Warning: I say "awesome" in abnormal quantities. I tried to change it but I'm too tired.
This was the day we went around and got our bea badges. After that morning, we went to the Harry Potter Exhibit with some new and wonderful friends: Jen (Reading With Tequila), Emily (Red House Books), Brianna (Bam Book Reviews), Toshima (Bloody Bookaholic), Lexi (PRationality)and two of their friends. It was totally awesome! Totally. We had some pizza at John's Pizzera (it's one of my favorites ever), went to The Strand (a really, really awesome bookstore) and then made our way to Teen Author Carnival.
In this snippet of a video, the authors of this panel were asked, "If you could publish one book during the zombie apocalypse before you die, what would the title be?" Hilarious answers.
Afterward, Nikki and I got to have dinner with the lovely Amanda Havard, author of The Survivors. It was wonderful as is her book.
Highlight of the day: Harry Potter Exhibit
Book of the day: Small Town Sinners by Melissa Walker
Highlight of the day: YA Editor's Buzz Panel (Editors talked about Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor, Au Revoir Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber, Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon, The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin, and Down the Mysterly River by Bill Willingham.)
Books of the day: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi; Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor; The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater; Witch Eyes by Scott Tracey
I also got to listen to Kristi from The Story Siren interview Michelle Hodkin and waited in line at Harlequin Teen for five wonderful authors. Julie Kagawa was one of them and she was lovely in person as well.
|Michelle and Kristi|
Books of the day: Bloodlines by Richelle Mead; Crossed by Ally Condie; Liesel and Po by Lauren Oliver
The morning started off kinda rough, but I got to meet Maureen Johnson when she signed my book. So that was all sorts of amazing. I loved her. She was SO FUN. I waited in line a lot for a long time. I don't really know what to say. It's all a blur of faces, lines, smiles from authors, and tired feet. Lovely. It was awesome.
I did meet some really, really great bloggers. I did this everyday but it just never got old. We also went to a blogger reception and got to meet some really awesome authors and publicists, bloggers.
Highlight of the day: I was first in line for Frost by Marianna Baer and she told me I was the first book she'd ever signed her name in. That was pretty awesome. Maureen was so sweet!
Top books of the day: Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson; Frost by Marianna Baer; Ten Things We Did (And Probably Shouldn't Have) by Sarah Malinowski
Today was the Book Blogger Convention. We got to hang out with other bloggers and go to some workshop panels. One was with publicists--what they look for, how they work, what they want from bloggers. It was VERY informative. We also had Author Speed Dating and even though it was a little unorganized, it was so much fun!!
We met some really great upcoming authors and got to talk to Lisa McMann, Elizabeth Scott and the very funny Daniel Nayeri, among others. The last 20 minutes we got to chat up Michelle Hodkin--and she signed stuff for us. She even hung out with Nikki and I (and some other bloggers) for another hour. She's so freaking great. I love her!
Top books of the day: The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin; Open Wounds by Joseph Lunievicz
So, all in all it was an awesome week!! I'm definitely coming again. I had a blast. If you couldn't tell, I also adore Michelle Hodkin. She's all sorts of cute and awesome.
|Michelle and Me!|