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April 25th, 2011 by Lisa Renee Jones
Font "StephanieMarieJF" was not found.Welcome Barbara Vey

…for a fun interview and a huge party filled with prizes!



WINNERS!
Thanks so much to everyone who entered. After going through the comments and plugging them into Random.org, here are the winners. Please email me at jennifer@jenniferhaymore.com with your top prize choices listed and your snail mail address, and please put “BARBARA VEY WINNER” and your comment # in the subject line! I’ll try to accommodate everyone in the order that I hear from you!
#85 – Chelsea B. ~ Winner of Dangerous Highlander
#58 – Jeanette ~ Winner of the Blaze Hotzone Trilogy
#60 – Laura K. ~ Winner of Eternal Flame
#12 – CrystalGB ~ Winner of Historical Romance Basket
#26 – Raonaid L. ~ Winner of Highland Surrender
#94 – Kaz
#69 – Toni S. ~ Winner of A Season of Seduction
#71 – Ashley A. ~ Winner of The Lost
#7 – Rebecca C.
#83 – Bev ~ Winner of I’ll Be Slaying You

I’ll post the prizes taken as the above winners claim them! Remember, every comment puts you in the running to win an e-reader, which will be awarded at the end of our party!
~Jennifer


Today we welcome Barbara Vey from Publishers Weekly, and we are celebrating BIG. There will be tons of winners and every comment is a chance to win. Drawing will be Tuesday at midnight. Prizes include:

  • Dangerous Highlander by Donna Grant (signed)
  • Sins of the Flesh by Caridad Pineiro (signed)
  • Stronger than Sin by Caridad Pineiro (signed)
  • ARC of The Lost by Caridad Pineiro (signed)
  • Blaze Hotzone Trilogy by Lisa Renee Jones (signed)
  • Eternal Flame by Cynthia Eden (signed)
  • I’ll be Slaying You by Cynthia Eden (signed)
  • Immortal Danger by Cynthia Eden (signed)
  • A Season of Seduction by Jennifer Haymore (signed)
  • Highland Surrender by Dawn Halliday (signed)
  • And a “Romantic” Historical Romance Prize Basket, including the following:
    • -Desire Me by Robyn DeHart (signed)
      -ARC of The Devil in Disguise by Stefanie Sloane

      -How to Woo a Reluctant Lady by Sabrina Jeffries

      -The Sins of Lord Easterbrook by Madeline Hunter (signed)

      -A Season of Seduction by Jennifer Haymore (signed)

      -Highland Surrender by Dawn Halliday (signed)
      -A Jennifer Haymore tote
      -& an assortment of body butters from
      Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works

Now onward to the fun with Barbara!

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FabioandBarbaraVey

Hi, Barbara, and thank you for being here today!

You’ve been with Publishers Weekly for four years. I read a fun story about how you ended up there (HERE to keep you from having to retell the story). How has your role at Publishers Weekly changed your life?

I used to be able to read a book a day, but now I spend a lot more time online answering emails, social networking and reading book related items.  I also get to travel all over meeting authors, readers and other people involved in the publishing industry.


Has seeing inside the publishing industry changed your perceptions or expectations as a reader?

Yes, both good and bad.  Before I would read the books, enjoy the stories and anxiously await the next book in the series.  Now it’s like seeing the man behind the curtain.  There’s so much more to the whole process than I realized.  I hear the agony of those who lose publishing contracts, problems with agents, editors and publishers.  Readers really don’t want to know all that stuff.


On the positive side, each time I pick up a book I know how much went into it, so I appreciate it from that angle and when an author hits a list I get excited for them.  When they sell their first book I want to celebrate with them because I know how difficult this business can be.


What has you excited right now in this new era of publishing? These four years have certainly been prime years of change!

Actually, right at this moment the most exciting thing is the explosion of YA books.  I have just set up several book clubs at the local middle and high schools.  Several students are now reading the books I took there so they can write about them for my blog.  In addition, I’ve already lined up several YA authors to come and speak at the school.


