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BookExpo America

Tuesday kicks off the Book Expo America conference, a three-day feast of authors, agents, editors, social media and, of course, books, books and more books.

It's a place to learn about the publishing business and new directions for publishing, sell international rights, and network with amazing people.

Young Adult books will have a strong showing, with our own Kody Keplinger being highlighted at the Young Adult Editor's Buzz special event. She will also be at the author stage on Thursday.

Attendees will also be on the look-out for the hottest ARCs of the year. Publisher's Weekly listed the Children's galleys they thought would be the most sought after, and I have to admit to some serious salivating over that list. I remember reading Ally Condie's PM deal for MATCHED.And Anna Godbersen writing the Roaring '20s? YES, PLEASE!

Plus a new novel by BEFORE I FALL author Lauren Oliver: DELIRIUM; some Eddie Vedder in ADIOS, NIRVANA by Conrad Wesselhoeft; ZORA AND ME, a book inspired by the life of author Zora Neale Hurston;  Kersten Hamilton's TYGER, TYGER; and a brilliant-sounding Middle Grade: GIRL'S BEST FRIEND: A MAGGIE BRROKLYN MYSTERY, the first book in a series about a girl who sleuths AND maintains a dog-walking business.

Heck, yeah.

Sounds like a blast. I hope to go someday . . . soon.

Take a look at the PW list - any books jump out at you as MUST-HAVES?

-- Kristin Miller
Kristin Halbrook

Kristin Halbrook is the author of the critically-acclaimed young adult novels Nobody But Us (HarperTeen, 2013) and Every Last Promise (HarperTeen, 2015). She likes many things.

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  1. Oh, wow! Sounds like there's going to be so much book awesomeness! Ah, I wish I could go too...hopefully next year! :)

  2. I think MATCHED sounds awesome.

  3. I think they all sound pretty damn awesome.

    Have a great time, Kody! I'd love to go to this one day as well.

  4. Wow, there is a LOT to look forward to, thanks for sharing that link :)


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