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.)
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!