My theory is to get the kids hooked on books when they’re young so it becomes a very natural thing to buy books when they are adults.  What do they say, after you do something 3 times it becomes a habit.  Let’s make reading a good habit!

How in the world did you end up interviewing Richard Dean Anderson and what was that like? And have you had other star encounters?




When I was at ComicCon in San Diego a few years ago, I was invited to a Red Carpet event aboard the USS Midway where they were screening a new Stargate movie.  They tell you where to stand and I was toward the end of the carpet so by the time Richard got to us we were told only one more question.  The rules were “Only questions about Stargate and no touching the talent.”


Well, since I was never a very good rule follower, I told him I loved him in The Simpsons and he loved it as you can see on the video.  And he came over and gave me a hug.  Afterward, the rest of the cast came over and hugged me which you can see on separate videos (Ben Browder and Christopher Judge).  I’ve also interview Dakota Fanning, Chris Evans, the casts of Fringe, Burn Notice and Psych.

I was one of 20 journalists allowed to interview Joss Whedon and the only woman invited to interview Stan Lee.  At RT in LA, I did a video with Howard Gordon (executive producer of “24” and “The X-Files”) and since he was filming a pilot for a new series for NBC he asked if I wanted to watch.  I got to stand behind the director, watch the monitors and listen on headphones.  It was so exciting.  Then I met the actors, Jason Isaacs (Lucius Malfoy from Harry Potter) and Wilmer Valderrama (Fes from “That 70’s Show”).  I did a video and got my picture taken with them.


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Here is Barbara with Matt Bomer

MattBomer

And with Mr. Romance himself!

MrRomanceatRT

Lucky lady! Sigh…..

Now — back to the interview :)

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How do you pick a new author and do you have any tips for readers who are trying to decide if a new author is worthy of a read with so many choices out there?

A lot of times I pick a new author through the recommendation of others.  Sometimes, if I meet an author at an event and they impress me I’ll read their book and sometimes I look for a newly published author because I like to be surprised and there are some gems out there.  I’m also big on covers.  If one really gets my attention, I have to pick it up.


I tell readers to enjoy the authors they like, but then pick someone they’ve never read or a genre they’ve never tried.  Almost 100% of the time, the readers are shocked to learn that they liked paranormal or historical but they were afraid to try something new.

Visit Barbara at these links for more romance book chat and great insights and fun:
Twitter
The Publishers Weekly website




Let the questions and comments begin with the chance to win prizes!

317 comments to “Welcome Barbara Vey”

  1. Jane
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    · April 25th, 2011 at 2:15 am · Link

    Hi Barbara,
    I really love the pic of your and Matt Bomer. Do you still get starstruck when you meet all these authors and other celebrities?



    • Barbara Vey
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      · April 25th, 2011 at 6:26 am · Link

      Hi Jane,

      I’m totally fan girl whether it’s movie stars or authors I’ve read for years. As you can tell from the Richard Dean Anderson video, I can hardly get my question out because I’m stammering in his presence. :oops:



  2. Mary Preston
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    · April 25th, 2011 at 3:30 am · Link

    It’s a tough job but someone has to do it!!! I am so envious. I would be all of a fluster & make the biggest gaffes. Have you ever & are you game to admit it or share?



    • Barbara Vey
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      · April 25th, 2011 at 6:30 am · Link

      I have done so many dumb things. When I was getting out of the elevator at Thrillerfest, David Baldacci was getting on, so I just walked backwards onto the elevator again. He must have thought I was crazy. I rode all the way up to his floor and asked him to do a video with me and he said yes. And believe me, there’s lots more stories, but very little embarrasses me anymore. ;-)



  3. Michele
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    · April 25th, 2011 at 7:19 am · Link

    Good morning Barbara :smile:

    Loved the post, very interesting to get a glimpse of the inside. You talk about tips to find new authors, who is a new author you discovered and what drew you to their story?



