Friday, June 06, 2008

Back from BEA

Well, we're back from a great but exhausting weekend at Book Expo America, the site has been updated, and the free books for subscribers have been listed. We love attending BEA, meeting all the authors and mingling with other book lovers. We're willing to overlook the lack of sleep (we usually get to the convention center before 6:00 in the morning) and the sore muscles (no wheels allowed on the show floor) just to get a chance to meet the biggies. We met James Patterson, Lee Child, Jonathan Kellerman, Robert Crais, James Rollins, Neil Gaiman, Philippa Gregory, Kim Harrison, Iris Johansen and Julia Quinn. I also have to admit my own fangirl moments with Lisa Gardner and Katherine Neville. Both were very gracious with my gushing :) Lucky for her, Meg Cabot wasn't there this year, because she could certainly have accused me of stalking her around the convention the last time I saw her. However, most authors are really generous with their fans. Some of the lines were really long, but many authors pulled their lines over to side tables and signed until they ran out of books. Authors are just class acts!

Take a look at the books available for subscribers. I think you'll find something for everyone. There is certainly no shortage of books available. I've also noticed that many of you have also been haunting the list and have grabbed a few of the choice ones already. Good for you -- perserverence pays off!