But enough about the food, what about the BOOKS. The AUTHORS. The BLOGGERS!! The LIBRARIANS. This is what New York librarians look like...
Okay. Not ALL of them but here's two!! Librarians were not this gorgeous and cool when I was a teen!
So. To start up. Tuesday morning EARLY I met up with Shana Silver and Laura from Laura's Reviews. (We weren't blurry, but my blackberry was...)
Kody Keplinger, author of DUFF and soon to be released SHUT OUT. I got a signed copy and can't wait to read it!! Kody is adorable and sweet and so friggin' young and talented and poised I kind of wanted to hate her! Ha ha, just kidding! She was amazing!
I also got to meet fellow DEB and AMAZING author Sarah MacLean. She wrote a YA, The Season, and is now a NY Times Bestselling Romance Author. She is as sweet in person as she is online and she is also really really tall!!! Which I envy now in addition to her amazing prose!! I got a signed copy of TEN WAYS TO BE ADORED WHEN LANDING A LORD!
I caught the last part of a panel with Laini Taylor, who is hard to miss with her trademark PINK hair ( love!). I got a little teary eyed when she spoke about a passage in her new book (DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE) that she wrote when she was on a book retreat with the lovely and prolific author, Lisa SchroEder and the amazing L.K. Madigan, who recently passed away.
I got to meet and get an autographed book from TONY HAWK for my skateboarding nephew!