I am sure we are already all exhausted from BEA but today is my big day full of things I want to do. I have lots of must-see but I am sure I won’t make them all.
I am starting out the day at the Children’s Author Breakfast. Super excited to see Rick Riordan, Veronica Roth, and Mary Pope Osbourne. I hope to post all about it over the weekend. It was the highlight of BEA last year!
I hope to get to the signing for The Survivors: Body & Blood:
A Young Adult Supernatural Fiction Novel-A bloodcurdling, mind-bending, heart-stopping ride.
Then at 10, I am going to the Meet the BEA Young Adult Buzz Authors with Rainbow Rowell, Anna Jarzab, Cristin Terrill, Amy Rose Capetta, Sara Farizan.
Then I am going to head over to the HMH booth and get in line to meet the author of my favorite book of the year, The Testing. There are two other signings around then, that I am interested in, but that is my priority.
At 11, I am going to the panel Out of this World: Page Turners for Young Reader with
Join New York Times bestselling authors Brandon Mull (Spirit Animals), Gordon Korman (The Hypnotists) and debut UK novelist Cathryn Constable (The Wolf Princess) as they discuss creating fantastical action and adventures series for middle grade readers.
Then I have a break to find something decent and not super expensive to eat.
At 1, there is the Middle Grade Buzz panel with Caroline Carlson, Holly Goldberg Sloan, Matthew Ward (one of my favorite debut middle grade of the year), Bob Pflugfelder and Steve Hockensmith, Amy Herrick
Then I have meetings.
Then at 3, I am really excited for the Realistic Fiction – The next hot genre in Young Adult panel with Robyn Schneider, Katie Cotugno, Corey Ann Haydu, Suzanne Young and Cat Patrick.
That evening, i am heading to the BEA Book Blogger picnic! Can’t wait to see/meet everyone!
Then I come home and sleep almost all day Saturday, because I am not coming in for Saturday at all.