I’m back from the whirlwind of Book Expo America 2008 and thought I’d share some photos with you.
Here is the booth for the Colorado Independent Publishers Association — the largest independent publishers association in the country. This was my home base.
DK Simoneau shows off her award-winning children’s book on surviving joint custody for children of divorce: We’re Having A Tuesday.
The authors of the upcoming Random House novel The Necklace about 13 women and the experiment that changed their lives, brought a diamond necklace to BEA and draped it around fans for photographs. I thought this was a smart publicity move (can you see it around my neck?). Was it real diamonds? I have no idea! The book is due out in September.
Claudine Wolk was signing her new title, It Gets Easier! And Other Lies We Tell New Mothers. We bonded over stories of the “dark years” of infancy and new motherhood.
The authors of A Pirate’s Quest For His Family Heirloom Peg Leg are actually wildlife documentary filmmakers. The book is illustrated by a wildlife artist and tells the story of a pirate’s search for his peg leg. Not only were they in costume to draw attention to themselves, but I was serenaded with a pirate’s ballad accompanied by the guitar. It’s hard to see, but there is an iron hook on the end of his raised hand. They were also handing out pirate cookies — always a great way to get attention!
Terence Mix shows off his newly-released book, The Price of Ovulation, an expository look at the fertility industry and what fertility drugs are doing to women and their babies. Terry is a lawyer who has worked on behalf of women and babies who have suffered the side effects of fertility treatments.
13-year old twins, Brittany and Brianna Winner, announce the release of their award-winning novel, The Strand Prophecy. Besides penning a science-fiction adventure novel in the genre of Harry Potter, the girls also sing and dance and have their own music video. Their accomplishment is even more impressive knowing they were born 10 weeks premature and have faced health and learning issues as a result. They wear their beaded head-dresses to brand themselves.