Thursday, May 29, 2008

Book Expo America Day 1

Technically BEA hasn't started yet, but I flew to LA today and had so much fun tonight. Since I'm really tired and have to get up early tomorrow for the children's author breakfast, this will be brief.

I flew on the same flight as Brandon Mull (FABLEHAVEN) and we "talked shop" every minute we were in the air. It's so awesome to converse with fellow authors, especially ones who've found such success. Brandon is a studly dude, and I wish many of you aspiring writers could've been flies on the wall to hear our in-depth discussions. It was very educational for me.

Chris Schoebinger, the product director for both mine and Brandon's books, picked us up at the airport and took us out on the town. We went to the little city walk thing outside of Universal Studios, browsed in the perfect weather, then had an awesome steak and ribs dinner. Not to mention Ben and Jerry's ice cream afterward. I seriously can't imagine ever putting a morsel of food in my mouth again. Ever.

We then went to the hotel and watched the 4th quarter of the Lakers-Spurs game, and now here I am. Time for "bednight" as my daughter calls it.

If you're attending BEA, please come see me: 11:00, FRIDAY, TABLE 12.

Tune in tomorrow night!


Scoops Mangum said...

Did you get a chance to watch LOST? Probably not. DO NOT READ ANYTHING ABOUT IT! Spoilers will abound and you DO NOT WANT TO KNOW ANYTHING until you see it. Trust me. I avoided all spoilers for this finale, and it was so worth it. What an amazing 2 hours of television.

Tamra Norton said...

Can't wait to hear more. Now go get some sleep!

Sara Z. said...

I seriously can't imagine ever putting a morsel of food in my mouth again. Ever.

Guffaw. That'll be the day!

Aprilynne Pike said...

Oh man, I am so excited (and jellus!) for you!!

Please, please, please can we have lunch when you get back (with more than an hour's warning *wink*) and hear about all your adventures? I had so much fun last time and it seems like ages ago!

God luck and have so much fun!!


James Dashner said...

Aprilynne, we'll definitely have another author lunch soon, with much more notice!!!!

Sara, you were right. I'm going to stuff incredible amounts of seafood into my mouth tonight.

Tamra, I slept great last night, surprisingly. Whew.

Scoops, if someone spoils it before I get home, I will kill them. This, I promise.

LaFemmeSimple said...

please watch it before you come "home" dude....i don't think i can go the whole week and not talk about it!

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