Just got back from BookExpo America (BEA), an annual publishing industry convention. Five days filled with tons of wonderful people who love books! It was fantastic!
My BEA started on Tuesday when I arrived at a pre-BEA party at Books of Wonder (one of my favorite bookstores in the world), and it ended on Saturday after I was on a BEA panel about SF/fantasy with Laura Anne Gilman, Leanna Renee Hieber, and Jeri Smith-Ready that was more fun than riding a sparkly unicorn across a meadow of cheering leprechauns. And you know those leprechauns can cheer.
You can watch the entire panel here. I start talking at just shy of 4 minutes in.
Other highlights included the Children's Art Auction on Wednesday, my signing on Friday (So much fun! Thank you, everyone!), and the elegant and awesome Harlequin party on a rooftop bar with a gorgeous view of the Chrysler Building. Wish I'd taken photos. Just picture Manhattan at its prettiest.
All in all, it was a great week, and I'm already looking forward to next year!