Yurt-scapades: Gone BEAing

I’m in New York this week, doing my best impression of the seagulls in Finding Nemo (Mine? Mine?) at Book Expo America. I am having a ridiculous amount of fun and I have loads to report, but as I’m just about to run out of the press room for a book signing (Shatter Me, if you were wondering), here’s a quick look at what’s coming your way later this week:

My week started off with the wonderful School Library Journal‘s Day of Dialog, a day long event bringing authors, publishers, teachers and librarians together. The author line-up was obscenly awesome – Katherine Paterson, Cindy Pon, Malinda Lo, Adam Gidwitz, and Daniel Handler, to name a few – not to mention the publisher presentations…

As for today, my first full on BEA day, I’ve mostly been circling the exhibit floor like a shark, but I was still lucky enough to nab the lovely Susan Griffith for a quick interview. As for the buzz, the big titles are exactly what you’d expect – Brian Selznik’s Wonderstruck, and Maggie Stiefvater’s Scorpio Races – but some of the lines that I’ve seen that were the longest (and earliest to queue) have been Ally Carter’s Uncommon Criminals and Ashes by Ilsa J. Bick.

So, as you might have guessed, posting will be light over the next few days, but I will have an avalanche coming your way later this week.

And now, time to burn shoe leather…