Monday, May 15, 2006

DC Here We Come!
Angela Henry

This weekend my fellow Crime Sistah, Gammy Singer, and I will be in Washington, DC for Book Expo America. For those of you who are wondering just what the heck Book Expo America is, Book Expo America, according to the BEA website, is the largest book publishing event in the U.S. and attracts upwards of 30,000 booksellers, librarians, educators, publishers, and authors each year. BEA is an industry event. So, it's not open to the public. This will be my, as well as Gammy's, first time attending BEA and I'm pretty excited. Publishers come to BEA to promote their latest titles and there will be free, yes I said FREE, books galore being given away. I've also heard that there will be wall to wall parties and apparently nobody parties like book people. Gammy and I will be signing in the Sisters In Crime, not to be confused with the Crime Sistahs, booth #830 at 2pm on Saturday May 20th. If any of you reading this blog will be at BEA, please stop by to say hi and get a free book. Gammy and I would love to meet you. I'm sure we'll have lots to blog about next week and maybe even some pictures.

And speaking of books and publishing, below are some interesting book related deals that were posted on Publishers Marketplace last week. I've never read a single book by Zane, and I know opinions vary about her books. But wow! She's sure working it, isn't she? As for the last one, despite the off-putting title, sounds like it could be quite interesting.

FILM RIGHTS: Zane's ADDICTED, to Wayne Levin at Lionsgate, with Zane and partner Suzanne de Passe producing under de Passe/Zane Entertainment, by attorney Darrell Miller of Miller & Pliakas.

FICTION: Adrianne Byrd and Niobia Bryant, writing as Christian Williams and Meesha Mink's DESPERATE HOODWIVES, the story of four women struggling to escape a low-income housing project, to Cherise Davis at Touchstone Fireside, in a pre-empt, in a good deal, in a two-book deal, by Deidre Knight at The Knight Agency and Claudia Menza at the Menza Baron Agency (NA).


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