    • Barbara Vey
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      · April 25th, 2011 at 7:26 am · Link

      I recently discovered 2 “new to me” authors. A friend recommended Joanna Bourne’s “Spymaster’s Lady” and when I said I didn’t have time to read it, she mailed it to me and demanded I read it. I loved it! At RT I got to meet Joanna and she’s wonderful. I know I’ll be reading all her books now.

      I kept seeing on Twitter that The Iron Duke by Meljean Brooks was the book to read and when I received it I thought the cover was intriguing. My very first steampunk and I was hooked. Can’t wait for the next.

      So, I’d say for new authors, recommendations are the number 1 way I choose books with the cover coming in a close second.



      • Debra H
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        · April 25th, 2011 at 11:53 am · Link

        Great blog and great adventures! I think it’s awesome that you have the opportunity to meet so many authors and actors. I agree with you that most of the books I read are usually by recommendations. The Iron Duke by Meljean Brooks was a recommendation on a blog and it was also my first steampunk. I loved it and look forward to reading more. I’m amazed how many blog are out there. I can barely keep up with my many emails. Thanks for keeping Friends from “Beyond her Book” Party on facebook informed!

        deb ;0)



      • donnas
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        · April 25th, 2011 at 3:15 pm · Link

        I totally agree with recommendations. I find most of my new to me authors that way and its great.



  4. Michelle Bledsoe
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    · April 25th, 2011 at 7:54 am · Link

    Hi Barbara.
    First I have to say I am so jealous of you getting to talk to Richard Dean Anderson. I am a big fan of the Stargate franchise. Also I have to thank you.Because of your recommendations I have found a few new authors that I love. Thank you so much for being here today.
    Hugs and Kisses :smile:
    MichelleB



    • Barbara Vey
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      · April 25th, 2011 at 8:43 am · Link

      Hi Michelle,

      I’m glad you could discover some new authors. There are so many wonderful books out there. Keep reading.



  5. Aemelia
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    · April 25th, 2011 at 8:04 am · Link

    What an awesome job! Your a lucky gal to get paid doing what you love.



    • Barbara Vey
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      · April 25th, 2011 at 8:44 am · Link

      Hi Amelia,

      I know how blessed I am to have fallen into this great job. I’m just happy I get to share my passion for books with others.



  6. leanne
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    · April 25th, 2011 at 8:19 am · Link

    Great interview and the give away is amazing! I enjoy your interviews so much Barbara and the video was so cool.
    leanne_gag[AT]hotmail[DOT]com



    • Barbara Vey
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      · April 25th, 2011 at 8:45 am · Link

      It is so cool of these authors to offer up such amazing prizes. Anyone who wins today will get a terrific read and will hopefully share it with others.



  7. Rebecca C
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    · April 25th, 2011 at 8:23 am · Link

    Hey Barbara, followed you over here from our facebook after party. :) I love reading and am thankful for all the hard work that everyone in the industry puts in for us, the reader. What do you consider the hardest part of your job?



    • Barbara Vey
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      · April 25th, 2011 at 8:48 am · Link

      The hardest part of my job is saying no to authors who want me to read their book. There just is no way for me to read everything that is published. I try to get as many books as possible into my blog with my WW Ladies Book Club and I read every moment I have, but I still feel like I hardly put a dent in my TBR pile.



  8. StacieDM
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    · April 25th, 2011 at 8:23 am · Link

    Oh my goodness Barbara! I am green with envy. LOL! I would probably lose my ability to speak if I was around gorgeous men, not to mention famous celebrities. Good for you!

    user1123 AT comcast DOT net



    • Barbara Vey
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      · April 25th, 2011 at 8:48 am · Link

      Thanks for stopping by and good luck in winning one of the many prizes offered today!



  9. Desiree Holt
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    · April 25th, 2011 at 8:33 am · Link

    Hi Barbara, You do so very much for us authors. I think you’re our lucky icon. Your anniversary party was the best and I loved, loved, loved seeing you at RT.



