NYC was full of book biz bibliophiles last Thursday. I made it my mission to meet as many of my Library heroes as I could before my book signing in the afternoon at Book Expo America.
The convention center was ginormous. So many booths, with authors, publishers & press from all over the world! But I managed to figure out where the Librarians were:
Librarians are rock stars at Book Expo America - they get a LIBRARIANS-ONLY Lounge to chill in between visiting all of the booths!
In addition to bloggers, bookstore owners & people who had seen reviews of TRUST.... the Librarians I had met in the morning showed up with big smiles waiting to get my book!
I told them all, full of excitement & gratitude: "This book is a love letter to you!"
Signed so many copies with: 'Thank you for all that you do'.
One Librarian came back a half hour later to tell me she read chapter one of my book in the Librarian Lounge & loved it!!! OMG!!!
A librarian brought her teen daughter to the expo. I was thrilled to sign my first copy of my young adult book for a teen! Loved her ferociously blue-streaked hair. :)
Then I met my newest favorites: Library For All! They are curating an online library of kids books for children & teens in developing countries. Hearing about their amazingly well organized accomplishments & plans for the future opened my heart in so many ways.
The themes in my book, TRUST, match up with their mission in so many ways. I'm feeling like this was the beginning of what will be a great relationship!
Finished off the day with offerings of mojitos for all BEA attendees who happened by our booth at cocktail hour...
Feeling so grateful that my first official Author Appearance & debut of TRUST went so perfectly! Thanks to PR Goddess Miranda Spigener-Sapon for perfect planning & execution of my first event!
So stay tuned Los Angeles readers & librarians!
TRUST & LA Librarian Love is on its way to you, coming soon!