Looking up 34th, from 12th Ave.
The middle part of my trip, was the real reason I journeyed to NYC, Book Expo America. It's wonderful being surrounded by books, people who love books, people who plan their vacation and lives around books, people like me.
Here are some of the authors I heard speak at the various Book and Author Breakfast, Brian Selznick, Sarah Dessen, Kevin Henkes, Julianne Moore, Diane Keaton, Jefferey Eugenides, Charlaine Harris, Mindy Kaling, Roger Ebert, Anne Enright, Erik Larson, Jim Lehrer, Ellen Degeneres was scheduled, but sent a video instead, something about it was her husband's birthday, so not funny. I did a post here, with some photos.
Another great event was Speed Dating with Children's Authors at BEA, sponsored by the ABC Children's Group at ABA and the Children's Book Council. This is an event I try to never miss. The years that Bob attended BEA with me, he always thought it was one of the best events of the many offered; and I agree. Here's a collage of the authors from Speed Dating:
I['ve also learned not to miss any the of the Editor's Buzz Reports events. There were three, for Adult books, for Young Adult and for Middle School. It's wonderful to hear about new books from people who are passionate about them, the editors who brought the books to fruition.. They often tell how their book was discovered, the process and a bit about the author. I did a post here.
I did something new, to me, for lunch each day at the Javitz Center, I ate out on the sidewalk at one of the hot carts. It was inexpensive and wonderful. Try it next time you're in NYC.
Thanks for stopping by, we enjoyed having you,