    • Barbara Vey
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      · April 25th, 2011 at 8:49 am · Link

      Desiree, the bash was a blast and it was wonderful seeing you at RT. Congratulations again on your 100th book published!



      • donnas
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        · April 25th, 2011 at 3:16 pm · Link

        Oh wow, congrats 100 books published, how cool.



    • Chelsea B.
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      · April 25th, 2011 at 9:01 pm · Link

      Wow, 100 books…. Congrats! As in, BIG CONGRATS!! :razz:



  10. Kristen Painter
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    · April 25th, 2011 at 8:50 am · Link

    You’re such a rockstar, Barbara. :mrgreen:



    • Barbara Vey
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      · April 25th, 2011 at 8:52 am · Link

      I am having the time of my life! Here’s to many more adventures I can share with everyone.



  11. Karin Tillotson
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    · April 25th, 2011 at 9:01 am · Link

    I enjoyed your Cinderella story. I have met new authors through winning books. If I really enjoy the book, I try to write and tell the author. If I see glaring errors I also try to warn the author. Those authors who reply are my favorites and I read anything – even YA. I started reading every book our daughter read and now she sends me books that she thinks I should try.



    • Barbara Vey
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      · April 25th, 2011 at 9:07 am · Link

      I’ve always emailed authors after reading their books and you’re right, I too find that I feel a special bond with those who emailed back.

      You’re very fortunate to be able to enjoy books with your daughter. Books are the gift that keep on giving.



  12. CrystalGB
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    · April 25th, 2011 at 9:06 am · Link

    Hi Barbara. Great to see you here. I loved your interview and photos.



    • Barbara Vey
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      · April 25th, 2011 at 9:09 am · Link

      Hi, I’m glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for stopping by. :smile:



  13. Ren Puspita
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    · April 25th, 2011 at 9:16 am · Link

    Hi Barbara :smile:
    Thanks for stopping by, and I’m envy with you pic and Matt Bomer. I want to ask, what the fun and thoughest part when you in Publisher Weekly? And how to become a good reviewer?
    Thanks :grin:



    • Barbara Vey
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      · April 25th, 2011 at 9:36 am · Link

      The most fun for me is traveling to conventions and speaking to writer groups. There’s so much to learn from everyone I meet. The hardest part sometimes is coming up with an interesting blog. Some days I’m just blank.

      I’ve never done a book review. On my blog we just write blurbs about what the book is about and then I like to say what I found interesting in the book. I think the key is to be positive, focus only on the book and not to personally attack the author.



  14. blodeuedd
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    · April 25th, 2011 at 9:22 am · Link

    You met MacGyver :D I am in awe now



    • Barbara Vey
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      · April 25th, 2011 at 9:36 am · Link

      And he hugged me! Don’t forget that! :mrgreen:



  15. Minna
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    · April 25th, 2011 at 9:32 am · Link

    What a great post!Loved the interview, too.



    • Barbara Vey
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      · April 25th, 2011 at 9:37 am · Link

      Thanks. It’s great being here and I’m happy to answer all questions.



  16. JeanP
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    · April 25th, 2011 at 9:38 am · Link

    Wow, you got to meet Richard Dean Anderson, how cool is that. Loved reading your interview.



    • Barbara Vey
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      · April 25th, 2011 at 9:42 am · Link

      I have to say that Richard Dean Anderson is amazingly nice. He’s handsome, charming, talented and oh, so hot. ;-)



  17. Joice
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    · April 25th, 2011 at 9:43 am · Link

    Lucky you….finding a job you love and meeting kewl peeps…



    • Barbara Vey
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      · April 25th, 2011 at 10:03 am · Link

      I am truly blessed and I know it!



  18. Caridad Pineiro
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    · April 25th, 2011 at 9:48 am · Link

    Great post, Barbara. Thank you so much for dropping by today and for all that you do for us!



    • Barbara Vey
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      · April 25th, 2011 at 10:04 am · Link

      Thanks for having me here and all the great prizes you are offering the readers. It’s always a treat to win a book.



