3 S.R. Johannes: Day 3 BEA Bonanza: Be Jealous. Be Very Very Jealous.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Day 3 BEA Bonanza: Be Jealous. Be Very Very Jealous.

Winner of Mitali Perkins' Bamboo People in hardback (using random number generator) is

Niki Smith!
(congrads! email me your address girlie - sjohannes@bilaninc.com)

Dont' forget to watch my twitter for spontaneous BEA Book Combustion - AKA random book giveaways.

Also - BIG CONGRADS to my blogger buddy, Michelle Hodkins , on her new book deal! Here's her story (be sure to follow her - this is someone to watch! Plus she's giving away some cool ARCs too. )

Pictorial Representation of my time at BEA!

Here's me with the adorable Joanne S. Volpe,
literary agent and genius at Nancy Coffey. She's just as nice and cute in person as online. Query her! She rocks! You can follow her on Twitter for scoop!




Here is my and Kody Keplinger (author of The Duff - surely you've heard about it! ) meeting in person for the first time. Though we've been blogger buddies for a while. I'm so happy for her! Go follow her blog!





Here is my Hilary Wagner's wonderful book Nightshade City at the Holiday House booth. Put this one on your reading list people because Rick Riordan just blurbed it!





Oh and here are my BEA Partners in Crime,
Shana Silver and Jen Hayley (part of YA Rebels). I love these girls...

I know, they look all sweet and innocent, but don't let that fool you. They were serious BEAers. They did not play. Shana even had a spreadsheet printed for all of us when we got their with signings, galley giveaways. She even said, "If we lose you, you are on your own!" She's definitely on my team again next year.


Here's Holly Cupala and I getting coffee. Yes there was a Starbucks conveniently in the building. So when we got tired, we would get a caffeine drip and get back to business. BTW her book, Tell Me A Secret, is awesome and just coming out this month. Not to mention, she is just as sweet as she looks :)


How cool is this - I met the Ghost Hunters!
Need I say more.....




Michelle Zink - one of my fav authors. Ready for this?
She actually knew me from my blog! Crazy right?
I was freaking out inside, but look how calm and collected I look. She was so supportive and chit-chatty. Love her.




I have to say, this one was especially a highlight for me. Alyson Noel was signing her new tween paranormal, Radiance. She recognized from my blog picture. INSANE! I was first in line and when she sat down, she said, "Hey Shelli!"




And of course I have to rub it in!!!! ;) Here is my stash!!!!






Jealous? Don't be.

I'm only keeping about a 1/3 of this.

The rest, along with the Swag pile, goes to all of my faithful followers this month - so keep visiting daily.

Since I hung out with Kody (and her agent Joanna) at BEA. Today, you can win an ARC of her book, THE DUFF. Comment and tell me the book you are most anticipating for Fall 2010 and why!

Come back tomorrow because I am announcing my Agent Pitch Contest with (Bree Ogden at Martin Literary) and what you need to do to prepare for Monday's entries!!



75 comments:

Tere Kirkland said...

Actually, The DUFF is THE book I've been waiting for. I actually critted Kody's first chapter on Absolute Write what feels like yeeeaaaarrrrss ago, so that's how long I've been waiting for this book.

Kody is a great writer, so I'm interested to see the final product ASAP!

What a haul! It's so awesome you're sharing your books as well as your awesome pics.

Good luck to everyone who enters!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

You awesome! Thanks for sharing. I look at these pictures and sigh, drool, turn a lovely shade of green.
Don't enter me cuz I just won FOR THE WIN! I mean, is that poetic or what?

Adventures in Children's Publishing said...

These pictures were so fun to see. Thanks for posting them and giving us insight into some up and coming books!

Marissa

Niki Smith said...

Wah, thanks Shelli! Dropping you an email with my address now~ :)

L.J. Boldyrev said...

How on Earth did you carry all of that! I love that poster for Carrie Jones' books. I grabbed one myself. I am a big fan of swag.

It's very hard to say which book I am most anticipating, but I will say LINGER by Maggie Stiefvater is at the top of that list, along with MOCKINGJAY by Suzanne Collins.

I heard Suzanne was at BEA somewhere.

jpetroroy said...

I can't wait for Patrick Ness's Monsters of Men.

L.J. Boldyrev said...

Sorry, I know I'm a pain in the butt. I forgot to add, please don't enter me in THE DUFF giveaway. I've already got one. Thanks!

Hilary Wagner ~ Writer said...

