Yes it's true. Last week found me in New York City.
For the most amazing book conference called Book Expo America. Everything started off on a good note with Seth Godin greeting us at breakfast. He is such a dynamic and captivating speaker. What I really like about Seth is that he's approachable, an intent listener, and always gives something of great content and value in return. Seth is the author of 12 different Indie Published Titles which have gone onto be mega sellers. He is now in partnership with Amazon producing The Domino Project.
Those of you who have read this blog for awhile now know that I have a great love of books. That is probably an understatement. So imagine me in a ginormous room with all of my favorite authors. It was a moment, a week-long moment of complete and utter author worship.
Getting to meet Lois Lowry was one of the highlights of my trip.
Aside from meeting wonderful authors, which you'll probably never hear the end of, I had a few stolen moments of enjoying the city.
A view from the top.......
A peaceful moment at Lincoln Center. I saw the Broadway Show The War Horse. It's brilliantly done with puppets and actors plus some fine folk music. Unlike the children's book, this is not a show for children as their are many war scenes including weaponry. I was hitting the deck a couple of times but it was well worth it for a mesmerizing performance.
Before I left, I had to have one meal in one of my personal favorite restaurants, Cafe Un, Deux, Trois.
It was a really inspiring and enjoyable week but after an 9 hour lay-over in Charlotte it sure feels good to be home.