After 2018’s BEA this site’s owner recorded a long video blog discussing all the many books they got to read, market and discuss, which they have done on various media platforms since. Yet with the 2019 Book Expo America as well as Book Con event looming I have decided to look at and detail the photos from 2018 and a few from earlier years to reflect on the event and how excellent it has been. What shall this years event bring? Will I be there? Will you? These questions are yet to be answered… but looking back is always fun!
Abby Denson and I with her book Cool Tokyo Guide from Tuttle Press
In a promo for Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Gale Galligan with the 5th book in Scholastics comic adaptations of The Baby Sitters Club
Jarrett J. Krosocska with the award winning Kiddo.
One of the greatest comics writers ever Garth Ennis
Abbi Jacobsen, co-star of Broad City, with her essay collection I Might Regret This
Actress and poet Amber Tamblyn. Promoting her book Any Man. New book Era of Ignition: Coming of Age in a Time of Rage and Revolution out in March.
former wrestler turned brilliant poet Cyrus Parker. New collection Masquarade in May.
Sam Maggs with Girl Squads from Quirk Books
The legendary Sally Field promoting her memoir In Pieces from Grand Central. Paperback scheduled for October 2019
Artist and writer Katie Cook with instructional guide Drawing Cute
A real fireman/model promoting J.R. Wards consumed from Simon Schuster
Kaelyn Rich, writer of Girls Resist from Quirk Books
Tim Mohr with his book Burning Down the Haus: Punk Rock, Revolution, and the Fall of the Berlin Wall from Alonquin Books
Grady Hendrix with his latest We Sold Our Souls from Quirk Books
Dean Haspiel with the collected version of The Fox from Image Comics. Our friendship is over 25 years old.
Writer/Artist David Ezra Stein and I. We are old college buds who collaborated back when.
Looking cute with author Alex Gino of George and You Dont Know everything Jilly P! from Scholastic
Talking life and music with Jonathan Cain, formerly of Journey promoting his memoir from Zondervan
Youtube star Rosealla Rago with her cookbook Cooking with Nonna from Race Point Publishing
Val Emmich, Steven Levenson and Academy and Tony Award winning Benj Pasek and Justin Paul siging the novelization of Dear Evan Hansen from Little, Brown.
Former death row inmate, poet, spiritualist, figure of multiple documentaries Damien Echols with his third book High Magik from Sounds True
Famous television personality Al Roker with his historical book Ruthless Tide from Harper Collins
Saadia Faruqi. author of Meet Yasmin from Capstone
Eoin Colfer, creator of upcoming film Artemis Fowl, with his non-fiction graphic novel Illegal from Sourcebooks
IMAGES from 2014, 2015
Nicole Polizzi aka Snooki of Jersey Shore and Craft books fame
Dr. Ruth Westheimer
Congressman John Lewis with March
Actress and writer Lisa Jakub
Musician and writer Richard Hell