BEA 2012-A Recap in Pictures

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My recap of BEA 2012 in pictures!!!!

Yeah…off to a pretty good start. *grin*

My awesome roommate, book blogger at THE YA CONNECTION and aspiring author…Lisa Lueddecke. Ummm so we just happened to go right by the Hershey’s store. And they had free samples.

The Class of 2k12 Books at the Bank Street Bookstore where we talked about breaking into the business of children’s and young adult fiction.

We got our swag on!

Bank Street Bookstore provided yummy snacks and beverages.

The whole gang from L-R

Kimberly Sabatini (Touching the Surface available October 30th), Sarvenaz Tash (The Mapmaker and the Ghost), A.C. Gaughen (Scarlet), Sarah Tregay (Love & Leftovers) and Lynda Mullaly Hunt (One for the Murphys)

Someone asked me why I had such a little book…of course my answer was that I write for little people LOL!

We had so much fun with this bunch!!!

Of course a little ice cream from the “Seinfeld Dinner” never is a bad ending to a great day. Lisa and Kim.

Look what was waiting in our room from the W Hotel!!! I felt so special…((((hugs)))) to A.C. Gaughen.

Tuesday morning…the view from our room.

Lisa needs an official Times Square picture!!!!

Meeting Suzanne Lazear (Innocent Darkness) for a quick breakfast.

The registration area of BEA.

The Editors for the YA Editors Buzz Panel. Everything sounded fantastic. You can read all about it at Publisher’s Weekly-BEA 2012: Diversity Rules at YA Editor’s Buzz Panel.Β But I want to give a special shout out to my fellow Apocalypsies: Gennifer Albin, author of Crewel and Kat Zhang, author of What’s Left of Me!!!!

I got to spend the WHOLE day with one of my favorite people EVAH!!!! My fantabulous agent Michelle Wolfson. *Heart Squish* And a shout out to Jennifer Laughran for taking a kick-ass picture of us. *grin*

Can you spot all the fabulous Sourcebook authors I found? SEND by Patty Blout, My YAOTL buddy Geoff Herback with STUPID FAST and NOTHING SPECIAL, and some of the Apocalypsies like…Miranda Kenneally with CATCHING JORDAN and STEALING PARKER, Zoraida Cordova with THE VICIOUS DEEP and Leanna Renee Hieber with DARKER STILL and THE TWISTED TRAGEDY OF MISS NATALIE STEWART. Plus a ton of other great reads!!!

Time to meet more of the Apocalypsies!!!!! We had an amazing Meet & Greet. Everyone was given a dance card to get signed by all the Apocalypsie authors in attendance. Here’s what they looked like. Each card was numbered and prize packages of books, ARCs and swag were auctioned off through out the afternoon.

So excited–I got to meet Erica Haglund of The Book Cellar and Julie Cross’ Perfect Ten.

I also got a chance to meet Natalia from Dazzling Reads. Love her!

It’s a small world! Barbra Kane (High School Librarian and Media Specialist in Jamestown, NY) and I graduated from the same college. Go Geneseo!!!

And don’t forget my buddy Grace from Words Like Silver. We saw each other everywhere…she may be tired of me LOL!

And here all the Apocalypsies who participated!!!!

After a hanging out with all the wonderful folks at Simon Pulse, I headed over to the NYC Teen Author Carnival.where I found lots of Simon Pulse authors and Apocalypsies and sometimes they were both, like K.M Walton (CRACKED) and Corrine Jackson (IF I LIE.)

Hilary Graham (REUNITED)


Fiona Paul (VENOM) and Lauren Morrill (MEANT TO BE)

Rebecca Serle (WHEN YOU WERE MINE)

Gennifer Albin (REWEL), Tiffany Schmidt (SEND ME A SIGN) and Katie McGarry (PUSHING THE LIMITS) There was a ton of other great authors here but I have yet to learn how to clone myself…the dystopian writers are working on that for me though.

