|Look at all the boooooks. I may have hugged the glass a little bit.|
Some of those people were authors.
Before this month I had only met one author in real life, and that was Marie Lu of Legend fame, and that was because we have the same agency and we were both at Bologna for the book fair. But then I came to New York, and aahhh, authors everywhere! *flails*
I didn't get pictures with all of them. In fact, I didn't get many pictures at all. But I'll post the ones I have. :)
So. Authors met:
Sir Terry Pratchett - I KNOW, WHAT?? And I got a copy of Dodger, and he has a copy of The Peculiar, and it's all a bit exciting.
|See how I'm wearing an author button? See how Terry Pratchett has no NEED for author buttons? Igsakly.|
|Why, what a clever thing to write, Stefan. How interesting and unique. -.- Also, that "to" looks like a "b".|
Claire Legrand - I've been dying to read The Cavendish Home for Boys and Girls for a while now, and finally I found it and bought it and read it aloud to my brother while we were road-tripping, and it became my New Favorite Thing. It's creepy and funny and I love it, and so when I heard the author was going to be at the same event as me in Houston, I was EXCITED. She's just as cool in real life as she is online. You must-without-fail read her book.
Rae Carson - We have the same publisher (Greenwillow/HarperCollins, woooooo!) and so we were at the same places on the same days for some of the same things, and she was very cool, and a way bigger help than she probably even knows. There were days on tour where I would wake up and be like, "I can't dooooo this. I can't meet any more people, and I'm done perma-smiling, and I want to go home and, like, spray-paint a wall or something." And one of those days happened to be my first day in NYC and I was set to meet fifty bajillion HarperCollins peeps and do an impromptu video stream and meet my genius editor for the first time, and I was just like *curls up in ball and spazzes*
But of course I did the things anyway and it helped just to watch what Rae did and emulate, because she's definitely pro.
(Also, it should be noted that perma-smiling is pretty easy, because I'm convinced everyone within ten feet of childrens' publishing is nice. Seriously, no mean people on this trip. At all.)
|This is the only photo I could find with both Rae and me in it. It shows us waiting for our signing to begin at NewYork Comic-Con.|
|I already tweeted the happy, official looking picture, so for embarrassment purposes, here's one where I'm looking inexplicably disgusted and bear-bellied.|
Peter V. Brett, Sarah Beth Durst, Peter Lerangis, Matt Bein and Joanne Bertin - These were the other authors with me on the NYC Comic-Con panel. Comic-Con, by the way, will possibly get a whole post to itself in order to ruminate on the Crazy. There was a lot of Crazy.
|With HarperCollins author Peter Lerangis, who was cool and wore a toga for the entire day. If I ever go back to Comic-Con I'm dressing UP. If you have brilliant ideas tell me in the comments. ;)|
|The wholllle panel at NYC Comic-Con. Also, my agent Sara Megibow's head.|
|I don't know what EJ Patton is saying, but Heather is not amused.|
What do YOU think? :D Also, just let me know if there's anything tour-related you're curious about and that I should blog. I will do eet.