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I’m off to New York for BookExpo America this week!

If you’re going to the show, here are a few of the places we can run into each other…


The Apocalypsies: Meet the Authors of 2012′s Must-Reads
3:00-5:00 p.m.
Javits Center: 1E02/1E03

Come mix and mingle with the authors of these incredible debuts:


Children’s Book & Author Breakfast
8:00 – 9:30 am
Special Events Hall

Featuring Walter Dean Myers, National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Chris Colfer, The Land of Stories (Little Brown Books for Young Readers), John Green, The Fault In Our Stars (Dutton/Penguin Young Readers Group), Lois Lowry, Son (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), and Kadir Nelson, I Have A Dream (Random House Children’s Books).


Time Between Us Autographing Session
3:00-4:00 p.m.
Autographing Area, Booth #8

Come say hello and pick up a copy of Time Between Us!



ABFFE’s (Mostly) Silent Children’s Art Auction & Reception to Support Free Speech for Young People

South Concourse, Javits

The American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression (ABFFE) will host an auction of original children’s art from some of the nation’s leading illustrators and authors at BookExpo America. The auction is one of the highlights of the children’s book industry, bringing together booksellers, publishers, authors, and artists. Funds from the auction will benefit the ABFFE Fund for Free Speech in Children’s Books. Author Walter Dean Myers is the honorary chair of this year’s event.

Rooftop YA Author and Blogger Party
8:00-10:30 p.m.

Hope to see you around BEA!

And remember… the new TIME BETWEEN US website is live and the contest is still in full swing, but it closes at midnight EST on Tuesday, June 5. I’ll be picking the TWO WINNERS while I’m in New York on Wednesday, so get in there while you can!

HUGE thanks for all the comments so far! Reading about your favorite music and your travel/concert destinations absolutely made my week!

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