Heading to BEA!

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Well, I’m finally getting ready to head out to Book Expo America. I fly to NY on Thursday and will be signing bound galleys of NIGHTMARE ACADEMY from 9:30 – 10:30 Friday morning at the HarperCollins booth. If you happen to be there, please drop by, say “hi” and grab yourself a galley — they’re free!

That evening, I’m going to an author dinner for children’s book writers with my terrific editor, Barbara Lalicki. Then, the next night, I’ll be heading to the HarperCollins cocktail party, which I’m actually really looking forward to. Hopefully, I’ll get to meet a bunch of the folks who have been working on the book.

Also mixed in there, I’ll be getting a chance to grab some lunch with my aunt Fran; see my good friend Paul Malmont (who’s a terrific novelist, by the way — check out his CHINATOWN DEATH CLOUD PERIL); meet author/friend Melissa Marr in person for the first time (her great book WICKED LOVELY comes out next month, so she’s a few months ahead of me in this “first novel” process and has been hugely kind about offering advice); and, finally, I’ll get to spend some time with Bob Ducsay, the producer of the NIGHTMARE ACADEMY movie for Universal Studios (along with Stephen Sommers). Bob is leaving the set of THE MUMMY 3 and flying down from Montreal so he can meet some of the HarperCollins folks. He’s a good guy and I always look forward to chatting with him.

So… that’s the plan! Never been to BEA before, so this is a pretty exciting way to check it out for the first time. I’ll keep you posted…

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  • Anonymous

    hey dean:
    great author website. really enjoyed it. great for any readers of any age. and VERY cool visuals. have a great time in NYC and if you see laura geringer (my harper collins editor) tell her I said hi.
    Jim Jennewein
    (author of Sons of Thor, pub date: Fall ’08)

    May 31, 2007 at 12:42 am Reply
  • brennas_life

    So how did the book expo go? Do you already have legions of adoring female fans following you around with puppy dog eyes? 😉

    June 17, 2007 at 6:13 pm Reply
    • deanlorey

      The expo went great but if there were any legions of adoring female fans following me with vats of puppy dog eyes, I didn’t see them (and neither did the blind puppy dogs, I’m guessing).
      I know I owe a big update to the journal and I’m going to try to get to it soon!

      June 18, 2007 at 2:40 am Reply

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