I don't want to hate on Book Expo, but the french festival Etonnants Voyageurs--perched on the gorgeous french coastline, just outside the charming walled city of St Malo--really puts BEA and the Javitz Center to shame. I've just spent three glorious days strolling the beach, eating moules frites, drinking delicious wine...oh, and signing lots of books!
I was invited to attend by my French publisher, because both Before I Fall and Delirium were nominated for a very special prize, Le Grand Prix de L'Imaginaire, in the category of foreign young adult fiction. And guess what?? I won for not one, but BOTH books, because the jury couldn't decide between them!! I was absolutely blown away. What made the experience even more special is that both my fiance and my father accompanied me to France and were there to witness the ceremony.
Tonight I head back to Paris for a last day of working-vacation. And if you're in Paris, you can come and see me!! Dedicace: 18h00 - 19h30, Mardi 29 Mai Librairie le Divan Jeunesse 226 r Convention Paris 75015 There will be reading! And maybe singing! Come show me some amour.... xoLauren