Of course we were REALLY hungry after all that book talk so K.M. Walton, Lynda Mullaly Hunt, Me and Corrine Jackson got some yummy stuff.

Are you getting tired yet? You should have seen me by the time I crawled into bed that night, but no rest for the weary because I was off on Wednesday morning to the YA Author’s Breakfast!!!!

Chris Colfer from Glee was the MC for the event. He was wonderfully funny and very touching as he talked about his own goal, from the age of 10 to have his book published.

In my opinion he seemed very genuine.

Chris Colfer, John Green (the Justin Bieber of the YA world *snort*), Lois Lowry and Kadir Nelson–Each one of these three legends was amazing. Lois Lowry received a standing ovation that was well deserved. You can watch the a live stream replay of the breakfast here…Live Stream Book Expo America

Yeah…I got this close. *sigh*

Back on the main floor I got Tom Angleberger’s autograph for my boys…they were thrilled!

Heading over to my favorite place…Simon & Schuster!!!!

And look who I found on the way…Tim Gunn. He is Fabulous!

Simon & Schuster was crazy busy!!!! I think I can see someone grabbing one of my bookmarks LOL!

I am an awesome mom! Was in line for almost 2 hours to get my oldest son a signed copy of INSURGENT by Veronica Roth! (Lisa, Kim and Jennifer)

And when you make friends on line…you might just get dubbed the Fabulous Five by the line monitors LOL! Don’t forget to check out Terri’s blog Read & Riot. And a Happy Birthday to Terri’s mom, Irene–she’ll be celebrating on Saturday with my brand new 7 year old. Cha, Cha, Cha Irene!!!

The front of the line for the DARK DAYS TOUR had been sitting w-a-y Β  u-p Β  t-h-e-r-e since 10 am so I won’t complain LOL!

Apocalypsie Elizabeth Norris signing UNRAVELING, Veronica Roth signing INSURGENT, Bethany Griffin signing MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH and Aprilynne Pike signing DESTINED.

Flew by Rachel Ray

And a very TALL Harlem Globetrotter LOL!

I also wanted to hit some of the Apocalypsies at their author signings. I missed a ton, but was luck to get a book from…

Sorry it’s blurry–Dan Krokos signing Lisa’s copy of FALSE MEMORY.

And TIME BETWEEN US author and sweetheart, Tamara Ireland Stone

My last Class of 2k12 event was Mix, Mingle and Win! So I mixed and mingled with two of my new favorite people Kim an Judy…making me the winner.

The Class of 2k12 Sarah Tregay, A.C. Gaughen, Megan Bostic, Lynda Mullaly Hunt, Sarvenaz Tash and me.

One of my favorite BEA pics! A.C. Gaughen and her new FIGHT LIKE A GIRL T-shirts for a GLOW fundraiser. Great cause–I am so getting one! If you’re interested in buying one and supporting GLOW–leave your contact info in the comments and I’ll make sure that A. C. gets it.

And what you’ve all been waiting for…the books!

Not including all the MG books I got for the boys…here was my amazing YA haul. Keep tabs on my blog because a lot of these will be up for grabs after I read them!!!! Contests galore, but I can assure you that you will not be getting my 11yo’s signed copy of INSURGENT or my signed ARC of Lois Lowry’s book SON. <3 But that means my question must be…which book would you be desperate for me to have as a prize in a contest???? *FYI DAYS OF BLOOD AND STARLIGHT is only a sample–not the full ARC, but it comes with the full paperback of DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE. Also–if you’ve blogged about your BEA experience–add your link so I can check it out. I had a fabulous time and I hope you did too. And if you couldn’t be there, I hope this helped you feel like you were. Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. Wow! I feel like I was there myself…living vicariously through you! Next year, people will be lined up around the CITY, waiting for a signed copy of SURFACE. <3 you!!!

