This post could also be entitled, "Please forgive the blog silence due to the awesome amount of stuff we are doing to prepare for ALA," but that seemed a bit wordy. However, get excited friends who will be in attendance at next week's show, and also those who won't be (we will make it seem like you are!).
I thought I'd give you a brief synops (that's synopsis for those in the know) of what we have planned.
- We are going to start the weekend off right with our Book Buzz on Saturday at 8.45am. Fun giveaways and great titles...hope to see many of you there!
- Saturday we also have some incredible author signings in Booth 2559, including: Attica Locke (love her!) at 9, Jeanne Cooper (soap opera maven) at 1, and Molly Ringwald (!!!) at 3.
- Saturday night we plan on rocking our figurative socks off at the Scholarship Bash.
- Sunday dawns bright and early with the Auditorium Speaker Series where Dan Ariely, author of The Honest Truth About Dishonesty, will be the main attraction.
- Don't miss some more excellent author signings in our booth: Russell Banks at noon, Lois Leveen at 1 and Richard Kadrey at 2.
- Monday, Dan Rather is speaking at the President's Program; not something we set up, but something I am definitely attending.
- Andrew Gross signs in the booth at 11am and we do are mega book giveaway and then....
- I LEAVE FOR HAWAII! Ok, not related but I am super excited.
Well, that is just a sampling of the great things to prepare for. Hope to see many of you there - be sure to come by and say Hello! I plan on wearing Minnie Mouse ears, so it won't be hard to spot me.