  19. Chelsea Rafferty
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    · April 25th, 2011 at 10:05 am · Link

    Hi Barbara! As always I love stalking your interviews, I think its nice that even though you’ve given several I still find something new during each one. I especially like how you walked backwards “back” on the elevator lol ;) And since we are allowed to ask questions I’m going to ask one too! :D Do you think that if you like an author we should email the author and let them know or do you think some authors get too much fan mail as it is? I always feel like I’ll “get” in the way and bug some of these great authors and I don’t want to harass them and sometimes I think I’m afraid to admit just how much I “love” to live in the worlds they’ve created *cough*

    Anyways, I’m sure I’ll come up with more questions during the day ;) Have some last minute homework so I’ll be on/off :D



    • Barbara Vey
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      · April 25th, 2011 at 10:35 am · Link

      Hi Chelsea, most of the authors I’ve talked to have said how much they like hearing from their readers. It’s always nice to know how much your work is appreciated. So feel free to let an author know how much you’ve enjoyed their book.



      • Chelsea Rafferty
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        · April 25th, 2011 at 1:34 pm · Link

        Thanks Barbara! I heard that from Leiha Mann recently and she said Karen sent her an embarrassing email she wrote her a long time ago (as a fan I believe). So I think since I’m taking the summer off to look for a job and take a break from school I’ll have to email all my favorite authors and let them know how very much I appreciate their work :)



      • donnas
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        · April 25th, 2011 at 3:26 pm · Link

        That is great to hear. I think a lot of readers are afraid to bother their favorite authors by emailing. Kind of a issue with everyone being almost more available to find now with email, twitter, etc.



  20. Jan Terry
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    · April 25th, 2011 at 10:06 am · Link

    Hi Barbara – Wow, what an intriguing career you’ve created! Thank you for sharing a glimpse of the other side of book reading.



    • Barbara Vey
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      · April 25th, 2011 at 10:36 am · Link

      I’m proud to be a reader and grateful to all the authors who work so hard to put books out there…just for me. ;-)



  21. Ju Dimello
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    · April 25th, 2011 at 10:39 am · Link

    Happy Easter Barbara!

    I really had fun at my first blog party ever and I should thank you for the great experience!

    Awesome pics and loved the video :) I would’ve probably sat in a corner, not daring to open my mouth to anyone ;) Gorgeous guys and I might’ve just swooned.. LOL. You’re one brave lady! :)

    And count me in for the giveaway.. (did I say I’m awed at the collection of books)…

    judimello@gmail.com



    • Barbara Vey
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      · April 25th, 2011 at 10:43 am · Link

      Ju, glad you enjoyed the bash and wait til you see what’s in store for the 5 year anniversary next year. Good luck on winning today!



      • Chelsea Rafferty
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        · April 25th, 2011 at 1:35 pm · Link

        I’m almost afraid to ask what devious plans you have planned for the Bash party during Year 5. I have a feeling it’s going to be even crazier than it was my first bash… God, I just love chaotic atmospheres. It’s going to be GREAT!



  22. tammy ramey
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    · April 25th, 2011 at 10:55 am · Link

    Hi Barbara,
    I was wondering who you felt was the most interesting person you ever interview was and why?



    • Barbara Vey
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      · April 25th, 2011 at 11:10 am · Link

      There really are quite a few, but I guess I’d have to say Joss Whedon. That man is so creative. He always has a new idea that seems off the beaten track.

      Then there’s Stan Lee, creator of Spiderman and more. The empire he’s built over the years is amazing.



  23. Cynthia Eden
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    · April 25th, 2011 at 11:06 am · Link

    Hi, Barbara! Thanks so much for being here today! I love that you’re starting YA book clubs in middle schools and high schools. I would love to see more kids get into the great habit of reading! :-)



    • Barbara Vey
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      · April 25th, 2011 at 11:11 am · Link

      I can’t wait to get the YA program rolling. I meet with the teachers right after spring break and already have several YA authors lined up to come and talk to the kids. I want to have lots of books in their hands before they go off into summer vacation.



