You're probably wondering about the lost books...keep reading...
I got a trendy swag bag from DK Publishers, who are celebrating 40 years of publishing. They had two large life-sized Star Wars figures made entirely of Lego pieces to showcase their Lego book. I just had to get a picture to show my kids!
|Me between DK's Lego Star Wars Figures
Because I love books on wellness, I got a signed copy of The Paleo Primer: A Jump-Start Guide to Losing Body Fat and Living Primally written by London-based health and fitness coaches Keris Marsden and Matt Whitmore. They both had a British accent (loved that!) and are a striking pair. I'm going to spotlight this book in my wellness series too, since I have heard much about the Paleo diet but want to learn more.
|Matt Whitmore, Keris Marsden and Me
|Me and Megan McCafferty
You probably know by now that I like to support good indie authors. I came across these three lovely ladies who have all won awards for their books. I caught a picture of them all signing their books at their booth after they finished in the autographing area. K. Baskett has written No Greater Illusion, an adult dystopian novel, whereas Courtney Loquasto has written Year of Little Lesson Plans, a practical book for mom with kids ages 3-8, which I'm gifting to my sister. And Shelia Payton, is the author of What Counts Most is How You Finish, which is filled with essays on living life to the fullest geared towards teens.
|K. Baskett, Courtney Loquasto and Shelia Payton
Alethia graciously offered me not only her first book Enchanted but also her second book Hero when she noticed I was a book blogger. Her third would be sent by her publisher.
|Alethia Kontis with Dearest, third book in the Woodcutter Sisters series
So that ends the recap of my last day at BEA. I want to thank all the wonderful people I met and all the publishers who have given away books for me to read!