Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Book Expo America!

BEA IS NEXT WEEK! Here are my answers to possible questions about it, or you can skip to the bottom of this post for my schedule while I'm there:

Book Expo America is a conference, primarily for professional industry types (publishing people! Booksellers! Etc.), but also for all variety of people from readers to authors to book bloggers to other press people, and so on. It is in New York City, at the Javitz Center. This year it takes place from May 29th to June 1st. You need a badge to get in, and you have to pay for a badge, and if you want to attend, you can find out more here: http://www.bookexpoamerica.com/Register-Now/

Yes, I will be attending this year! And I am excited.

No, I will not be signing Allegiant there, because it comes out on October 22nd, and there will be no Allegiant ARCs (Advance Reader Copies-- early, uncorrected copies of books printed for promotional purposes).

When I say there will be no Allegiant ARCs, I mean there really won't be any Allegiant ARCs, not even under the tables for super special people, not even in my apartment, not even later this year, nowhere. NEVAH.

However, I will be signing really cool Allegiant posters for you to add to your swag collection. When my name is present on the signing schedule, that's what it means-- poster signing!

Yes, I will be giving a keynote at the BEA Children's Breakfast on May 31st at 8:00AM with Octavia Spencer, Mary Pope Osborne, and Rick Riordan. Tickets to this event may actually be sold out-- not sure-- but you can find out more information here: http://www.bookexpoamerica.com/Show-Info/Authors-and-Books/#page=page-1

Yes, I am nervous, thank you for asking.

No, just so you know, my keynote speech will not provide any more details about Allegiant that haven't already been released elsewhere. It is actually not so much about my books and more about writing, reading, and my experience with both.

TL;DR here's my BEA schedule

Thursday, May 30th
8:30AM-- there will be an Allegiant-themed stunt at the Crystal Palace entrance. If you're there, you could get a little cool somethingorother. I can't say anything more.
9:00AM-- this is when you can get a ticket to the poster signing, at booth #2039. (They are only handing out 200 tickets, FYI.)
1:00-2:00PM-- I'm signing ze posters at #2039

Friday, May 31st
8:00-9:30AM-- I'll be speaking at the Children's Breakfast in the Special Events Hall. This event is ticketed. It will be fun, though.

That's it! I won't be doing any other events in NYC because it's going to be sort of a tight schedule for me, but hopefully I will be back in the area soon.

See you there, BEAers!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Another Divergent Photo: First Jumper!

EW.com has another Divergent photo-- this one of Tris about to take her big jump into the unknown.

See it and some of director Neil Burger's thoughts here!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

ALLEGIANT Cover!

So, how are you today?

I myself am doing quite well.

Why, you ask?

Well, this:


LOOK at it. Isn't it gorgeous?

Joel Tippie at HarperCollins is the creative force behind this cover, and he is so talented and always works so hard to get everything just right. (Also a shout out to Amy Ryan and Barb Fitzsimmons, also at Harper-- you guys are awesome!) I have been so fortunate to get three covers that I love. I couldn't be happier with this one and I can't wait to see all three books lined up on my shelf!

A short note about that symbol: no, it is not a faction symbol. It is, however, a symbol that appears in the book. I can't really share more than that-- you'll have to read it for yourself! (I can't wait for that either!)

Also, yes that is O'Hare at the bottom. No, I can't say more. AHH! Too many secrets.

If you missed my Today show interview with Ryan Seacrest in which we reveal the cover for the first time, you can watch it here: http://www.today.com/video/today/51828575

I am a lucky girl, to have so many amazing opportunities and great people supporting me. So much to be grateful for today.

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