Ray Bradbury Takes a Bow at BEA
Greeted by long lines at the autographing tables, legendary author Ray Bradbury took a bow at Book Expo America and signed copies of his latest novel, Let's All Kill Constance, which will be released in mass market paperback in January, 2004, from Avon. Also autographing books and meeting fans were bestselling authors Dean Koontz, whose new thriller, Odd Thomas, is being published this month by Bantam Books, and Laurie King, whose newest mystery, Keeping Watch, also from Bantam Books, will be out in mass market paperback in February, 2004. Madhouse radio ringmaster Mancow Mueller paid tribute to Bradbury and talked about his own new book, Dad, Dames, Demons, and a Dwarf, from HarperCollins (June, 2003). First time novelist, Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez, whose Dirty Girls Social Club is a surprise bestseller from St. Martin's Press (May, 2003) talked about her tour, her fans, and her favorite authors. Also spotted on the convention floor was the most notorious hacker in U.S. history, Kevin Mitnick, hawking his new book, The Art of Deception (John Wiley & Sons, October, 2003) in mass market paperback. And former Congresswoman Patricia Schroeder, currently President and Chief Executive Officer of the Association of American Publishers (AAP), a national trade organization of the U.S. book publishing industry, was on hand to talk about the state of publishing in America.
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