Oh my gosh! Love the pictures of my book! Squeeeee! It's so awesome seeing Jen, Shana and you holding it and you all look so darn cute! Hardcover is done next week! Gah!

Thanks, Shelli! You are the bomb!

PS: I'm burning with rabid jealousy over all those books--seriously!!! ;)

xoxo -- Hilary

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Wow. Just...wow. That's a lot of awesome! I'm dying for the release of Mockingjay - why? Duh! :-)

Melissa said...

OMG! I am drooling over that pile of books:)

I'm torn between two books that I absolutely CAN'T wait to read: Mockingjay and Matched by Ally Condie.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

oh gosh, I really really want the duff. it sounds great. As for another book? Jumpstart the World by Catherine Ryan Hyde.


-Lauren
lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Kelly said...

Oh my gosh, I am drooling over those books. I am waiting for Beautiful Darkness and The DUFF!!! I can't wait to read it. Please enter me in the contest. Thanks so much for hosting! :)
kghobbs(at)gmail(dot)com

Jamie Grey said...

Wow - I am so incredibly jealous - it looks like you had a fantastic time!

I am actually really looking forward to The Duff and Beautiful Darkness. Thanks so much for doing the giveaway! You're awesome for lugging all of those books around!

Janet Johnson said...

Wow! Looks so fabulous. Glad you had such an amazing time.

Okay, I know, not original, but looking forward to Mockingjay. Nightshade City is a close second though!

Natalie said...

I've heard so much about THE DUFF. It sounds like a good one. I think I'm probably most excited about Ally Condie's MATCHED, but there are many books I can't wait to read.

BEA looks AMAZING! And you are so generous to give so much away.

Kristi Helvig said...

I have to go with Mockingjay because I'm counting down the days until its release - I loved the first two!

Kara said...
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Kara said...

I can't wait to read THE DUFF. I read Kody's query on AW a while back and I remember how much I loved the voice.

Shalonda said...

OMG (I never say that, that's just how excited I am about The DUFF)!

Other than The DUFF, I am most looking forward to GRACE by Elizabeth Scott. Elizabeth is one of my favorite authors and has an amazing way with words. I am looking forward to seeing her tackle another genre!

Michelle Zink said...

Holy crap, that is a lot of stuff! You're so generous for sharing with your readers!

And I had the most awesome time meeting you, though I wish we'd had time to grab coffee and chat.

Next time for sure!
<3

MZ

Lauren said...

The book I'm most looking forward to is Vampire Academy #6 Last Sacrifice, since I LOVE the VA series with all my heart.

Anyway, The DUFF looks amazing and I can't wait to read it! Thanks so much for the contest. :)

laurenscrammedbookshelf@gmail.com

Kerri C at CK Farm said...

I didn't think you were serious about what you came home with lol. The visual is hilarious! I am waiting for Cassandra Clare's new book. What can I say just loved her series and looking forward to the new one!

~Jamie said...

That's the book I HAVE to read!

I'm not sure why though... I just know I HAVE TO!!!

Renae said...

Nice haul! So jealous looks like so much fun!

Casey McCormick said...

Definitely jealous!!!!!!

I'm REALLY looking forward to THE DUFF, but I'm also anxious for MOCKINJAY. So bad.

Shana Silver said...

Love this post! Great pics. It was so fun to go around with you. Yes, definitely on the same team next year! I'll post more about it when I do my recap. (Just haven't had a chance with the wedding being so close and all!)

(Don't enter me, I'm just commenting.)

Robin Mellom said...

I am jealous...very jealous! Look at all those books!!!

Actually The Duff IS the book I've been looking forward to reading. I love contemporary YA!!! ;-)

And Kody's story is amazing, isn't it!!??

girl jordyn said...

I'm so not in the loop of what books are coming out this fall, but I know I'm definitely looking forward to Sarah Ockler's second novel, FINDING DELILAH HANNIFORD (or something with a similar name?). It's coming out November 1st.

And Sarah is awesome. I need that book.

(I've also been looking forward to THE DUFF tons tons tons.)

Lauren said...

I'm gonna have to say Mockingjay, but there are sooo many others I want too! The Duff included

Natalie Whipple said...

Wow. Holy books! The book I'm looking forward to? EASY.

PARANORMALCY by Kiersten White. She is my best friend, after all:) And the book is about a million shades of awesome.

MariaSweet said...

