Monday, June 4, 2012

On the Way to BEA

Today kicks off the first day of BookExpo America with the Blogger's conference. Jenn N has promised to take a lot of notes for those of us that weren't able to go.

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday NaomiRuth and I (Rebecca T) will be joining Jenn in the trek to the city and I am so excited to get to go all three days this year!

I've had the chance to go several times before (one of the benefits of living fairly close to New York City) and it's always a blast!

Here's a couple of the authors I am particularly looking forward to this year:

Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket) - Let's just say that I am minorly obsessed with everything he has ever written and I may even have saved the cardboard display topper from the The End display we got in at Borders when that book came out. I got to meet him two years ago and it was the total highlight of the day for me. Jenn, Claire, and Naomi teased me about the ridiculous grin that was plastered on my face for the entire afternoon.

Shannon Messenger - I met this lovely lady through her blog and I'm so excited about her debut novel and the chance to meet a bloggy friend in person!

Lois Lowry - Oh. My. Werd. I am so excited words escape me.

Shannon Hale - I love her YA books so so much and I got to meet her a couple of years ago at BEA and we chatted with the people at her publisher's booth (Bloomsbury) for like half an hour because they were the coolest people ever.

Maureen Johnson - I read 13 Little Blue Envelopes during my trip to Italy last year and completely fell in love with this author.

Wendy Delsol - I got her book Stork  a few years ago and loved it. She's super sweet and I know her on Twitter and getting to meet her in person is amazing!

Any of you going to be at BEA? We'd love to meet you!

Also, stay tuned because we'll be picking up some books to share with all of y'all too!

6 comments:

Jessica said...

LOIS LOWRY???!!!!!! Man I wish I could go!

Eileen said...

so excited for you! wish i could be there! and to echo Jess, LOIS LOWRY!?

Anonymous said...

How did you guys get tickets? I went every year when the home office sent the invitations.

Rebecca T. said...

We're going as book bloggers :)

Alan Andrews said...

Hey, is it possible I can get in as a book blogger, too? I thought maybe I'd come in tomorrow or Thursday morning for an hour or so before heading up to the office. I'll check the Registration link on the website, but if anyone knows a better way to do it, let me know.

Naomi Ruth Thompson said...

I don't know what you're talking about. I never make fun of you ever :P

Also: *squuuuuuueeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee* I love BEA so, so, so, so, so, so, so much.