Monday, February 7, 2011

Back to Business Monday: VSITS TO INKWELL & VIKING

Viking is an imprint of the Penguin Group, along with Dutton, Dial, Razorbill, Philomel, Putnam, and many others.  Their offices are in the West Village, a lovely, quirky part of NYC.  It was a thrill to stop by before attending SCBWI's NY conference last month.

I must preface the rest of this post with an admission of failure: I FORGOT TO TAKE PICTURES OF ANYTHING.  Oh, I had my camera in my purse, battery charged and at the ready, but I forgot to take it out even once.  SORRY!

Still, the day was amazing from start to finish.  It began with a visit to my literary agency where I met my agent, Catherine, for the first time in person. Then, we headed downtown for a yummy lunch with my editor, Kendra, and the talented writer Katy Longshore (her YA historical fiction trilogy will be published by Viking starting next year).  Finally, Kendra and I walked by to her office where I had the pleasure of meeting so many wonderful people in editorial, sales, and marketing--and grabbed a pile of amazing arcs!.

The day was so overwhelming, so full, that I'm finding it rather difficult to find the words to describe it and WISH, WISH, WISH that I had a few pictures, since they say they're worth a thousand...

4 comments:

Katy Longshore said...

I can't believe I didn't get my camera out once, either! I wish we had taken one at lunch -- it was wonderful to meet you, too.

Stasia said...

Definitely would like to get going on the picture-snapping thing (honestly, though, I find it a bit embarassing asking to take pictures) because I've so enjoyed the snaps I've seen on other author blogs. The only picture I took the whole weekend was me & Ellen Hopkins!

Elana Johnson said...

Awesome! So glad you had a good time. I'm going to NYC in April, and I can't wait.

Stasia said...

Thanks, Elena. Are you going to BEA? BTW, you're totally rocking the pink hair!