home!

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Glad you had a wonderful time...books glorious books!!

jane said...

wow! looks like you had a great time! happy week!

London Calling said...

What fun, and great shoes too.

Fifi Flowers said...

Looks like FUN... I hope this weekend is FUN too... ENJOY!
Fifi

Jacquie D'Alessandro said...

Hey Kwana--finally found my way here! Had such a great time meeting you and spending time with you gals at Dove. Looking forward to seeing you all again soon--hopefully when I get back to NY in October. Only problem--my shoes have turned into Diva Shoes--they think they're hot stuff since they're on your blog. There's just no living with them now, LOL!
xox Jacquie

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