Tuesday, June 04, 2013

BookExpo America 2013 - The People

I missed BookExpo America (BEA) last year due to stuff. I was thrilled to be able to spend a day at BEA this year. BEA was held at the Javitz Center in New York City (where it will be in 2014 and 2015). It was a fantastic day. I was able to say 'hello' to authors and publicists I'd only met online and see others that I've met before.

If you are a book lover too (and I bet you are because you are reading a book blog), you can attend BEA as a Power Reader. I wasn't there on Saturday when BEA was opened to the Power Readers/public so I can't tell you if it was crowded. It seems like a great chance to pick up some wonderful books and meet some of your favorite authors.

Here are photos that I took of people on Friday. I'll write a separate post about the novels I picked up. There is a tendency to take every book offered, but I was careful to take only what I would read. It took a lot of self-control, believe me. 

John Hornor Jacobs and The Twelve-Fingered Boy. This is John's first YA novel.

Ben Smith and Jon Oliver from Rebellion Publishing (Solaris, Abaddon, etc.).
I talked with them before I had coffee. It's amazing that I made any sense (if I did).

Pierce Brown and Red Rising. There was a long line and many ARCs.
I owe Pierce a gold star for book signing.

Jon Land and Strong Rain Falling at the ThrillerFest booth.
ThrillerFest will be held in NYC July 10 -13.

I was just walking around and spotted Giada De Laurentiis. She had just finished
signing Recipe for Adventure (a children's book). She is super nice!

Jon McGoran and Drift.

Andrea Cremer as A.D. Robertson with Captive (Forbidden Nightshade 1),
an adult fantasy novel set in the world of her Nightshade books.
We'll be talking about this!

V.E. (Victoria) Schwab with her first adult novel, Viscious.

Edward Lazellari and The Lost Prince. The much anticipated second novel in
the Guardians of Aandor series.

John Carter Cash and Lupus Rex. This is the first novel being published by
Ravenstone, the children's and YA imprint of Rebellion Publishing.

Michael Molcher (Rebellion's PR Coodinator) with Lupus Rex
(that's King Wolf for those of you who don't read Latin).

Grumpy Cat!!! She is so calm. I think the longest line I was on at BEA was
to snap this photo. GC has a book coming out in the Fall and
has just signed a movie deal (actually her hooman did that on her behalf).

My final stop of the day was the SFWA booth:

Laura Anne Gilman, who has written the Retreivers, Vineart War, and 
Paranormal Scene Investigations novels (and more) and the upcoming Portals series.

Karen Heuler, author of The Inner City, The Made-up Man
The Soft Room, and more.

Look for my next BEA post - BookExpo America 2013 - The Books


  1. What great pics!! Looks like a super event. Grumpy cat is adorable. So is Pierce Brown! The Twelve-Fingered Boy and Vicious look awesome! Excited to read a bunch of these!!

  2. Yay! I didn't even realize you went. You met Karen! :D

    1. Yes! I just spent 1 day and it was fantastic!

  3. Looks awesome. Hope one day I can make the trip.