So, I’m going to BookExpo America in about eight hours. I should be in bed, but I’m too wired. I’m trying to remember all of the things that I’m sure I’m forgetting. Even though I’ve spent a lot of the day getting ready, I feel completely unprepared. For instance, I’m still not sure if the jeans I packed are the good jeans. Should I even be packing jeans? Are dress pants more appropriate? Ack!
Over at Booklights, I talked about some of the authors and illustrators I plan to see at the various signings. I’ll miss Mo (oh, will I ever miss him), but I am aiming for Scott Westerfeld, Katherine Paterson, Jon Scieszka, Rosemary Wells, Suzanne Collins, David Lubar, Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Peter McCarty, Sharon Draper, Linda Park, Maureen Johnson, Jon Agee, Peter Reynolds, Barry Lyga, Holly Black, Bruce Lansky, and Jerry Pinkney. Actually, I have even more folks highlighted on my schedule, but we’ll see how it goes.
Now, I’m not listing all those names to make you jealous, but to give you an idea of the possibilities for signed book prizes for the 48 Hour Book Challenge. If you’re jealous, than that’s just a side benefit. Kidding!
I’m also scheduled for a slot at the blogger signing at Booth 4077. I’ll be there at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday signing... something, I guess. For more information on the first official blogger signing, check out this article and the complete schedule. If you’re at BEA, come by and say hello. Or if I come by and say hello, pretend to care. Everyone else not at BEA, wish me luck and good ARCs.