Sunday, June 3, 2012

BEA Bound + Giveaway

Hey Everyone!

I just wanted to do a short post to let all of you know the blog will be quiet for the next several days as I'll be attending BookExpo America in New York City. For an incomprehensible reason, I've booked the same 6am flight I took last year even knowing how completely ridiculous I am at absurdly early hours. Apparently I don't learn from past mistakes, so once again my mother, my mother-in-law, and the adorable Melissa from I Swim For Oceans will all be trekking to the Port Columbus International Airport at the laughable hour of 4am. Whuh.

This is me (left) and Melissa yesterday at an event in Cincinnati:

We will not look like this on Monday. My eyes will be half closed and I most definitely will not be smiling until it's a more reasonable hour. Sorry in advance if you see me prior to 10am ;-)


For those who aren't attending BEA but live in the in the New York City area I just wanted to list a couple events that are taking place this week in case any of you might be able to attend. First up, the fantastic people over at Penguin are hosting a panel at the New York Public Library on Tuesday, June 5th from 6pm to 7:30pm. From Penguin:

The Not-So-Secret Life of the American Teenager: Bridging the Gap between YA and Adult Fiction

On this panel, Penguin authors Laura Harrington (Alice Bliss) and James King (Bill Warrington's Last Chance) join forces with fellow YA authors Mari Mancusi (Blood Coven Vampire novels), Veronica Wolff (The Watcher series), and Emily McKay (The Farm) to draw comparisons between Adult literature and the growing YA market. How do these authors craft novels that both teens and adults enjoy?  Whether their characters are parents reconnecting with their teenage children or teens battling high school bullies or vampires, each author offers readers a glimpse into teenage life-the milestones, the angst, the blissful moments-that both teens and parents can relate to. Moderated by Lev Grossman, author of the New York Times bestselling novels, The Magicians and The Magician King, these authors discuss books that appeal to readers of all ages.

WHEN: Tuesday, June 5th from 6 to 7:30 PM

WHERE: South Court Auditorium, located in the Stephen A Schwarzman Building on Fifth Ave at 42nd Street. (New York Public Library)

If you think you can make it, don't forget to register - you can do so HERE.


For those of you who can't make it, Penguin is generously providing me with an amazing goodie bag to give away on the blog today. WOO HOO! This goodie bag includes:

- 1 copy of Veronica Wolff’s ISLE OF NIGHT

- 1 copy of Mari Mancusi’s BOYS THAT BITE

- 1 copy of Lev Grossman’s THE MAGICIAN KING

- 1 ARC of THE FARM by Emily McKay

- Bookmarks for Rachel Caine’s BITE CLUB and Veronica Wolff’s VAMPIRE’S KISS and other    cool swag, including a YA sampler.

To enter, please just leave a comment on this post and include a valid email address so I can contact you if you win. This giveaway is open to US residents only and will run through midnight EST on Friday, June 8th after which time a winner will be chosen and announced on the blog. Good luck everyone!


Teen Author Carnival is an event that brings together a huge list of fantastic young adult authors for several panels as well as books signings. I can't wait to attend this event, and when I list the title for one panel in particular, you'll know why. The panel I'm most excited for: Where Have You Been All My Life (Let's Talk Boys). Win. I will be gleefully attending this panel and also possibly drooling.

WHEN: Tuesday, June 5th 6:30pm to 9:30pm (after hours)

WHERE: Jefferson Market Library

You can find the full details and author list HERE.


Note: Shadow on the Wall is not a young adult book, but I wanted to include it in the list for those who might be interested. This title won the General Fiction/Novel category of the 2012 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.

I'll be back to posting on Friday, have a wonderful week everyone!


  1. So, I'm sitting directly across from you right now, analyzing the enormous monstrosity that is my skull. Also, my chiclet teeth. I should be allowed to attend BEA because I'm odd looking and awfully strange. Ugh. We win. #winning

  2. Thanks so much Jenny! And your lucky to go to the BEA and have fun! Congrats!


  3. Have fun at BEA! You'll have to enjoy it for all of us who aren't going. :)

  4. Thanks for the giveaway, and have fun at BEA!

    bookwormsusanna AT gmail DOT com

  5. Ah! So jealous you're going to BEA! WANT. (So close, yet so far...) I do plan on going to TAC this year, though.

    Hope you enjoy! Best of luck with the flight, and thanks for hosting this awesome giveaway. =D

    ~Riv Re
    Riv Reads

  6. I have the second Veronica Wolfe book but not the first. Would be nice to win it!

  7. Have a fantastic time Jenny! Can't wait to read all your wonderful posts when you get back! :)

  8. Have a great time! And thanks for this awesome giveaway. :) :)

    nicnac63 AT hotmail DOT com

  9. Travel safe, Jenny. you look adorable! I wish I was going so I could meet up with you. Thanks for the giveaway. Havena fabulous time.Can't wait for your full report!

  10. So jelous! Wish i lived in US! Anyway, have a good time! :)

  11. Have a fun at BEA. Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. Hi Jenny! Thanks for the giveaway!
    I hope you have an amazing time at BEA!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can't wait to hear what you think!

  13. I want to go to BEA so badly. Hope you have fun! The Teen Author Carnival sounds like a blast. Thanks for the giveaway! candicerjames [at] gmail [dot] com

  14. I hope you will have fun.

    It would be wonderful if penguin did another giveaway for us poor international followers that really can't go to bea ( if i was millionaire and didn't have exams in june i would go)

  15. Awwwww I wish.
    Next year.
    *le sigh*
    So tell me what was going down in Cincinnati? I'm not too far from there.

