Friday, May 23, 2014

Book Expo America!

Next week is Book Expo America at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York City, and I'm super excited to be making the trip up for it. I get to visit with all my New York buddies, plus share my two new books The Troublemaker and Nana in the City at the conference. It's going to be a fun few days!

·Wednesday, May 28th: BEA kicks off with the 20th Annual Children's Book Art Silent Auction 

This is one of my very favorite events of the year! If you're attending BEA (even if you're not, but happen to live nearby) come to the Javits and bid on some great original art to raise money for the ABFFE (click on the link for all the deets). This little guy below (from Nana in the City) is looking to go home with a new friend.

·Thursday, May 29th: day away from the Javits

I'm going to skip the conference to hang out with my friend and former editor, Frances Foster, along with my good friend (and editor extraordinaire) Noa Wheeler. One of the things I miss most about living in NYC is being able to easily take the subway to the UWS to visit Frances and her husband Tony. I haven't seen them since I moved away from the city in January. It's going to be really nice to spend the afternoon with the Fosters :)  

·Friday, May 30th: full day at the Javits

12-12:30 pm -- I will be in the Autographing Area, signing and giving away a buncha Troublemaker's. Info is HERE. Please come snag a copy and say hello!

3:30 pm -- I'll be at the ABC/CBC Author and Illustrators Tea, chatting about The Troublemaker and Nana in the City with a group of awesome booksellers. I wish there was a way to clone myself so that I could also sit at the tables of the other authors— what a lineup (It's crazy to think I'm even going to be in the same room with all these guys)! Info is HERE. Right after the Tea I'll be hopping on a bus back to Baltimore. A short but full trip! I hope that if you are also heading to BEA next week, I will get to run in to you some point . . .

Wishing you all a lovely Memorial Day weekend. Hooray, summer is almost here!!!


kevinoriris said...

Hi Lauren,

I found your book in the "New" section in the library and checked it our for my home daycare to read during story time. I just read it as to see if its appropriate for my age group of kids and I found the book utterly charming. It made me smile and loved the quiet moments captured in your illustrations. I had no choice but to look back fondly on our family visit to the city. Thanks for your great work and I will seek out your other books.

Jaimee McClellan said...

Congrats on the Caldecott!!! I remember when I found you way back when on Etsy! So exciting...just gushed to my son's school librarian. She's getting a copy this week! :) Wishing you all the best and keep up the fantastic work! -Jaimee

Wenni Donna said...

This is one of best festivals I have heard off lately. Anyways, I am also arranging a convention and searching a conveniently located convention center. Having a hard time as nothing coming in my range. Everything seems so pricey!

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