Created for Necessity, Employed for Passion
"What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet"
Let's build a world. Explore what we believe by writing. In many ways my characters’ experiences with fate, destiny and free-will mirror my own. What is up to us and what isn’t? It’s one of the great questions of the human experience, I think. But no matter what is for us to control, we must own the identity. You’re a writer if you write. Period. Writing is a lovely way to spend one’s time. Enjoy it. And I hope you enjoy my writing here.
Friday, June 8, 2012
I thought I'd give you guys a little recap... in photos!
Okay, so, full confession: I slid into BEA week off a weekend in Miami with my girlfriends. See pics below:
It was super fun but I needed a lot of this when I returned:
Anyway... then it was BEA.
Tuesday was crazy busy and crazy fun. I woke up in the morning to do a radio interview--- I think it was, like, 6 am.
Then in the afternoon I had cocktails with the folks at my fabulous publisher, Simon and Schuster. It was fun but then I had to run to the Teen Author Carnival!
I did two panels--- one called "What's In A Name?" (Wonder where they got that title, huh?) and another on "keeping it realistic." It was super good times but alas, I have no pics!
Then it was off to my agency, Foundry's, party in Greenpoint--- and oh man, was that a par-tay. There were girls on roller skates and a huge projection screen with vintage Coppola. Here is a pic of me and my bestie Hannah:
WEDNESDAY was the AMAZING blogger event with The Reading Teen! I have never in my life seen such a magnificent view of Manhattan. Check it out, you guys:
New York was so sparkly!
I had an awesome time with my friends Jenny Han and Julia Devillers:
And my lovely Jess Rothenberg!
I signed all the giftbag books of When You Were Mine--- 60 total!
COOLEST THING EVER: I won these flowers that were HAND CRAFTED by Amy at Reading Teen and made completely out of Wuthering Heights and Harry Potter which you KNOW are my two lucky books! I nearly died and now they are in the most specialist spot in my apartment:
THURSDAY was a debut author event at the lovely Books of Wonder! I got to meet all kinds of fabulous new authors and readers. Here I am with the ever hilarious Meredith Zeitlin:
And here I am NOW. Friday am, sunglasses in bed, no plans on leaving:
Until TOMORROW-- SATURDAY--- When I am going to Books of Wonder with the wonderful Lauren Oliver and our other friends! Please, please come visit us. Here are the event details:
Hope you all had a great week and it was SO lovely to see so many of your smiling faces.