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*Cough* *Cough*

Sorry, I have a wicked bad cold. Stuffy nose, sore throat, the works. It was probably because this past week, we went down to New York City for the fabulous Book Expo America. We go to different conferences and publishing events through the year, and I gotta say Book Expo is quickly becoming my favorite. I went by myself last year, and had so much fun, that this year Ryan came along with me. Our friend Erick Chase, a fifth grade teacher, MCFC teacher advisor and writer, came too. Also Ramses and F.W. invited themselves along, but pretty much did their own thing the whole time.

 

The best part of the expo is the books. The books, the books, the books, the books! Hundreds and hundreds of books all for free. The only thing it can be compared to is trick-or-treating in a really good neighborhood where everyone gives out full sized candy bars.

 

Along with the books come many of the authors who have written them. I love meeting and talking to authors. One part of conference was dedicated entirely to book signings. Most of the authors had a long line, and I couldn't spend too much time talking to them, but I still had some interesting encounters.

 

One author, a Chinese healer, signed my book and then he put his hand to his chest and was quite for a moment. When he opened his eyes he said he put healing energy into my book. Do you think it would help me get rid of my cold? I should find that book!

 

Another author told me she got into New York City at 3 a.m.! I was talking to her only 5 hours later. I think I would be exhausted, but she was very awake and happy and I saw her running throughout the expo the whole day.

Some of the authors seemed a little cranky. I can't blame them, some of them were signing books for hours, but still...

 

With so many people at the expo (in the thousands) Ryan and I were bound to know a few, but we ended up running into a lot of friends. It was such a surprise. If the publishing world was a 100-pound bag of rice, we are basically a flake of dust at the bottom of the bag. That is, we are very, very, very small. And yet, we knew a lot of people. Some comic artists, some authors, some publishers. I even ran into a friend from another kids magazine, and a cow that blogs about comics named Bully. I told Moo-Cow about him.

 

ACCHOOOO!!! Now, if you'll excuse me I think I'll go lie down again.

 

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Ramses & F.W. came to Book Expo with us, but went off and did their own thing. From the looks of the pictures on the camera, they didn't spend their time getting books (most pictures were like the one above, which they took out front of a fantasy book booth). Ramses did say that they sat at some tables and signed books. When I pointed out to him that only authors are supposed to sign the books he just gave me a mischievous smile and I didn't ask any more questions. All in all I think they had a good time.

 

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