A Post from BEA

As you read this, I am at BEA. If you're at BEA, too, feel free to come to one of my signings! If you're not sure which one is me, here's what I look like:


(Actually, if you see a young woman with socks hanging from her ears, or carrying a teapot in lieu of a bag, or some such, that's probably me, too. Nerves make me batty.)

My full BEA schedule is here. Re the signings: on Saturday I'm signing Fire ARCs at Table 17 from 10-11am, and then, after that, I'm doing a Graceling signing at the bookstore Books of Wonder (18 W. 18th St.) with Melissa Marr from 1-3pm.

Also, note that the Bridget Zinn Auction ends at 11pm on Saturday, May 3o and the Graceling book giveaway ends on Monday, June 1.

Happy weekend, everyone!


Woooow, so much to do... Good luck ^O^!!!!! And, goshh, Bea is now international xDD
Artemis Grey said…
Your Groucho Marx beats the pants of my Zombie pin-up impression!

I hope some day, I'll have appearances to give me nerves and make me batty too. When that happens, I'm sure I'll wonder what I was ever thinking wanting them... *sigh*

You ought to be able to spot me at Sirens pretty easily. I'll be the deranged, curly-haired girl. Ought to be interesting, surrounded by people I don't know, whom I WANT to know, after flying across the country (I HATE flying) through airports I've never been in, ALONE, but for all the other travellers who know exactly what they're doing and where they're going....

Have fun at BEA! You look like you're off to a good start! :)
Anonymous said…
You look awesome in that pic:p
Sarah Prineas said…
Have fun!!

Say "hi" to Peter Glassman for me (BoW). He's a riot; I think you'll like him.

And look, I didn't even ask you about your speech!
tinkandalissa said…
You crack me up! Love that photo! Hope you have a blast and stay sane. Nerves make me want to throw up. Ugh! I used to avoid school projects that involved having to get up in front of the classroom to present them. Makes my tummy tingle just thinking about having to do that.
On a side note, our news announced this morning that out of all the days this month, only 5 have been rain free. Go Go Gadget Sunshine! (I dont think that will work, but I thought I'd try)...
Antonio Ese Gé said…
But what happens with Spain? We'll love to see you in a Book Fair from a city of us. So, please, visit Spain (we you can...)! And if you decide to visit Madrid (where I live) right now, you could sign in the Book Fair of Madrid, 'cause we're celebrating nowadays!

Well, anyway, enjoy it!
maryh said…
I'm so jealous!! My moms a librarian and since we're from CT she's going to be going to BEA but only on Friday! She and I both really wanted her to meet you (We're both sitting on pins and needles waiting for Fire!!) Good Luck there are going to be SO many people there!
Kelly H-Y said…
Too funny ... love the pic! Have a great time at the signings ... what fun! Congrats!
Nina said…
Hi Kristin,

I've been lurking around your blog for a while, and I'm confident that you hear this daily, but everyone loves an ego boost: Graceling pretty much put my life on hold for the stunningly short day it took me to read it. I completely adored it, but it ended far too soon. So, even though October is the beginning of the end for me (senior year of high school. Cue major freakout!), I am thoroughly pumped for Fire's release... which brings up a question that I'm finding increasingly frustrating: as my Michigan suburb is quite far from BEA and all other New Yorkian places of advanced bookage, how can I get my hands on an ARC of Fire? Because, honestly, I am willing to beg. Bribery is cool, too, if that's how you roll.

Unknown said…
Good luck, have fun, and post pics of others in those hilarious groucho glasses!
robingarretson said…
I'm with Nina....I'm dying to get my hands on an ARC of Fire...guess I'll have to hit up ebay after BEA once all the horrible people who get books then sell them (rather than read and enjoy them) have time to list them on ebay! haha
Seriously I am so jealous of everyone who can make it to BEA. I went last year and it was the most amazingly overwhelming day ever.
I hope you have a wonderful time!!
Artemis Grey said…
So how funny is this? I keep checking on this post to see what other people have commented, and every flipping time I scroll through looking for it, I miss it because I don't recognize you Kristin! I know, I'm a dork, but every time I miss it, it makes me laugh hysterically.
Dubravka said…
A while ago I sent along your spinning lady to everyone I know.
This is along along the same vain, though considerably less sophisticated, in fact somewhat childish (but fun).
(p.s. I LOVED Graceling, and have recommended it to many people. I'd love to know how to get an ARC of Fire).
All the best at BEA.

⨪1. How do you put a giraffe into a refrigerator?

Stop and think about it and decide on your answer before you scroll down.

The correct answer is: Open the refrigerator, put in the giraffe, and close the door. This question tests whether you tend to do simple things in an overly complicated way.

