It appears that I am living high on the hog right now. Far from my usual week of reading (and I am sorry to all the authors who have been waiting for to get them their notes - this week, promise!), this past week was full of all kinds of fun, author-related things and there are more to come!
First of all, I got to meet Susan for the first time when she came to the East Coast to do several readings/signings. I went to her event at 5C Cafe in Alphabet City, where she read an excerpt of her book and answered questions from the 20+ people who had come. It was great to finally meet her in person and to be at one of my author's event, where I got to hear other people discuss the book and what they loved about it. You can read more about Susan's tour on her website.
I got to meet Kara for the first time, too, and we had an awesome walk home from the reading together and an energetic chat the next day about her proposal, which is currently on submission.
Kara, Me, and Susan
I was at the office for most of the week, but in addition to Susan's reading, also got to have a very Big Deal Agent day in the city with Emily and her author Lia Riley, where we lunched with lots of editors, art designers, and publicity people at Grand Central Press who are involved in Lia's books, UPSIDE DOWN and SIDESWIPED.
And next week, I get to have a super glamorous agent day. Nicole is in town and I just received the final copies of her contract from Penguin, so we are going to go out to dinner and celebrate her signing together!
Now tell me you aren't jealous ;)
Oh, and P.S.: Brianna got bookmarks made to prepare for the release of FAMOUS PHONIES in October. Don't they look great?