*jealous of your stash* lol

Well the book(s) I am eagerly anticipating are Alpha by Rachel Vincent cause I've read the whole series so far and it rocks! Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare I'm in love with this woman's writing and her book covers!!! <3 And finally absolute obsession The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff, came across the book accidentally on Amazon, fell in love with the Cover and I was sold, then I watched the trailer and I was a goner, didn't even need the summary of it to sell me on it! I want all three of them but mostly The Replacement as Yovanoff is a new authors, therefore unknown territory and I'm intrigued! :)

Ann Marie Wraight said...

Well - THE DUFF - of course!

You DUFFY you!

FAB piccies!

Tahereh said...

omg so amazing!! love all the photos and that SWAG!! i'm sure i just drooled all over the screen.

i'm definitely anticipating the Duff, and also MATCHED!

heard so many good things!!!

thanks for being generous enough to share your spoils!

Carrie Harris said...

I'm looking forward to The DUFF (because Kody is awesomesauce) and Paranormalcy (because Kiersten is awesomesauce, and I got to read it way back when it was an unsigned manuscript and just KNEW I'd hold a bound copy in my hands someday).

Sandy Shin said...

Oh, THE DUFF is definitely on my to-read list -- and Kody seems like such a wonderful (and extremely adorable) person.

My most anticipated release this fall would have to be MATCHED. I've wanted to read it since I read the pitch last year. :)

Harley May said...

Hi Shelli! Thanks for posting all these great pictures. They are so neat to see.

The Duff is what I want to read more than anything. Kody seems like an uber talented writer.

This is incredible.

Corey Schwartz said...

I don't think I even understand BEA. I was told that you get a bag and you can only fill that one bag and NOTHING more. Did you go in several times under different aliases?

I can't wait to read Hilary Wagner's Nightshade City!!!

Audrey; (AyC) said...

Definitely looking most forward to Monsters of Men by Patrick Ness!! (LOVE THE SERIES!) thanks for the giveaway, since I saw the description for The Duff, it went straight to my wishlist

Christina Lee said...

WOWEE!!! The motherload!!! EEK --Duff and Matched and Linger and Mockingjay and Paranormalcy!!!!

oh and p.s you look cute as a button!
Do I score extra points for saying that?

lisanowak said...

I'm waiting for Mockingjay, and it's the first book I've actually bought in advance.

JoAnna said...

I'm most excited to read The DUFF. I've read so much about it and can't wait to read it myself.

I'm also super stoked you'll be hosting a contest with Bree. She's my agent and very cool. :)

Natalie Aguirre said...

Great pictures. I can't wait to read Blue Fire by Janice Hardy. She's a great fantasy writer and it's the second in her series. Of course I can't wait for Linger or Mockingbird, but those come out in summer.

Can't wait to hear about your other contest.

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

I want I want I want!!!! What a great giveaway.

Just a bit envious of your stash though. Holy catfish, that's a huge load.

I'm super excited to read Mockingjay, but The Duff looks like a winner!

Gail said...

Keeping my fingers crossed about THE DUFF arc!
Which book am I looking forward to this Fall? I think the skinny, pretty blue one in your stacks, far left!!!
Seriously, looking forward to THE DUFF, MATCHED, and although I don't remember when it's coming out, I really want to get ahold of LILa's LIAR SOCIETY!!!!!

throuthehaze said...

Beautiful Darkness is a book I am looking forward to. Beautiful Creatures was such a great book and I need to read more!

Jessie said...

I can't wait for THE BROKEN LAKE by Shelena Shorts b/c I LOVED The pace.
Gotta say though, DUFF looks pretty awesome.

Laurie Lamb said...

I want to read THE DUFF by Kody Keplinger. There is so much excitement surrounding this book. It sounds great!

Kelly Bryson said...

Holy jealosy, Batman. Look at all those books!

Mockingjay? Matched? I can't decide between them. And I'm really looking forward to the next book that I finish and think- Wow. That. Was. Awesome. I hope I find it before Fall.

New follower! Saw Hilary Wagner's link. Nice to meet you, Shelli.

Jemi Fraser said...

There are so many!!! Probably Mockingjay has been driving me the craziest in the make-her-wait game. :)

Shelli (srjohannes) said...

just to be clear - I do not have Mockingjay! ;) I think its locked in a safe somewhere in Fort Knox

and if i did - i would not give it away - Id sleep with it and make evil noises - mwwhhaaaaa hhaaaaa

Mel (He Followed Me Home) said...