      • donnas
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        · April 25th, 2011 at 3:27 pm · Link

        That really is an great idea. So glad to see someone trying to get it started.



  24. Melissa
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    · April 25th, 2011 at 11:22 am · Link

    Hi, Barbara! Wonderful blog ~ you’re such a doll! I love, love that you’re such a big advocate of reading ~ and getting the young to read! I’m a true believer in that, and it thrills me when I read on your blog all that you’re doing.
    And you make the romances I love all that much more fun!!
    Hugs ~~



    • Barbara Vey
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      · April 25th, 2011 at 11:49 am · Link

      Thanks for stopping by and yes, Romance Rocks!!



  25. Clarissa Pereira
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    · April 25th, 2011 at 11:24 am · Link

    I need to scream a little bit coz you got to meet Matt Bomer.
    EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Glad to have that out of my system. :D :D

    claroxide@yahoo.co.in



    • Barbara Vey
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      · April 25th, 2011 at 11:50 am · Link

      And let me just say he is even hotter in person. :mrgreen:



  26. Raonaid Luckwell
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    · April 25th, 2011 at 11:35 am · Link

    This year I’ve been trying to pick up more new to me authors. One of the newest ones I read this year and have been enhaling is Nalini Singh. I can’t believe I hadn’t picked her up way before this.

    I wish someone would do that around here. My ten year old has been hounding me and the hubby to get him a ereader but I am not sure if any such authors offer ebooks for his age.



    • Barbara Vey
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      · April 25th, 2011 at 12:00 pm · Link

      My 10 year old grandson has been raving about the John Flanagan Ranger Apprentice series. He also likes Rick Riordan and Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Chronicles of Nick series. You’d be surprised how much is out there.



      • Raonaid Luckwell
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        · April 25th, 2011 at 1:33 pm · Link

        Wow! I’ll have to write those down. Actually I was asking some of my menyon friends what they felt was a good age group to start The Chronicles of Nick.

        My hubby told me to just let him read it and go from there. That is what he is reading right now. Now I don’t feel that bad for letting him read it.

        I bought him the first book The Lightning Thief, and it didn’t hold his interest though he LOVED the movie



  27. Julie
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    · April 25th, 2011 at 11:36 am · Link

    Excuse me while I squeal quietly over your celebrity interviews. It must be like a dream come true! Thanks for sharing your experiences (and for the wonderful pictures :3).



    • Barbara Vey
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      · April 25th, 2011 at 12:01 pm · Link

      Julie, believe me, it’s very hard sometimes to pretend to be cool and collected when meeting some of these people.



  28. Michelle Bourassa
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    · April 25th, 2011 at 11:37 am · Link

    Hi Barbara. Lucky you :D hugged by Richard Dean Anderson. And as I was watching I was OOOH she’s wearing an Acheron lanyard, nice LOL.

    I was wondering, what’s the most difficult interview you’ve ever done? I can tell one of the perks of your job (hugs from Fabio & RDA ;-) ) but what’s the hardest part of your job?



    • Barbara Vey
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      · April 25th, 2011 at 12:04 pm · Link

      The most difficult was Rita Moreno. She just wanted me to take a quick picture and leave. lol

      The most difficult is telling authors I don’t have time to read their book because of sheer number of books I receive.



      • Michelle Bourassa
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        · April 25th, 2011 at 1:20 pm · Link

        That would be difficult, especially if they offer you copies to read. You’d probably have no time for anything else. I know just being in the bookstore I want to read them all, so saying no to an author might almost be impossible.



      • Chelsea Rafferty
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        · April 25th, 2011 at 1:38 pm · Link

        Barbara, feel free to throw those authors my way! *grins* I know your super busy but I remember reading that you used to read a “book” a day and right now I’m at that stage where I’ve been reading a book a day. I just can’t get enough. So tell them to hunt me down *grins* XD



  29. Lindsey Hutchison
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    · April 25th, 2011 at 11:38 am · Link

    hi Barbara thanks for being here im so envious and jealous of what you do. Its amazing really. When you got into this job did you know its what you wanted to do? is this the job you went after cause its something you knew you loved opposed to just a job to pay the bills and live?



