Friday, March 12, 2010

Buzzing on the Buzz Panels and a THANK YOU!!!

I am pleased to announce the BEA’s Buzz panels for this year. If you don’t know what the Buzz Panels are: BEA’s original and ultimate taste making event. Insightful and passionate, this intimate editorial exchange will provide you with an editor’s perspective on the Fall’s biggest potential breakout releases.

I need to acknowledge the brilliant and dedicated group that combed through the submissions to deliver two great panels. Their depth of knowledge and insight reminds me how lucky I am to have volunteers of this caliber pour their passion and knowledge into BEA, which help make it the great event it is for all of publishing.

Michael Cader, Maria Campbell, Mark Dressler, Brian DeFiore, Carol Fitzgerald, Richard Nash, Jeff Seroy, John Shableski, Talia Ross Sherer and Cevin Bryerman

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 - BEA Editors Buzz - 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Program Chair: John Freeman, American Editor, Granta

Editors: Chuck Adams, Executive Editor, Algonquin with Jonathan Evison’s WEST OF HERE; Susanna Porter, Executive Editor, Ballantine with Ann Fortier’s JULIET: A Novel; Mitzi Angel, Publisher, FSG with Ben Goldacre’s BAD SCIENCE; Judy Clain, Executive Editor, Little, Brown & Co. with Emma Donoghue’s ROOM; Nan Graham, Editor-in-Chief, Scribner with Siddhartha Mukherjee’s THE EMPEROR OF ALL MALADIES: A BIOGRAPHY OF CANCER; Cary Goldstein, Assoc. Publisher, Twelve with Benjamin Hale’s THE EVOLUTION OF BRUNO LITTLEMORE

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 - BEA (Young Adult) Editors Buzz - 2:00 – 3:15 pm

Editors: Julie Strauss-Gabel, Associate Publisher, Dutton Children’s Books with Ally Condie’s MATCHED; Jennifer Weis, Executive Editor, St. Marin’s Press with Rebecca Maizel’s INFINITE DAYS; Cindy Eagan, Editorial Dir., Poppy with Kody Keplinger’s THE DUFF; Farrin Jacobs, Executive Editor, Harper Teen with Sophie Jordan’s FIRELIGHT; Arthur Levine, VP & Editorial Dir., Arthur A. Levine Books with Erin Bow’s PLAIN KATE

Thank you to everyone that contributed to my participation in St. Baldrick's - I was able to raise $160.00 and take part in a wonderful event. Team Brent shaved 531 heads that day and raised (drum roll) over $500,000.00!!!! Below are photos with Josh, ME & my nephew John Michael McMillan baring our heads.

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