Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Day-Job Doings

Much of my time lately has been consumed by my work for Fig Tree Books. It has been exceptionally busy, with lots of good things happening.

Among the latest goings-on: an announcement about the company’s expansion to new genres; the launch of Safekeeping, Jessamyn Hope’s gorgeous debut novel (pictured below at a local bookstore); and, ahem, the drafting and polishing of the latest Fig Tree newsletter, which should be out this week.

Safekeeping Shelfie (more…)

Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer


So, as many of you may recall, I spent a big chunk of last week at BookExpo America (BEA). As the show website notes, BEA is “the largest publishing event in North America,” providing “access to what’s new, what’s next, and everything exciting in the world of books.” This was not my first time attending the trade show, but it was the first time I participated as part of a publishing company that was exhibiting there. (more…)

Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer

Bound for #BEA15

Today, tomorrow,and Friday will find me focused on BookExpo America (BEA). I’ve attended this massive publishing event in the past, as a blogger/book reviewer interested in getting the early scoop on forthcoming titles and picking up as many galleys of said titles as I could carry. But this year, I’m attending as part of a publishing company. Which means that rather than roaming the conference floor, I’ll be spending a great deal of time beneath this banner at Booth 843A our booth which is most accurately/least confusingly described as “within the 800 aisle.”


And in my capacity as Media Editor for Fig Tree Books, I’ve written this blog post all about ways to connect with Fig Tree at the show–and about ways to have a “virtual BEA”–complete with galleys and author events–from afar. I hope that you enjoy it! (more…)