2 How do you put an elephant into a refrigerator?

Did you say, Open the refrigerator, put in the elephant, and close the refrigerator?

Wrong Answer.

Correct Answer: Open the refrigerator, take out the giraffe, put in the elephant and close the door. This tests your ability to think through the repercussions of your previous actions.

3. The Lion King is hosting an animal conference.

All the animals attend .... Except one. Which animal does not attend?

Correct Answer : The Elephant. The elephant is in the refrigerator. You just put him in there.? This tests your memory. Okay, even if you did not answer the first three questions correctly, you still have one more chance to show your true abilities.

4. There is a river you must cross but it is used by crocodiles, and

You do not have a boat. How do you manage it?

Correct Answer:? You jump into the river and swim across. Have you not been listening? All the crocodiles are attending the Animal Meeting. This tests whether you learn quickly from your mistakes.

According to Anderson Consulting Worldwide, around 90% of the
Professionals they tested got all questions wrong, but many preschoolers got several correct answers. Anderson Consulting says this conclusively disproves the theory that most professionals have the brains of a four-year-old.

Send this out to frustrate all of your smart friends.

PS: Just the fact that I sent it to you should make you feel good.
hahahahahaha nice picture.
Kristin Cashore said…
Hi everyone!

Sarah, the speech was fine, THANK GOODNESS.

Dee, that was HYSTERICAL, and can I blame my drained BEA brain for getting every one wrong?

Nina, the quick answer is no, I'm afraid I don't know! I expect they'll be distributed at other shows, though I don't know the schedule. If you happen to have a review blog and can demonstrate as much, please check my Contacts and Credits page for the Penguin contact who handles ARC requests (while supplies last). ARCs are really expensive to produce (more expensive than the finished book), and the publisher doesn't produce very many, and their ultimate purpose is to increase sales, so the publishers will only go to the expense of mailing them to people with influence who have real potential for creating buzz. I, for example, have exactly one. Yes, I'm the almighty author -- but that doesn't give me many ARCs, because, let's face it, my family and friends are not very influential! And I notice that Penguin is running a REALLY tight ship this time around. Anyway, good luck.
Katsa said…
Hi Kristin Cashore,
This is my first time visiting your blog, because I just finished one of your books yesterday, GRACELING. I loooove it sooooo much I finished it in 5 hours as its so addicting. My mum had to keep me from reading the book from 1 centimetre away. That's was the first book I read that was written by you and I am a total book freak. I read the most books in my class^^ I want to tell you to keep up your good work and continue to be such a GREAT and AWESOME author!
I have a question to ask you. Is FIRE the 2nd book sequo to GRACELING? Or isit just another different book? I look forward to reading all your books^^
I do hope you read my blog but if you don't give me the permission to do that blog, I could delete it, just tell me. If you agree to, please post some comments there?
Kristin Cashore said…
K, as long as you make it clear that the blog is a fan blog and that you are not me, i.e. that I am not involved, I can't see any reason why there would be a problem. Have fun with it! Also, regarding the books, you should find answers on my My Books page.
Winnie Shen said…
Hi It's Winnie in Taipei!
Congratulations on your books!
Are you excited about your forthcoming speech at Simmons summer institute? Saw your name in the brochure. Too bad that I can't attend it this time, but I do wish you luck there.

Will it be ok for me to forward your book information to an editor that might be interested in translating your books? Fantasy is one of the genres that they focus on, and she's interested in introducing more fantasy stories with female heroes.

Let me know if it's ok.

Couldn't find your email address here. Hope you don't mind that I leave a message here.
Kristin Cashore said…
Hi Winnie! It's great to hear from you! Sorry I won't get to see you in July. There's never a problem with forwarding my book info to an editor. However, I already have a Chinese publisher -- Gaea Books -- so until that contract runs its course, they hold all right to Chinese translation. (I assume you mean a Chinese translation and you're not talking about a friend in, like, Sweden, where I don't yet have a deal? ^_^) Thanks for thinking of it, though!
Kristin Cashore said…
By the way, Winnie, this makes me think of Cidy Pon's new book, Silver Phoenix. Do you or your editor friend know about it? I haven't read it yet, but have a (Simmons) friend who's excited about it, and it's a fantasy with a female heroine. The heroine also happens to be Chinese, which might be why it came to mind right now now! Anyway, just wanted to pass on the info. I don't know if Cindy is shopping for a Chinese deal or not, but it never hurts to spread the word about good new books...
Winnie Shen said…
Hi Kristin,
Wow, you've already sold your Chinese translation right.I actually thought that I might be able to translate for you if the editor I knew got the translation right. ;)

Thanks for the information. I'll pass it to my editor friend.

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