Top Three Things to Do At BEA

I leave for BookExpo America 2010 this afternoon, so thought it would a good day to post my top three things to do at BEA.

This is my first trip to BEA, so these are sort of theoretical, but from my experiences at other conferences, I am pretty sure they’re all Really Good Things.

1. Make sure I have the cell phone number of everyone I want to see while I’m wandering the vast wilderness of exhibitor booths. Before I leave home.

2. Carry extra business cards. Lots of extra business cards. Also, don’t forget the cover flats of The Duke and the Pirate Queen.

3. Don’t spill anything down the front of my shirt before I go and hobnob at the Harlequin Booth.

Oh, and hope events don’t fall out like in Murder at the ABA!

Your suggestions are of course welcome.

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Five Ways of Thinking About Writers’ Conferences.

Top Ten Reasons to Attend a Writing/Reading Conference.

About Victoria Janssen

Victoria Janssen [she, her] currently writes cozy space opera for Kalikoi. The novella series A Place of Refuge begins with Finding Refuge: Telepathic warrior Talia Avi, genius engineer Miki Boudreaux, and augmented soldier Faigin Balfour fought the fascist Federated Colonies for ten years, following the charismatic dissenter Jon Churchill. Then Jon disappeared, Talia was thought dead, and Miki and Faigin struggled to take Jon’s place and stay alive. When the FC is unexpectedly upended, Talia is reunited with her friends and they are given sanctuary on the enigmatic planet Refuge. The trio of former guerillas strive to recover from lifetimes of trauma, build new lives on a planet with endless horizons, and forge tender new connections with each other.
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