I love the BEA pics!!!

oh one is too hard to pick...The DUFF is on there along with Crescendo (I loved Hush, Hush) & Matched (this take on society looks very interesting & it's gotten such amazing buzz!)

Heather said...

There are so many books I can't wait to read! Mockingjay, Paranormalcy, You, Delirium....and definitely The DUFF. It will be a busy fall!

Serenissima said...

I've been waiting to read THE DUFF ever since Janet Reid mentioned it on her blog. Also waiting for MOCKINGJAY of course, although I think that actually releases in August.

Great giveaway! Can't believe how much swag you collected!

Hardygirl said...

I'd have to say the DUFF. Totally!!

sf

Max said...

Nice photos I am anticipating duff as well since i heard so many good things about it lol since I saw it on debut authours list goodreads. I am really anticipating. paranormalcy, clock work angel , mocking jay and lost hero Rick riordan new camp halfblood series :d

ms. noxy said...

I can't wait to read Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. Sooo excited to read it. Weee!

Lisa Schroeder said...

Yay for the DUFF and for Kody, who seems so cool.

As for a book I'm excited about, I will say Stephanie Perkins' forthcoming ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS!!

Lisa and Laura said...

Holy crap, that is a LOT of books. Hmmm...fall books that I'm excited about....Nightshade City, Nightshade, Anna and the French Kiss, The Mockingbirds, The Duff, Mockingjay...Hmm...looks like it's going to be an expensive fall for me!

merbear95695 said...

Holy cow, I'm jealous!

I've been really looking forward to The Duff, but other than that, Mockingjay's at the top of my list (why? Um, because I'm totally on team Peeta :)

Frankie Diane Mallis said...

Totally The Duff!!!!!!! And Delirium and Mockingjay and Matched! OMG your stash is CRAZY! And Kody is adorable in person I got to hang out with her at Kidlit Night and I SERIOUSLY want a copy of The Duff now!

Elizabeth Briggs said...

Besides The DUFF, I most want to read Paranormalcy by Kiersten White.

Riv Re said...

For Fall? Definitely Beautiul Darkness. I'm dying slowly inside. I read the 1st book,Beautiful Creatures, and loved it. The authors write well and are very original :)

Sliding on the Edge said...

Great pictures. All look like you're having fun and meeting some fab people.

Bookaholic (Jessica) said...

For the fall I am really looking forward to Mockingjay. I had never read a series like Hunger Games and it blew me away. It's far from what I was used to reading but I couldn't put it down. I am so excited for this book and to see how it all ends.

Darlyn said...

wow..that is a LOT of books!i think my jaw just drop.i've waiting for beautiful darkness.i mean beautiful creatures has been my new obsession now.it's still grows over me LOL!

and DUFF will be great as well ;p

Precious said...

Woooow!! Beautiful haul!

Im really looking forward to Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick. I'm a big fan of Hush, Hush and I cant wait for the story to continue!

Christina Farley said...

DUFF sounds awesome! I must read it! Just one book I'm looking forward to? Wow. Can't do that. I'll have to say MOCKINGJAY and PARANORMALCY

Kelly said...

That sounds like an amazing time! I love all the pics!
How in the world did you get all those books home?!!! wow!
Thanks for sharing the wealth with your blogger buds!

Anya said...

OMG I'm still very jealous of that huuuge pile! Sooo many awesome books!

I defintely CANNOT WAIT for Nightshade by Andrea Cremer! First off the cover is GORGEOUS! And the book sounds great! I'm already in love with it...I've only read fantastic reviews and I really like to read about werewolves:)

Thanks for the contest I hope it's international:)

Anja_Kapllani@web.de

Alyson Noel said...

It was so great to finally meet you!! Such swag you collected--and you met the Ghost Hunters too?! Jealous!!

:)

Shawntelle Madison said...

What a great giveaway! The Duff is definitely a book on my list. I'm on the lookout for Mockingjay by Susanne Collins and The Scorch Trials by James Dashner.

PJ Hoover said...

You got a serious ton! I cleaned up pretty good, but you win!

JESSJORDAN said...

You and Joanna look like sisters, Kody is adorable, and I am crazy jealous of your loot. In fact, it's a good thing I don't know where you live, or it might go missing. :)

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I'm too late for this contest, but THE DUFF is the one I'm looking forward. Okay, it's actually tied with MOCKINGJAY. :)

Tess said...

I won't be jealous but I will say, WOWZA..that's some swag!!