spot_img

Friday at BEA

You could tell your own love story in 10 words to win.
You could tell your own love story in 10 words to win.

How to explain Book Expo America to those who’ve never attended?  Miles and miles of waking on concrete covered by a thin layer of carpeting.  All languages being spoken, deals being made, products being hawked, networking and books, books, books.

.

Librarians, booksellers and avid readers walk hunched over with heavy bags filled with the days treasures.  Books signed by Carl Hiaasen, Sandra Brown, Jason Segel, Jodi Picoult and more.  But it doesn’t matter how tired you are, you just keep going because there’s one more booth to see, one more book to get.  It’s highly addictive.

.

.

.

.

Ruth Klein
Ruth Klein

I met an author, Ruth Klein who writes nonfiction, and she stopped by Tonya Kappes booth and insisted she only reads nonfiction.  After a lively discussion, she left with one of Tonya’s fiction books declaring, “This is a first!”  Yay, a convert.

.

I got interviewed for tv and when they send me the link, I’ll post it.  They just wanted me to talk about how I started in the business.  That was really exciting for me.

.

.

.

.

Carl Hiaasin
Carl Hiaasen

Sandra Brown
Sandra Brown

 

 

 

 

 

 

.

.

.

.

There was even a bar set up at a booth and believe me it was packed.  Unfortunately, I was in the mood for root beer and they didn’t have any.

Bottom Line:  After soaking my feet all night, I’m ready for another day!

Similar Articles

Comments

FOLLOW US

2,023FansLike
3,108FollowersFollow
10,500SubscribersSubscribe

Recent Book Trailers

Instagram

Advertismentspot_img

Don't Miss

Cozy Reads for Rainy Days

0
Cozy up with these mysteries for those rainy days! Fresh Brewed Murder by Emmeline Duncan Master barista Sage Caplin is opening a new coffee cart in Portland,...

National Book Foundation to Present Lifetime Achievement Award to Karen Tei Yamashita

0
National Book Foundation to Present Lifetime Achievement Award to Karen Tei Yamashita The National Book Foundation, presenter of the National Book Awards, today announced that...

Hobbit Day and Tolkien Week Sept 19 – 25, 2021

0
Did you know there was a Hobbit Day and Tolkien Week? Are you a rabid fan of all things J.R.R. Tolkien? The American Tolkien...

SNEAK PEEK: The Secret Keepers of Old Depot Grocery by Amanda Cox

0
A Sneak Peek of The Secret Keepers of Old Depot Grocery by Amanda Cox AND a Look Behind The Words with the Author. Present Day. Sarah...

ZONDERKIDZ ANNOUNCES NEW PODCAST

0
The Jesus Storybook Bible Podcast premieres September 23 with guests Amy Grant and Bishop Michael Curry Zonderkidz is pleased to announce that New York Times bestselling author Sally...

Ellen DeGeneres’s Picture Book Coming May 2022

0
Ellen DeGeneres's Picture Book LITTLE ELLEN Coming From RHCB in May 2022 Emmy Award–winning talk show host, comedian, actress, and entertainment pioneer Ellen DeGeneres will publish a...

SNEAK PEEK: DOWN IN NEW ORLEANS BY HEATHER GRAHAM

0
DOWN IN NEW ORLEANS BY HEATHER GRAHAM I didn’t do it. Those are the words Ann Marcel’s ex-husband, Jon, mutters the day he staggers through her...

SNEAK PEEK: Publishing Pitfalls / The Relaxed Author By Mark Leslie Lefebvre

0
Publishing Pitfalls / The Relaxed Author By Mark Leslie Lefebvre Publishing Pitfalls / The Relaxed Author The Newest Insights By Publishing Expert - Mark Leslie Lefebvre,...

‘Oh, The Places You’ll Go’ After the Pandemic by Marina Adair

0
Like many, my family has spent the past ten months sheltering in place, watching through the window as time passes by. Like a character...

Fall Cozy Mysteries Coming Soon!

0
Halloween Party Murder by Leslie Meier, Lee Hollis and Barbara Ross Small town traditions are celebrated throughout Maine during the holiday season. But when it comes to Halloween, some people...