I dipped my toes into BEA by attending BEA Blogger yesterday. I also went to awesome book parties and met some authors we’ve read as a book club here on From Left to Write. I’m on my way out the door for the first day on the Expo Hall (follow my tweets for photos, etc), but wanted to share some photo goodness with you!
I met Tom Reiss, author of The Black Count (affiliate link). Did I mention that he recently won the Pulitzer Prize and that it was From Left to Write book club selection? He’s a great guy! Don’t you love it when authors of books you love are nice?
During BEA Blogger, I learned about THIS. Yes, you read that right, J.J. Abrams has a novel S. coming out this October. It’s shrouded in secrecy, like all of his projects. This postcard is the first clue to it. I predict this will be a best seller. S. (affiliate link) is available for pre-order but there’s no cover art or anything yet. Abrams has an elaborate marketing plan that includes a lot of bread crumbs like this postcard and internet Easter eggs.
— Hugh Howey (@hughhowey) May 29, 2013
Then I accosted Hugh Howey at the food court yesterday. He was totally gracious as I got all fan girl about his book Wool (affiliate link). Of course I told him that I was a book blogger. An hour later, I see this tweet! How fun is it when authors tweet our the reviews we write about their book? That made my afternoon. Plus I didn’t feel bad about interrupting his conversation with 6 other people. Also, guy how stole a french fry off my tray while I talked to Hugh? I would have given you one if you had just asked.
There’s so much more, but I need to get dressed and head down to Day 2 of Book Expo!