    • Barbara Vey
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      · April 25th, 2011 at 12:06 pm · Link

      If you have time, read the blog I did for Seekerville because I talk about how I got the job there. I got into this job by accident and I do it for fun.



      • donnas
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        · April 25th, 2011 at 3:31 pm · Link

        Seekerville was a great blog event. Anyone that missed it should totally check it out.



      • Lindsey Hutchison
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        · April 25th, 2011 at 8:53 pm · Link

        i will def hunt that blog down to see that article. in this last year i have begun to see how much authors interact with us readers and i love that they talk back to us even as far as joking and what not. so i have made it a point to find all my favs on fb and even newer ones that i just started reading.



      • Lindsey Hutchison
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        · April 25th, 2011 at 8:56 pm · Link

        one more question if someone wanted to do what you would do what would be your advice to them?



  30. Jennifer Haymore
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    · April 25th, 2011 at 11:43 am · Link

    Hi Barbara! Thanks so very much for stopping by and visiting us today!

    It’s great to hear about your efforts in promoting YA–I am a huge YA fan (And it’s my dream to someday write it….partially because I’d love to be able to write something my kids can actually read :oops: and partially because turning kids on to the wonder of books is something that’s really important to me!).



    • Barbara Vey
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      · April 25th, 2011 at 12:09 pm · Link

      I think it’s very noble to want to write something your children can enjoy. There’s some great YA stuff out there.



  31. mariska
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    · April 25th, 2011 at 11:43 am · Link

    Hi Barbara,
    Your advise about try a new genre it’s true. I mean I’ve never thought that The Iron Duke and Across the Universe could make me hook with new genres :)



    • Barbara Vey
      Comment
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      · April 25th, 2011 at 12:10 pm · Link

      The Iron Duke was my first Steampunk and I didn’t think I’d like it, but I’m hooked too.



  32. Jackie Rod
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    · April 25th, 2011 at 11:44 am · Link

    Barbara, you have a dream job–meeting all those dreamy celebs. You are a celeb yourself!! Looking forward to seeing you at GRW in May.



    • Barbara Vey
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      · April 25th, 2011 at 12:11 pm · Link

      I love visiting the Atlanta group and look forward to seeing you there.



  33. Anne
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    · April 25th, 2011 at 11:47 am · Link

    I sometimes think I would love to be in the publishing business cause I love to read so much, but it’s probably like any other business, when you see behind the closed doors, the glitter dulls. (Except when you can meet and get hugs from celebs!)

    acm05atjuno.com



    • Barbara Vey
      Comment
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      · April 25th, 2011 at 12:13 pm · Link

      It is hard to look behind that curtain, but I’ve got to say that publishing still seems pretty magical to me.



      • Chelsea Rafferty
        Comment
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        · April 25th, 2011 at 1:42 pm · Link

        Anne, I feel just like you! I’m actually going for my Business degree and I would really love to open up my own publishing company because I adore reading and I know there are so many authors out there who haven’t been published because it seems like a cutthroat business…. I think I read somewhere that J.K. Rowling got rejected numerous times before someone took them on.. I know if I had rejected that I’d be crying ;) I’ve decided if I can’t open my own publishing company or work for one (since most are what.. in New York?) that I’m going to try to get a job in a bookstore and hopefully work my way up from there! :D



  34. Viki S.
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    · April 25th, 2011 at 11:57 am · Link

    Hi Barbara – WOW Richard Dean Anderson. That man taught me how to use duct tape when I was a teenager lusting after him as MacGyver ;). How incredible that you get to meet all these people.
    You mentioned that you used to be able to read a book a day. I wish I could. Are you a speed reader? Because I want to read everything I’ve actually considered taking a class in speed reading but then I feel I’ll miss some of the joy of reading if I do that.



