Saturday, May 28, 2011

BEA: wrap-up














I am finally home.

So BEA...how was it? Exhausting, exhilarating, chaotic, noisy, stressful, terrifying, awesome, and fabulous. And since my brain is far too tangled to put the days I spent in NYC into any kind of order, I will give you the highlights.

In no particular order.

Met my fantabulous editor, Natashya Wilson, for the first time! Tashya is smart and funny and down to earth and wonderful and I love her even more now. Also got to hang out with Adam Wilson, another editor o' mine, and he is lovely also. As is my agent Laurie. As is the ENTIRE HARLEQUINTEEN TEAM, whom I met over the course of three days and cannot remember all their names for the life of me. Giselle and Michelle and Janye and everyone else, you were rock stars. Thank you so much for an amazing time!

Went to an awesome pizza place with Tashya and several bloggers I've been dying to see. Including my two Team Ash captains, Gail and Erica, who finally thwarted the universe's determination that we should never meet. The food was great, the company was wonderful, and the pizza lived up to its New York reputation.

I GOT A FINISHED COVER FLAP FOR THE IRON KNIGHT. Are you jealous? You should be. It is GORGEOUS.

I did two signings on Wednesday, and they passed in sort of a mad, chaotic blur. I met so many awesome bloggers, whom I recognized from Twitter, Facebook, their blogs, ect. I can't remember the amount of times I said: "I know you!" or "I read your blog!" Thank you to everyone who came and said hello; I know the lines were insane, but you truly made my afternoon.

Met Lauren Kate (who was lovely) and got my copy of Passion signed. Might have a giveaway sometime later. Snagged a copy of The Scorpio Races by Maggie Steifvater. Won't be having a giveaway of THAT, sorry. :D

Saw the awesome cover reveal for The Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare. Stared at it for awhile, until my agent was forced to drag me away.





















Oh, and in the Harlequin Booth, there was a huge wall of The Iron Fey! And a massive Iron Fey banner hung over one of the entrances to the Javits! So awesome!

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Saw the Naked Singing Cowboy of Times Square. Don't worry, he wasn't totally nude; he wore boots and a hat and tighty whities. He played the guitar and people put money in his boots. Only in New York, right?

Rode in a stretch limo for the first time. Ate yummy sushi. (Mmmm, sushi.)

Had a fabulous last night at the Harlequin Party in the Kimberly Hotel. Saw the Chrysler building, all lit up at night, and contemplated what an awesome experience this has been. I really hope I get to come back next year.

Came home and slept for 19-ish hours.



I know I've forgotten several key things, but my brain is still recovering so this will have to do. :) Just know that it was a great experience, and I'm so glad I went. Also, I did want to remind you of two things.

1. Summer's Crossing, Puck's e-novella, will be available for download on June 1st!

2. And, we will be revealing the cover for The Iron Knight, the fourth and last book of the Iron Fey series, on June 1st as well. (Trust me when I say you don't want to miss it; the cover is beyond gorgeous.) Details will come later, so be on the lookout for that!

You may commence with the freaking out. ;)

Julie

35 comments:

  1. I'm glad you had fun and I'm jealous of all the fans who got to meet you! I can't wait for Summer's Crossing and the Iron Night. June first can't get here fast enough.

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  2. Woot! I'm glad you had an amazing time, Julie.

    I'm really looking forward to Summer's Crossing and to seeing Iron Knight's cover.

    -Mocha from A Cupcake and A Latte: YA Reads, Reviews & More!.

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  3. OMG! I'm so jealous! I wish I could have been there! It's great you had so much fun and met so many people!

    ONLY A FEW DAYS LEFT! It's so tantalizingly exciting!

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  4. Freaking out commencing \OoO/ \^o^/ Kyaaaa

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  5. It was so so awesome meeting you!!! Thanks you took your time so that we could chat for a little bit! I'm glad you had an incredible time!

    I had too, BEA was fantastic!

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  6. It was so lovely meeting you at the signing table on Wednesday. Thank you for telling me about Summer's Crossing...can't wait for June 1st!

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  7. OHMY!! I'm waiting anxiously for the cover and Summer's Crossing!! woo-ho!!! \o

    Wish I could have been in the BEA!

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  8. Wow it's sounds so fabulous. I'm so glad that you got to go and do all of that.

    I'm really excited about the cover reveal and Summer crossing coming out June 1st. That may hold me over until Iron Knight. ;) I love Puck and Ash so much that when I read the part about Iron Knight being the last book, I cringed. I want the story to finish but I don't want to lose those fey from my life. I am a rereader so I will forever live in the Iron Fey books with them! YAY books.

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  9. Glad you had such a great time. I cannot wait to attend BEA hopefully next yaer. Oh and I can't wait until June 1st!

