BEA2013: Day Two

Day Two of BEA was a little less hectic and I’m not as tired or overwhelmed as I was after Day One. Like I said yesterday, I learned from my mistakes and got to the signings early. I wanted to see Holly Black, and waited 45 minutes *before* her signing started just so I could be at the front of the line (the line stretched so far back I couldn’t even see the end of it!).

booksdaytwo (Medium)Today’s haul! Top row plus the first two books (book and sampler, actually) on the left side of the second row are signed.

stackdaytwo (Medium)A lopsided pile of books.

I currently have books EVERYWHERE, and I love it.


BEA2013: Day One

BEA was insane today. Big crowds, lots of long autographing lines… I ended up with a good haul, however:

bookdayone (Medium)The entire top row and third, fourth, and fifth book in the second row were signed!

bookstackdayone (Medium)Nice stack of books.

021 (Medium)Highlight of the day: Meeting Lemony Snicket! He was so funny!

And tomorrow is another day! I looked over my schedule and made some adjustments. I now know that it is impossible to see/do everything. Not unless you clone yourself. So the theme of tomorrow (and today, once I realized I couldn’t do everything due to the fact that I was spending nearly 45 mins on autographing lines!) is to do the stuff I really, really want to do. And get to the events early, because boy do those lines build up fast!


The Eve of BEA2013

Heading to Book Expo tomorrow, hooray! I can’t believe the day is finally here. I think I’ve been talking non-stop about BEA for the past three MONTHS. Am I excited? Yeah, just a little.

I’m not going as a writer, but as a book lover. I can’t wait to get my hands on all the shiny, pretty ARCs. I will try and post about each day, but I’m probably going to be too drained to do it after I get home. Maybe I’ll just share pictures of my daily haul, how’s that sound?

On an unrelated note, my blog turned one yesterday. (I wouldn’t have even known if WordPress hadn’t sent me a little trophy.) Here’s to another great year of blogging!



034 (Medium)I got a Kindle for my birthday! Now, I was one of those people who swore I’d stop reading before using an ereader, but my stance has changed in the last year or so. Basically, once I found out you could send your word documents to the ereader and read them on there, as opposed to wasting 230498324 pages of paper (not to mention ink!), I knew I had to get one. I printed out The Sight Seer–it’s A LOT of paper. I also printed out Novel Number 8, which is about 20,000 words less than Seer, but still, it’s a huge stack of pages (and yes, I did print on both sides of the paper!). I did not print out Novel Number 9 (I’m running out of room for all of this paper!), opting to instead read it over (and over, and over) on my computer. My poor eyes. Knowing I had many more novels to write and edit, I decided it was time to finally get a Kindle. And the first thing I read on it? The Sight Seer! I love being able to read on a device without straining my eyes! Eventually, I’ll upload Novel 9 and read that over, looking for typos and grammatical mistakes. And of course I’m going to fill it up with books and novellas!


Cover Reveal: The Sight Seer

Busy, busy, busy. SO VERY BUSY. May was always going to be a busy month, but throw in book stuff and now it’s INSANE. But in a good way, of course.

And I have something very exciting to share with you: The cover of THE SIGHT SEER!!! Are you ready to see this beauty? Should I make you scroll down? Yeah, I think I should…











BAM! I told you it was gorgeous! I seriously want to stare at it all day. It was designed by the amazing Rue Volley, thank you Rue!! I also need to give a shout-out to Amy for helping me find this perfect image!

The Sight Seer goes on sale June 14th!!


Books of 2013: May

It’s May! My favorite month of the year! This one is going to be super busy, so I don’t know how much reading I’m going to get done, but here are the May releases I’m excited for:


7th-If I Should Die-Amy Plum

7th-Invisibility-Andrea Cremer and David Levithan

7th-Reboot-Amy Tintera

7th-Chantress-Amy Butler Greenfield

14th-Parallel-Lauren Miller

21st-Transparent-Natalie Whipple

28th-Wild Awake-Hilary T. Smith

Hoping for some warm spring days where I can sit outside and read! What’s your favorite month?