I had a fantastic time this week at BEA (Book Expo America, an enormous annual convention focused on forthcoming books) as proven by the contents of my suitcase:
*sighs with delight*
But BEA is about more than the books. It's also about eating mashed potato martinis:
And greeting childhood icons:
(The only thing I could think of to say was "I admire your work." Really, Sarah? Mrs. Brady, I admire your work??)
Okay, so it's really about books. And talking about books with other people who love books. I had so many great conversations with so many fantastic people that I feel literally dizzy when I think about it. Here's me with Laini Taylor and Marie Rutkoski, two absolutely awesome writer friends of mine:
I can't wait for next year!