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Back from BEA

I’m back from Book Expo America, and yes, I left NYC in a MegaBus weighed down with books and swag (mostly books). The experience was great and I will happily take on the Javits Center again next year.

My favorite quote from the show was said during the Editor Buzz session when referring to a forthcoming novel: “It’s not beastiality, it’s love.” I heard someone behind me chuckle and say, “Well, there’s your sound byte.”

But the highlight for me was the SheWrites Knowledge Faire. It was a speed-dating format that provided a chance for newbies like me to meet with established agents, editors and other folks in the industry.

Next up: Miriam Peskowitz, co-author of The Daring Book for Girls, interviews me for her new Writer-Entrepreneur column on SheWrites.

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  1. Doreen McGettigan
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    Hi Jessica,
    I am so glad decided to check your blog! I too have epilepsy and never ever talk about it. I was traumatized by a nun in 4th grade and it really stuck with me. I look forward to meeting with you where ever and how ever we are doing the birthday thing. If you need any help with that let me know!

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