There are lots of conferences and events held throughout the year for writers. This year, I will be covering Book Expo America and ThrillerFest, both being held in New York City, for this blog and hope to bring back some interesting and useful writing tidbits and tips. For anyone who has attended BEA, which takes place this week at the Javits Center, it’s books, authors and publishing professionals galore! For readers and writers, it’s a veritable Candyland. What I probably enjoy most are the “Author Stages,” an interview format during which authors discuss their books and share their back stories. Author Stages are held throughout the day, as are autograph sessions featuring an all-star lineup (major celebrity alert), that usually have lines as many as fifty people long.
And if you’re a thriller reader/writer, well… ThrillerFest, which takes place July 11 to 14 at the Grand Hyatt, is pretty much BEA for thriller lovers. Lots of terrific panel discussions and featured speakers on all aspects of thriller writing. Now that Baby Grand is out there, maybe I’ll find some good marketing tips to pass on.
Two amazingly cool events. And I’m looking forward to sharing my experiences there with you.