BEA Books and Buzz

I was able to attend several panels at this year’s BEA and meet so many wonderful authors, bloggers, and colleagues.

I had a chance to chat with Juan Gómez-Jurado, author of the upcoming novel, The Moses Expedition, as well as with his editor, Johanna Castillo. I also nabbed a copy of The Wrong Blood by Manuel de Lope.

At the “20 Simple Ways to Reach Latinos Panel,” I finally had a chance to meet literary agent and Voces blogger, Adriana Dominguez, and founding member of Las Comadres, Maria Ferrer.

One of the most insightful panels was the “Using Google’s Tools to Gain Better Market Intelligence.”

In addition, I got a few books from the editor buzz panel; Juliet by Anne Fortier and The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee as well as a signed copy of The Help by Kathryn Stockett. I was thrilled to see so many people talking about Room: A Novel by Emma Donoghue thoughout the conference and at the Book Blogger Convention.

Once again, I was able to see Gary Vaynerchuk speak (passionately as always) about his upcoming book and what he thinks will be the next big thing in terms of cultural shifts.

Although BEA was smaller and more condensed this year, I have to admit that I was glad at the opportunity to go and connect with so many industry folks, writers, and bloggers.

* Photo: At the Hachette Book Group Booth with Glenn Plaskin, author of KATIE UP AND DOWN THE HALL

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