Gillian Flynn. I absolutely loved her books Sharp Objects and Dark Places. When I found out that she had a new book out, I was soooo excited. When I found out she was signing at the Random House booth, I was downright giddy.
Then it was off to the autographing area to get a copy of Point of Origin by Amanda Harvard.
I dashed back to the Random House book to wait in line for Justin Cronin's signing of The Twelve. Above is my handler Lisa who was very excited to meet him.
While I was perusing the Flux booth, the author of The City's Son, Tom Pollock came by and autographed his book.
There was (and is) a lot of buzz about Carnival of Souls and although the people were being put through quickly, Melissa Marr made the time to speak to everyone.
When I read that Amy Garvey, author of Glass Heart, grew up wishing she was Samantha Stephens from Bewitched, I knew I had to get her book.
This is the autographing area. Authors are scheduled at numbered tables at certain times. It can get rather confusing trying to determine which line belongs to which table and author, but basically people just keep asking, "Which line is this?" until they find the end of the one they want. Also, sometimes if you are on a long line, people will hold your place so you can run to a shorter line to get a different autograph.
Since the autographing area is near the children's books booths, this rock star showed up to promote his new book. Sorry, I was too enamored with his furry face to find out the title.
Yep, Maggie Stiefvater's Raven Boys had one of the longest lines at BEA as well.
Suzanne Laear. I love the cover!
After the first day of craziness, me and Maria from The Serpentine Library went to the event The Apocolapsies: Meet the Authors of 2012's Must Reads, also at the Javits Center. Authors mingled among attendees and prizes were given.
Zoraida Cordova author of Vicious Deep chats with Maria.
Me and Gretchen McNeil, author of Possess and Ten.
Leah Clifford, author of A Touch Mortal and A Touch Morbid and Maria.