  16. Have fun!!!! I'm living vicariously through you :)

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  17. Thanks for the info on those events. I'm completely clueless and had no idea BEA was coming up. I'm definitely going to try and make it to one of them.


  18. Thanks for the heads up on the Jefferson Market Library event, sounds like it's going to be cool.

    And thanks for the giveaway!


  19. Have a great time at BEA!
    Thanks so much for the giveaway.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  20. Have a great time at BEA Jenny. Thanks for the giveaway!

    bwithbite at gmail dot com

  21. have a great time

    great giveaway
    follow via gfc

  22. Hope you have a blast at BEA! So jealous...

    mmafsmith at gmail dot com

  23. Have fun in BEA! Cheers!

    -Len of Musings of a Reader Happy

  24. Thanks for the giveaway. Have fun at BEA.

  25. Have a fabulous time! I don't envy that 4 a.m. alarm *shudders* but I look forward to hearing great stories. Hope your moms make another big splash hee hee.

  26. Cheers on your trip to BEA! Have a wonderful time!

    Thanks for the generous giveaway!
    leannessf at gmail dot com

  27. You know how jealous of you I am? A lot, soo jealous, am I. BEA sounds amazing and I hope you have fun. I can catch up on it when you post your recap. Thanks for the giveaway.


  28. Eeeee you're so lucky that you get to go to the BookExpo America in New York City!!!!!!! It sounds soooo much fun:) Hopefully one day i get to go:)

  29. Have fun! I'm so jealous... I would love to go to BEA someday :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!


  30. I hope you have loads of at BEA!! ^_^
    Thank you for the giveaway!

  31. I really wish I could go to BEA. I'm so jealous! Thanks for the giveaway.


  32. Have a fabulous time at BEA! Can't wait to hear all the details! Thanks for the giveaway!

  33. So very jealous! I wanted to go to BEA, but I guess I will have to do so next year. Have a lot of fun!

  34. I'm so jealous! But have an awesome time! I cant wait to hear all about it!

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    candace _redinger at Yahoo dot com

  35. Have an awesome time at BEA!

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  36. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  37. gluck at BEA! :) count me in for the giveaway :)


  38. <3 Have an epic time at BEA, you lucky-lucky!!!
    We'll all be with you in spirit [little ghost book spirits floating around lol] ;D

    And thank you for the sweet giveaway, that would be like Christmas!!!
    GFC Mary DeBorde M.A.D.
    zenrei57 (at) hotmail dot com

  39. Have an amazing time at BEA! Can't wait to hear more:)

    Thanks for the giveaway:)

    GFC Christina Kit.

    ccfioriole at gmail dot com

  40. I so wish I were you! Have a blast at BEA!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    adsanders77 at gmail dot com
    GFC Library Lady

  41. Have a great time!! I hope to get there one day..:D Looking forward to hearing all about it from you! Thanks for the giveaway..:D

    Kelsey O.
    kopsahl48 AT gmail DOT com

  42. I hope you have an amazing time!! :DD I'm so jealous but excited for everyone who gets to attend. So awesome! :D Woot.

  43. Have fun Jenny.....:D

  44. Have a great time at BEA!

    Your giveaway rocks. Thank you for doing it. :)

    email is gigicoan(at)yahoo(dot)com

  45. I hope you have a great time at BEA! I wish I could go! Thanks to you and Penguin for the awesome giveaway!

    1. Oops - forgot my email!


  46. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah heard round the world!

    I'm so excited for you and Melissa, Jenny! I hope you have a great time. Wish I could be there too, but thanks for the giveaway.

    Don't forget to eat extra of New York's finest for me.

    missie at

  47. Have a great time at BEA! I wish I could go!!!!!! Thanks for the giveaway.

  48. Have fun! Don't trample too many grandma's in the rush for the hottest book. :)
    hopelovehappyendings at gmail dot come

  49. Have a great time! I am so jealous! I wish I could go- I've never been but the timing is too hard as a teacher. :( It's my week of finals. Anyway, I hope you have a blast - can't wait to hear all about it and thanks for the giveaway!

  50. WHY did you not pick up that extra baggage left at the airport? Do you know how hard it is to cut all those air holes... and then find my way back? ;) Ah... wish I was there! Have some fun for me!!!

    books dot things at yahoo dot com

  51. Thanks for the great giveaway and have fun!

  52. You two are so cute together! Have tons of fun and take lots of pictures! I would love to read a recap post afterwards if you're so inclined - that way I can live vicariously through that!

  53. Have a lovely time, Jenny! So jealous! :)

  54. I'm bouncing up and down in my seat for everyone who is attending BEA this year. Can't wait to hear about the awesomeness!

    jacqueline.c.goodman AT gmail DOT com

    - Jackie

  55. Have fun at BEA! I would love to go some day! I can't believe you guys had a 4a.m start! Eeek!

  56. So jealous! Have tons of fun at BEA!

    TaraTagli at gmail dot com

  57. Hope you had a nice flight & are having a fabulous time at BEA! :)

  58. I hope you are having an amazing time at BEA! I'm totally jealous :( I'm hoping to make it next year though! Thank you to both you and Penguin for this awesome giveaway. I'm dying to get my hands on The Farm!


  59. Thanks for the chance to win! I love that pic, you two look so cute! I'm really jealous :P I wish I had a chance to go!


  60. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    Your so lucky to have a chance to go!

  61. I can't wait to hear about how BEA was, Jenny! You so lucky! ;)