I'm back from BEA 2011 and it was a big success! I had a great time hanging out with Janet Gurtler (who is absolutely gorgeous!) and Shana Silver (who is equally gorgeous!) I also got to meet Harmony Beaufort who is so flipping cool. Her parents were so cool and she stayed with me and Shana all three days which was so amazing.
I was smart this year and I brought a huge suitcase and checked it in every morning so I could drop books off when my shoulder and back would start talking to me (which was a lot!). First day is always hectic, but let me tell you, Shana was a warrior and knew exactly what to do, when to do it. We both arrived at 7.15 am and were first in line in our section! Which worked out well because she wanted The Scorpio Races and Forever, by Maggie Stiefvater. Scholastic was dead-straight ahead. We then made our way to the other booths to see what goodies they had. I have so many books right now that I'm going to be totally overwhelmed.
It was such a great time and I'm going to miss my time in NYC. I will be posting a full BEA post in a few days. I'm still on that post-BEA high, and I feel like a zombie!