Sunday, March 27, 2011

NYC Teen Author Fest - Signing at Books of Wonder

Last Sunday Books of Wonder hosted a mega YA author signing.  Forty four authors were slated and there was a surprise guest,  Ellen Hopkins (Crank, Glass, Tricks).  Of course, I had to go buy two of her books to get signed.   You can see what other titles I got by reading my IMM post.

Not only was it a great author festival it was a great blogger networking day.  I drove down with Maria from The Serpentine Library and also got to see Mitaly from Alley of Books and Rachel from The Book Muncher once again.  I met up with Rachel from Bookshelf Lust who introduced me to Bethany
from Bookish Bethie.  Also, Gaby from Starting Fresh recognized me from the Book Blogger Convention last year so we reacquainted ourselves.

It was tons of fun and of course, I bought more books than I intended, but I could have done a lot more damage.  Stay tuned, because I will be giving away some of the books I acquired.

Me with Maggie Stiefvater - She looks soooo young!

(l-r) Alyssa Sheinmel, Mark Shulman & Natalie Standiford

(l-r) Patrick Ryan, Leila Sales & Kieran Scott

(l-r) Rachel from The Book Muncher & Mitaly from Alley of Books

Getting books signed by Lisa McMann (bottom l corner)

(l-r) Barry Lyga, Torrey Maldonado & Melina Marchetta

Kim Harrington

Elizabeth Eulberg

The awesome BOW employees worked really hard!

List of authors:
Lizabeth Zindel (A Girl, A Ghost, and the Hollywood Hills)

Maryrose Wood (The Hidden Gallery)
Suzanne Weyn (Empty)
Danette Vigilante (The Trouble with Half a Moon)
Maggie Stiefvater (Linger, Shiver, Lament)
Natalie Standiford (Confessions of the Sullivan Sisters)
Mark Shulman (Scrawl)
Alyssa Sheinmel (The Beautiful Between)
Kieran Scott (She’s So Dead to Us)
Leila Sales (Mostly Good Girls)
Patrick Ryan (Gemini Bites)
Marie Rutkoski (The Celestial Globe)
Lena Roy (Edges)
Michael Northrup (Trapped)
Sarah Mlynowski (Gimme a Call)
Neesha Meminger (Jazz in Love)
Terra Elan McVoy (After the Kiss)
Lisa McMann (Cryer’s Cross)
Kimberly Marcus (Exposed)
Melina Marchetta (The Piper’s Son)
Torrey Maldonado (Secret Saturdays)
Barry Lyga (Archvillain)
E. Lockhart (Real Live Boyfriends)
Sarah Darer Littman (Life After)
David Levithan (Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares)
Melissa Kantor (The Darlings Are Forever)
Carla Jablonksi (Resistance)
Gwendolyn Heasley (Where I Belong)
Kim Harrington (Clarity)
Christopher Grant (Teenie)
Margie Gelbwasser (Inconvenient)
Elizabeth Eulberg (Prom & Prejudice)
Helen Ellis (The Turning)
Daniel Ehrenhaft (Friend is Not a Verb)
Sarah Beth Durst (Enchanted Ivy)
Matt De La Pena (I Will Save You)
Brent Crawford (Carter Finally Gets It)
Eireann Corrigan (Accomplice)
Susane Colasanti (Something Like Fate)
Marina Budhos (Tell Us We’re Home)
Kate Brian (Book of Spells)
Philana Marie Boles (Glitz)
Judy Blundell (Strings Attached)
Cathleen Bell (Little Blog on the Prairie)


Liz said...

This event looks like it was so much fun! I really hope I get to meet Maggie Stiefvater some day.

Smash Attack Ash said...

HOW COOL!!!! What an enjoyable day. Thanks for sharing. :)

Library Gal @Lost in the Library said...

That is an amazing line-up of authors!!! WOW! Did you buy every book?:)

Angela Carlie said...

Awesome! I'm so jealous!

Jenny said...

Wow, what a fabulous event, I'm completely jealous at the moment:) Such great authors there, so glad to see you had a blast!

Missie, The Unread Reader said...

ZOMG! ZOMG! Did you Melina Marchetta? I would have DED!

So fun. Thanks for sharing all those pictures.

Midnyte Reader said...

@Liz-I'm sure you will.
@Library Gal - No, I didn't buy every book, but I definitely bought more than I planned.
@Missie - No, I didn't buy Melina's book, but now I wish I had.

Gaby317 said...

Great post! It was nice to see you at the event. Looking forward to BEA and the book blogger convention - just around the corner. :)

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