Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Writer Wednesday: Book Expo America 2014



BEA!!! Okay, I still haven't come down from my BEA high. This is seriously my favorite event. Why? Because I always get to hang out with really awesome writers and bloggers and publishing people. Man, I love my job.

So, here's a recap of my BEA 2014 experience:

First, check out the awesome Spencer Hill Press signing chart. (Do you see my name?)


And here I am signing The Monster Within ARCs. Photo courtesy of the very awesome Miss Dvora Gelfond.

Fellow horror writer Charles Day stopped by to get an ARC of The Monster Within.


I got really amazing triquetra necklaces for my book, which we raffled off in baskets and during the signing. I don't think I'm ever taking mine off. It's so pretty!


And here's the beautiful Jennifer Allis Provost who made the triquetra necklaces for me because she's that awesome.

Brooke Delvecchio is one of the most adorable people ever. I love her.


Here I am with Richard Shealy, one of my copy editors.

Here I am with Jessica Porteous, Lisa Amowitz, and Elizabeth Langston.

My agency sister, Vicki Merkel, attended my signing. 

Vikki Ciaffone is not my editor at SHP but I love her.

And I got to meet Eliza Tilton in person finally too! And I met J.A. Ward.


I also had a signing as Ashelyn Drake for my upcoming YA contemporary Perfect For You. Swoon Romance was awesome about getting people to stop by my booth to pick up signed postcards and talk about the book. I also had two amazing dancers (Yes, I said dancers.) bringing people in. A special thanks to Dorothy Dryer and Dan Cohen. You two are the best cheerleaders ever! 


After knowing Rachel Harris online for years we got to meet in person!

Okay, and this has nothing to do with my signings or meeting people, BUT… I finally got to see Rick Riordan!!! Thank you to Dan Cohen for making sure I got a picture of Rick this time. 


AND…I got Becca Fitzpatrick's new book! Yay! I'm so excited to read it. I loved the Hush, Hush series. I have to thank Dan Cohen for this one too because he totally snagged me a copy early and I didn't even have to wait in line.

I had to leave early on Saturday because the train schedule changed and we are having work done on our house and had to be home for it. I was sad to go and am already counting the days until BEA 2015!

44 comments:

  1. Wow, looks like you had a wonderful time. Very jealous.

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  2. That's awesome. I hope to go one day and immerse myself in the energy and excitement of the event. I'd also love to meet the authors and bloggers I only know online.

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    1. Meeting everyone in person is so much fun. I love that part. :)

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    1. Me too because then we could hang out.

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  4. How fun! Thanks for sharing your photos, Kelly. It's nice to visit sites and blogs by writers who share a little of themselves and their lives with the blogosphere.

    I will plan to attend some day.

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  5. Looks like you thoroughly enjoyed yourself! Thanks for sharing the pics!

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  6. Cool stuff, and hey, I forgot to send you our photo... sending it off right after I post!

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  7. Looks like a great time, thanks for sharing your enthusiasm!

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  8. Kelly, this whole post just made me *smile* So happy that you were able to connect with so many of your fans, fellow authors and the people behind the scenes in the publishing world who bring books from manuscript to reality. So exciting! *HUGS*

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    1. I think I smile nonstop at BEA. It's just so much fun.

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  9. Great pictures! And I love the triquetra necklace! :D

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    1. Thanks! I love the necklace too. I'm wearing it right now. :)

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  10. Looks like you had a lot of fun. After all the work you've been doing, you deserved to have a great time.

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    1. It's great to just relax and enjoy myself for three days without having to stress over deadlines. :)

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  11. Cool pics. Looks like you had an awesome time!

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  12. That sounds like a great event. Congratulations on the signings and meeting all those wonderful people. Never been, wish I could.

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  13. Great pictures, Kelly! You look fabulous and I absolutely love, love love the necklace! It's so different and I can even imagine something like this becoming quite popular! Wonderful job=)

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  14. Congratulations!!! I wish I could have gone. I watched many of my fellow Simon & Schuster authors make the trip and post about their meetings with various editors and I felt so envious. Maybe sometime in the future I'll be able to scrape up enough money to make that New York trip.

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    1. Definitely go if you can. It's a great experience.

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  15. Lots of beautiful folks, especially the one who's in most of the pictures.
    I'm still thinking about the construction you're doing at your home. Seems you got to spend the time away in the best way ;)

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    1. Aw, thanks. I hate myself in pictures.

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  16. You sound like you had an awesome time! Congratulations!

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  17. Looks like an amazing time. I'd love to go, but I stink with names and I'd be so worried about not recognizing someone's when I met them. I'm not the only one who worries over silly things like this, am I?

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    1. Everyone wears a name tag so there's nothing to worry about. :)

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  18. I thought I recognized Eliza in the photo in your newsletter! =) Thanks for sharing, I love getting to live BEA thru pics. Looks like you had a fun, busy time!

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    1. Good eye! :) It was so much fun. I wish it was longer though. I didn't get to spend much time with several people I met because the place is crazy busy. I need a full week of BEA.

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  19. Looks like you had the most wonderful time! (And you had dancers. Wow.)

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  20. Wow, wish I could attend that sometime. Sounds really awesome!

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    1. It's hard to put the awesomeness of BEA into words. :)

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  21. Glad you enjoyed it! Very much considering going in 2016 when it'll be in Chicago.

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    1. I'm sad about the location change for 2016 because that add the expense of a flight for me. :(

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  22. Looks like you had lots of fun. Awesome, Kelly!

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