I’ve spent the past two days in New York at the Book Expo, meeting the booksellers and librarians who sell (and read) my books. The BEA is absolutely wild, filled with your favorite authors giving away signed copies of their books by the boxload. It’s a wonderful way to alert booksellers to the books that are coming to the market soon. Yesterday, I had the opportunity to go to the ABA luncheon since The Lies We Told is an Indie Next Pick for June. Awards were given to those 2009 books voted the best by Independent Bookstores around the country, and I was excited to see my favorite, The Help, win for best debut book. Kathryn Stockett (at right) was there to accept her award. Then I was interviewed for Sirius Radio, which is what I’m doing in the pic above. Today was the big signing day at my publisher’s booth. I flew through a couple of boxes of books and met so many lovely people. (I’m the teeny person in coral in the center). I adore getting to give books away!
Now, John and I are back in New Jersey for a visit with my sister, and if I never have to take a cab anywhere again it will be too soon!