Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Attention, please!

You know how some things demand your undivided attention? And how, often, more than one of those things happen at the same time, which means your attention is, well, DIVIDED? That's what the last couple weeks have been like at Casa Niki.

First--my newest book, Goddess Games, hit the shelves (happy, happy, joy, joy!) If you click on the title, you can read an excerpt. As you might guess, I'm thrilled to see it in stores!

Second--and even more exciting--I got a new puppy!! She's a poodle, and her name is Tipper. She's still pretty small (you can check out how she compares to a large Dunkin' Donuts iced coffee) and has two speeds: running and exhausted.

Needless to say, she needs a TON of attention, or she eats the houseplants or has accidents (she's only two months old, so we're still working on housetraining!)

So, of course, with all this going on (requiring pretty much all my attention), I headed off to NYC and BookExpo. BookExpo is this monster event for booksellers, publishers, librarians, authors, and pretty much anyone whose job has something to do with books. I spent a couple days working in the Romance Writers of America booth, where I got to see author Geralyn Dawson (left) being interviewed by Eloisa James for Romance Novel TV.

Then I hopped into the hot seat for an interview with Romance Novel TV, which will be posted to their site in the near future. (In the meantime, check out the great interviews with other authors, including Nora Roberts and Janet Evanovich.)

BookExpo is also the place to get autographed copies of the latest books. There's a main autographing area consisting of thirty-two tables, each of which is occupied by a different author every hour (and sometimes every half-hour!) signing copies of their newest release. I signed a TON of copies of Goddess Games at table thirty-one. While I was signing, guess who was next to me at table thirty?

If you can't read the nametag...it's Ridley Pearson! Not only does he write fabulous suspense novels, but he also co-writes the Peter Pan prequels with Dave Barry (they're phenomenal books--I highly recommend 'em to everyone!)

Needless to say, BookExpo had me going in two speeds, running and exhausted! When I came home to Tipper (who was delightfully happy to see me!), I made certain to give her my undivided attention. Now off to walk the dog....


Micol Ostow said...

Congrats! The doggie is adorable and the book looks great! Can't wait to read it.

Aimee Friedman said...

The new book looks awesome, Nic! And I just saw it on a table at my local B&N! Woo-hoo!!