BEA: Author Breakfasts
One of the little bonuses of the Book Expo is you have an opportunity to attend Author Breakfasts. These breakfasts are charged above the Expo fees, however if it is an author that you are really interested in, it is a fun time. You can pay a breakfast that includes seats that are closer to the front, or you can pay a smaller price to sit in the farther back seats without a breakfast. When I go, I sit in the farther back seats as to get good seats at the breakfast you need to wait in a line for an hour or more and I am just not that great at line waiting :D
On Thursday Morning, the breakfast line up was Neil Patrick Harris (the draw for me), Angelica Huston, Tavis Smiley, and Lisa Scottoline. Neil. was incredibly funny and engaging. He was everything I felt he would be so really made this breakfast pop:
Really, take the time to listen to this clip – it is AWESOME.
When you attend these breakfasts, you usually get a copy of some of the speaking authors books and this breakfast included:
On Friday, I attended the Children’s Author Breakfast. I know right? Why would I attend the Children’s Author breakfast? I review few children’s books, I have no small children at home…. oh… I know why….
Do not judge me…. ;)
Another one worth watching. I will wait….
Ok, awesome right?
The books included with this breakfast were:
And, I have to plug one more author, Jeff Kinney who is the author of The Wimpy Kid series. Now these are not books that I have read, but after listening to Jeff talk at the expo – delightful, funny, and a bonus surprise for me… I may need to start watching his books.
Grad another cup of coffee… this one is well worth the watch as well:
Do I recommend the breakfasts? I do. If you are interested in any of the authors who will be speaking, you get a great seat to hearing them chat about their books and you get to hear some great insights into their lives (seriously, listen to Jeff’s BEA talk above… at the end he has some pretty amazing plans that all stem around his love of books).