Monday, June 2, 2014

#BEA14

It was amazing. It was madness. It was exhausting. I don't know what it is about manning a booth. We were only there for three days and it wiped us out.

 
I had a book signing for The Sciell  from 10:30 to 11:30. After that, we had planned on selling signed copies of my book. Never occurred to us that we'd give away all 50 books within an hour. I actually had to turn people away because we ran out! On top of that, people asked for my book all day. If we had more, we could've sold some! I had a line of people waiting to get my book!

 I designed the flyers. People ate them up! And, we had wall chargers with the blue butterfly on it. People loved those. Glad I took one for myself.

We had to set up the booth on Wednesday. It went pretty smoothly except for the fact that we had to walk from one end of the conference center to the other with our heavy stuff. My back was killing me after that. To make things even more fun, navigating the conference center was like a maze. People were blocking the aisles while they set up.

This year, I saw some of my favorite authors and a few celebrities. 

R.L. Stine

Heather Graham

Jason Segel


When I stood in line for David Baldacci, I never expected I'd take a picture with him. This and meeting R.L. Stine- some of my favorite BEA moments.

The line to get a picture of Grumpy Cat was a monster. I like her memes but I wasn't about to stand in line for hours just to get a good picture. After the long waits for Jason Segel, Becca Fitzpatrick, and Heather Graham, I was done with lines.
This year, BEA decided to do things a little different. On Saturday, they held BookCon. Thousands of book lovers in one section of the conference center. It was good traffic for our booth. But, it was madness. I'm used to crowds, but this was ridiculous. I didn't walk around as much on Saturday because of this.
Still, three days at BEA, I got some good swag. 
For more pics, visit my Facebook page.