Saturday, June 9, 2012

BookExpoAmerica BEA



I've spent the past week in NYC
at BEA (BookExpoAmerica)
a conference of booksellers and publishers
with authors, teachers and librarians
rounding out the mix.

High energy!

Loads of dedicated book people!

Above is my long-time editor, Joanna Cotler.

One day I'll also get pics of the beautiful, dedicated teams
that also support authors:
marketing, publicity, sales, editorial, art.
So very much goes into the making of a beautiful book.

Another highlight of these big conferences
is the chance to see and hear colleagues:


Me with Neil Gaiman

He told me that he and I are the
"only two people in the world who have received
both the Newbery (USA) and Carnegie (UK) Medals."
We toasted ourselves.
He has a beautiful way about him.

and then . . .



I shared some laughs with
Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snickett)
a funny, funny man.

Another funny man 
was/is Eoin Colfer
but I don't have a photo of that encounter
alas.

Some other great authors whose air I shared on panels:
Rebecca Stead, Joan Bauer, James Dashner, 
Lauren Oliver, Judith Viorst, Shannon Messenger

and whose inspiring words I heard:
Walter Dean Myers, Lois Lowry, Chris Colfer, John Green and Kadir Nelson

and now I'm back home
and there is work to be done

after
a
nap

xx

15 comments:

  1. Love your re-cap, loved seeing you even more, oh extraordinary one.

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    1. Feeling is mutual, oh extraordinary one.

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  2. All I can think to say is...Wow...(not loudly but whispered in awe)Thanks for sharing, Sharon.

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  3. Toutes mes félicitations et merci pour ce partage photographique de ces heureux moments.
    Gros bisous

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  4. Wonderful times! Thanks for sharing! I like the idea of "being one of the two only people in the world"...What an exciting honor!

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  5. What a glorious time you must have had. I am quite surprised to see you with Neil Gaiman, the author of Coraline. I've mentioned the movie Coraline on my blog several times since my son-in-law was involved in the making of the movie. I believe he said that Mr. Gaiman visited the set on occasion. BTW, Coraline was the first ever stop motion 3D movie ever made.

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  6. thank you for bringing us along with you. what joy to see and hear about so many beloved folks.

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  7. Looks like, amid a busy week, you had some time to kick back play a bit. Work and play always a good combo... and a martini, of course.

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  8. what an amazing cast of characters! thanks for sharing.

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  9. SO good to see you...as always! Hug and kiss.

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  10. Dear Sharon,
    You are adorable and I love your smile! :)
    Glad that you are living this special moment, I wish you lots of success!
    hugs
    and little Luna is sending purrs and love to your heart!
    Léia

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  11. Re: Coraline connection

    Mr. Gaiman autographed a copy of Coraline for Rob (son-in-law) when he visited the studio during the making of the movie.

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  12. What a neat experience. I would have loved to be a fly on the wall at such an event.

    Have a great week.

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  13. Oh my, what fun you had. I am just catching up with you and I know that the other authors are just as amazed to meet you. My favorite is the shot of you and Daniel Handler... pure joy and mirth!

    Bises
    Genie

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