Sherri, one of our Vromies at Book Expo America, has a quick update on her first day at BEA:
My first day on the trade show floor [Monday] was pretty great. I attended an interview of Alexander Maksik by author A.M. Homes. Alexander is the author of a new book coming out from Tonga Editions, a new line of books selected by Alice Sebold. Alexander’s book is called You Deserve Nothing, and will be out in September. I also had the chance to meet Diana Abu-Jaber, author of the forthcoming novel, Birds of Paradise, a stunning book that I just loved, look for it in the fall.
Today [Wednesday] I had the opportunity to listen to Melissa Clark interview seed saver extraordinaire, Jere Gettle. His first book, The Heirloom Gardener, will be out in the fall. I saw the exciting new batch of books coming out from the Workman Publishing Group, great fiction, cookbooks, and gardening to name just a few categories. Overall the buzz at the convention is upbeat, you can’t get any better than a room full of publishers, readers, authors and booksellers!