    • So crazy to think I’ll have a book…a real book next year!!!!

  2. YEAH!! This helped me feel like I was there! Love ya bunches! <333

  3. WOW! What a great recap, Kim! Looks like an awesome time! Although it makes me a little more sad that I wasn’t there.

  4. Great recap. I can’t believe how close you were to the stage at the Children Author’s breakfast !

    • Well…I walked up after and I have a very nice telephoto lens on my camera…but it was still pretty swoon worthy!!!!

  5. Looks like you had a pretty fab BEA! It was so lovely to meet you!! πŸ™‚

  6. IT WAS SO AWESOME TO MEET YOU! NO I didn’t get tired of you haha I was actually worried you were getting tired of me πŸ™‚ I wish I had seen DEAR TEEN ME but I got some amazing books. This was a great recap and hopefully I get to see you again soon!

    • Phew! I was getting worried that you thought I was stalking you. I loved seeing you so often. I got really lucky to get DEAR TEEN ME…stumbled upon it. I’ll give it away when I’m done. And I hope to see you again soon too. <3

  7. Great pics, looks like so much fun

    • I need to meet you!!! One day…we will be in the same spot!!! :o)

  8. Aw, you brought back so many happy memories from my 2010 BEA trip! Sadly, I wasn’t able to go this year, but I really enjoyed living vicariously through you!!

  9. Great pics, Kim! Your blog is the next best thing to being there. πŸ™‚

  10. Kim, I had a fabulous time! We must do this again. Thank you for being an awesome roommate!


    Lisa Lueddecke

  11. The Raven Boys!!!! Swoon. All The Books!!!!

  12. Wow, looks like BEA was another fantastic dream come true, Kim! Thanks for sharing! With all of your pics & your comments, it’s truly the next best thing to being there! πŸ™‚

  13. I saw Lisa’s pics over at YA Connection, and now I’ve seen yours, too…BEA must have been amazing! Thanks for posting such great pictures from the events. I’m getting a huge head start on planning for next year, so that maybe I can go! (And get a copy of your book, =3)

  14. I love reading about BEA! What an adventure. Your pictures really capture the amazingness.

    Gotta say, Raven Boys sounds so awesome. Can’t wait for it to release.


  15. Loved this recap, Kim. Wish I could have been there to celebrate with you. I’m so excited for all of my debut author buddies. It was so exciting to see so many familiar faces in your group.

    • One of my favorite parts is to see so many friends being successful. I find it so exciting!!!! Can’t wait to see a book by you on those shelves. <3

  16. How come you got LEVEL 2 and I didn’t get TOUCHING THE SURFACE? *cries* Awesome seeing you and thanks so much for hanging at the Apoc event πŸ™‚

    • It was so geat to see you too!!! *Pets your book* It was a fabulous event and you are made of awesome!

  17. WOW!! I examined every single one of these pictures and really wish I had been there πŸ™‚ It looks like it was an awesome time! I’m glad you got everything you wanted out of your day there. Next year, I’m coming with you!

  18. Oh. My. God. I was at TAC at the same time at the same panel in the front row. O.O I DIDN’T SEE YOU!!! *sobs*

  19. Nooooooooooooooo…..

    • πŸ™ Well I was the one who asked the “what’s your weirdest moment” question. XD I loved the answers.

      • You were so close I could have grabbed you. *head thunk*

        • Lol. πŸ˜› I probably would’ve screamed. I swear, I should’ve looked around more. -_- I guess I was too caught up at being at my first (small) convention! lol

          • That just means we have more time to anticipate our future meeting LOL!!

          • Hopefully! Think you’re going to TAC next year? O.O

          • I really hope so!!! <3

  20. Yays! πŸ˜€ See you there then. πŸ™‚ Oh, and forgot to mention, AWESOME books you got. πŸ™‚

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  23. Hello,Looks like an awesome time! Although it makes me a little more sad that I wasn’t there.

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