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Monday, July 16, 2012

My BEA/NYC Trip...Finally!

Okay, I must begin this blog post with two apologies.

First, I apologize for neglecting my blog for...well...a bit. (author's note: a bit totally means over a month)

Second, I apologize for this post--because it's a looong one. (author's note: lots of pictures!)

So, as some of you may know, I have had the esteemed honor and privilege of becoming a published author (yes, it is still crazy to say that aloud). And although with that comes much hard work and sacrifice (just ask my friends/family all about that one, lol), it also has a few perks. And one of those perks happened just over a month ago, when I was able to attend the largest book convention in the US, held in the largest city in the US.

That's right, I'm talking BEA in NYC, baby!

I have to say that for a first-timer (both to BEA & NYC), I was a bit nervous. More so for being in NYC than BEA, but nervous nonetheless. After landing and taking a shuttle to my hotel (author's note: 5 hours later!), I met up with some friends at a local eatery and got to actually walk the streets of New York (read: awesome)!

To cut things short, I'm gonna stop rambling and post some pics from my week-long venture into the Big Apple. But rest assured, I had an amazing time at both BEA and in NYC, and I cannot wait to go back!

A few shots of the city:

 Madison Square Garden (bad shot, I know)

 The 3 pics above are from Chelsea (beautiful)
 I just love this building

Our trip to New Jersey:

 NYC from Jersey (that's the new tower being built)
 the Carlo's Bakery (from Cake Boss!)

Night out in Times Square:

 We were just around the corner--love Times Square!
 They have a 5lb Hershey Bar. Um, yeah.

 Newsies is an outstanding show--see it if you can!

(that's Newsies star Jeremy Jordan. Honest.)

BEA 2012
 The lovely Jeri Smith-Ready!
 The awesome Jennifer L. Armentrout!
 The hilarious Jus Accardo!
 The talented Mike Mullin!
 The Pendrell authors who were able to attend
 Friend & fellow Pendrell author Lani Woodland
Yes, that is the Rachael Ray (so pretty)!

Well there you have it, a photo recap of my amazing first trip to NYC and BEA. Like I said, I can't wait to go back!


  1. Awesome! I love that triangular building, freaky and inspiring.

    Looks like you had a lot of fun. Pictures say it all. Congrats on being published Jamie. I'll have to check out the book.


  2. Can't believe it was your first time in NYC! I don't know if you watch Project Runway, but once they had a challenge where they had to make outfits out of materials from that Hershey's store...