Day 3 - Thursday, June 7, 2012.
I've met Charles Day at several Horror Conferences and he had told me the day before that he would be signing his first published novel, The Legend of the Pumpkin Thief, so I made sure to add it to my schedule.
The final signing that I went to for the day was for The Curiosities: A Collection of Stories by Brenna Yovanoff, Maggie Stiefvater and Tessa Gratton. As you can imagine the line started very, very early and snaked around to a storage area. The wait was long and I almost bagged it. I knew I had enough books. But I stuck it out and Lisa who was several people in front of me turned to me and mouthed, "All three authors are here!" I am a huge fan of Brenna Yovanov's, so I was thrilled I stayed and got to speak to her. And Tessa liked my shirt because there were skulls on it.
Once again Lisa and I treated ourselves to lunch and delicious desserts at The West Bank Cafe on 42nd Street. We each got one and shared. Butterscotch Parfait and Strawberry Shortcake.
BEA 2012 went by so fast. I felt that this year was a bit more um, "civilized" than last year, in that I felt people were a little more courteous. Well except for all the people who cut in line and people who were "holding" a place for like five of their friends (I have pictures of some of you surreptitiously taken - muahahaha. Just sayin'). It was a wonderful time and if you can get there one year, I recommend it.
Now, I'm off to organize some books.