Just in case you thought you had problems. Whitley’s (probably) got you beat any day of the week and twice on Sunday.
Once upon a time a group of bloggers, a smattering of publishing people, and a handful of authors met on a rooftop to take in the scenery, freak out over book art, and generally make merry. That time was last week, that time was #BEA13 and that time was epic.
We would be remiss if we didn’t at least share some snaps. Check out the truly dreamy décor and the even dreamier views. LE SIGH. If only all of life was situated on a rooftop, right?
It was our privilege to participate and we owe a big internet-y thank you to a few people.
First of all, of course, duh, Liza of WhoRuBlog for being the Thinker-Upper and Hostess with the Mostess.
Also: Nili Doft the venue guru, Andye and Amy from Reading Teen, Jeremy and Jeffrey from Novel Thoughts, Paper Lantern Lit, Figment, Books of Wonder, our fellow publishers, and the zillions we’re forgetting.
Here’s to counting the nanoseconds until next year.
PS: Tangentially, a cupcake would be SO GREAT right now. Would anyone care to bring one by the office? Bueller? Bueller?!
PPS: All of the unreal book art was made by Amy’s Wicked Bookcraft. Talented with a capital T.
Allen Zadoff - Boy Nobody
Q: Why do you read/write YA?
I think I’m very connected to my 15-year-old self. It was an intense, amazing, and very difficult time for me. In a sense I’m still processing it.
Q: If you were to elope with a superhero who would it be? Why?
Rather than a superhero, I’m going to go with Mystique, the “blue” super villain from X-Men. She’s much more interesting.
Q: What song on your current playlist are you addicted to?
There’s an old Black Keys song called The Flame. It’s sort of become my theme while I write the Boy Nobody series.
Q: If you were on a deserted island with a lifetime supply of one food item what would it be?
Protein bars. Delicious, and I’m going to live a long time.
Q: If you were stuck in an elevator with only one other writer, who would it be? Why?
Shakespeare would be pretty cool. But they didn’t shower much in the Elizabethan Era, so it could be problematic.
“If you could elope with a superhero,” has to be one of the better ways to start a sentence.
Source: Teen Author Carnival