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  10. I think I'm a little to old to be freaking out over a YA book but never the less I am =) I loved this series! When you still think about the book for days after reading it, you know it was one hell of a book. Thank you so much for such a fantastic series. I'm very eager to add The Iron Night to my bookshelf =)

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  11. FREAKING OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    *hyperventilating*
    KK, I'm good.
    BEA sounded like so much fun. I'm glad it was awesome.
    -ww-

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  12. I cannot wait until Summer Crossing is available and of course the revealing of Iron Knight's cover! I am really excited about it, funny considering, but I find that I love the books. I have passed them around and have gotten two others addicted as well. Hope to meet you sometime Julie! I was saddened that I missed you when you were in Dayton, Ohio, maybe you will come again.

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  13. How awesome!!! I loved reading your post on BEA. I wish we could have been there to meet you. We can't wait to see the TIK cover!

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  14. So you saw the cowboy too huh. Talk about exposed hehehe can't wait for June 1st :D

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  15. SO jealous! I wish I got to see you! D: Glad you had fun. :D

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  16. sounds so fun, Julie looking forward to the cover reveal.

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  17. I was so happy to finally meet you! *does the victory dance of finally thwarting the universe*

    I can't wait for Summer's Crossing and the cover reveal :)

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  18. YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE-AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHH!!!
    ...
    Ok, that was my freak-out, but its not over yet ;) I swear I cannot be any more psyched, just did a full-on run through the house, screaming my head off. God, the suspense is KILLING me!!! Are you a certified torturer, Julie? Cuz you're sure dang good at it! ;D I won't be able to sleep tonight...or for the next few nights for that matter! xD
    I. CAN'T. WAIT.

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  19. Sounds like fun! And i love that cover can't wait for Cassandra's new book to come out!!!!! Are you ever coming to houston for a book signing?

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  20. Just 2 more days! AHHH! I can't wait! :D
    And ohmygosh, The Iron Knight... *dances around*

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  21. OMG! I SOOOOOOOOOO wanna see the cover for the Iron Fey!!!!!!! T~T and I can't wait to Read Summer's crossing! I love Ash more, but I still love Puck!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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  22. Just when I thought June 1 couldn't get any better, you've managed to top it! Can't wait to see the Iron Knight cover. I'm taking your word for it that it's gorgeous because I was getting kind of worried during the contest for the cover boys... (Please let Ash be hot, please let Ash be hot...)

    Two more days!!!

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  23. I am so jealous Julie! Lol. I wish I were in your shoes! I just don't know how to find my way into the amazing, creative world of an author! Got the stories but no way to get them out there! Any advice? Oh and your books are number one on my list! I absolutly loved them! The iron fey series rocks! Lol.

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  24. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH cant wait

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  25. Julie - It is all so awesome. You have so much great news to share. I love that giant poster! Is it June 1 yet?

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  26. gahh!!! I can't wait...it's May 30th! June 1st can't come soon enough.

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  27. YEAH! YEAH! YEAH!

    **jumping up and down and rubbing hands with glee**

    not that I'm too old for that (cough 36 cough)...

    **rubs sore knees** ;)

    Just what to see me tomorrow.. I'll be plastered to the ceiling with glee!

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  28. Michele (CanadianTwiMom)May 31, 2011 at 5:06 PM

    JULIE!!! Tomorrow is going to be a big day!!! YAY!!! Summer's Crossing AND bookcover reveal for TIKn!!!! I'm getting up bright and early!!!!

    Also glad to hear you had an awesome experience at BEA! Sounds like an exciting convention! You know... NYC isn't THAT far from Toronto... you could have swung by here?!! :) Hopefully, soon! I'm dying to meet my favourite author!!

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  29. Sounds awesome. Wish I could have gone to meet you.

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  30. I wish I could have met you! But sadly I have just found the gem that is the Iron Fey. I got the fist book last monday and finished reading the last book today. I killed me when you said the LAST book in the Iron Fey series. I hope you meant the last book in the Iron Fey series FOR NOW. :D I really don't want it to end. I think I would come close to death if you made it end on the 4 book. Maybe 4 more? Try outshine harry potter. :D With this story plot of yours though I don't think it would be hard! Keep writing Julie and the readers will eat it up! (PS I am going to read the series all over again because I think I am having withdrawal symptoms from the absences of reading the book!)

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  31. I'm so jealous you got to meet Lauren Kate and got a signed copy of Passion! In fact, the Fallen series and the Iron Fey series are my 2 favorite series! Hopefully I'll get to go next year! Can't wait for The Iron Knight!!

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  32. I...Can't...Believe...It.AAAAHHH!!!XD
    My second favorite author Lauren Kate and my Most Favorite Author Of All Time Julie Kagawa actually MET!*Does a happy dance*

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  33. Ahhhhhhh! I live in New York! I cant believe I missed it! Please come back again soon!
    My friends and I love your books!

    I can't wait for the 4th book to come out!
    :)

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