    • Barbara Vey
      Comment
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      · April 25th, 2011 at 12:14 pm · Link

      No, I’m not a speed reader. lol

      I just love to read, so I’d do that rather than clean my house, do my dishes or the laundry. ;-)



      • Chelsea Rafferty
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        · April 25th, 2011 at 1:45 pm · Link

        *snorts* I second that ;) I read about a book a day too and I don’t speed read.. but like Barbara I’ll forget to do homework, do the laundry, clean the dishes, etc etc… so my house looks like a bomb went off.. but I get to read and that makes it worth it :D



  35. Maria D.
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    · April 25th, 2011 at 12:01 pm · Link

    Hi Barbara – I’m really surprised by the surge in YA books lately and in how popular they are with adults. What do you think will be the next hot trend in reading? Any new sub-genre’s that you think will really take off in the near future?

    I’m so jealous that you got to meet Jason Isaacs….I’ve loved most of his movies and find it hillarious that he’s Lucius Malfoy…lol



    • Barbara Vey
      Comment
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      · April 25th, 2011 at 12:17 pm · Link

      I wish I had a crystal ball where I could tell you what the next craze will be, but really I think it just comes down to a really good story. That’s why I try to read a little bit of everything.

      When I was watching Jason Isaacs film a tv series on the set, he was a real practical joker tossing little spitballs in the assistant director’s hair.



  36. Leagh C
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    · April 25th, 2011 at 12:01 pm · Link

    Wow Barbara…what an experience. How was it like to stand next to Mr Romance and all those famous people. I would be the one in the corner with my jaw on the floor, completely star struck, lol. I imagine you had an amazing time…thanks for sharing your experience with us :)



    • Barbara Vey
      Comment
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      · April 25th, 2011 at 12:20 pm · Link

      I’m a total fangirl and my motto now is to take advantage of any opportunity that comes my way. Life is way too short to sweat the small stuff.



  37. Debra H
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    · April 25th, 2011 at 12:13 pm · Link

    Hi Barbara!

    I really had fun at my first blog party this year. I find It such a challenge for me to keep up with my emails let alone follow multiple blogs. I don’t know how you and others do it. I want to thank you and everyone for keeping Friends from “Beyond her Book” Party on Facebook informed of upcoming blogs and amazing giveaways!

    I applaud you on setting up several book clubs at the local middle and high schools. What are your favorite series or YA book that you would recommend? I’m currently a fan of Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Chronicles of Nick series.

    Again great blog and sharing your adventures! I think it’s awesome that you have the opportunity to meet, take photos/videos and interviews with so many celebrities and authors. I tend to just drool and look like a fool when I see someone famous.

    I agree with you that most of the books I read are usually by recommendations. The Iron Duke by Meljean Brooks was recommended on a blog and it was also my first steampunk. I loved it and look forward to reading more. Hope everyone has a great day and thanks again for keeping us readers posted.

    deb ;0)



    • Barbara Vey
      Comment
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      · April 25th, 2011 at 12:28 pm · Link

      To tell the truth I don’t read a lot of YA books except for Harry Potter. That’s why I’m cultivating YA readers to read and write about the books for me.

      I know a lot of adults who read YA books and I think it’s great that it creates a bond between the adult and YA readers.



  38. Dina
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    · April 25th, 2011 at 12:18 pm · Link

    :grin: Hi Barabra, you are a celeb in your own right. Some day I want to go to a convention and hang out with you to get close to these great actors and authors. ;-)



    • Barbara Vey
      Comment
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      · April 25th, 2011 at 3:09 pm · Link

      Anytime, I love catching up with people at conferences.



  39. Wendy Tranah
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    · April 25th, 2011 at 12:20 pm · Link

    Your lucky to have a job you love and meet all these authors.Is this what you alway wanted to do, you look and sound very happy.



    • Barbara Vey
      Comment
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      · April 25th, 2011 at 12:31 pm · Link

      I had no idea I would be doing anything like this at this point in my life. I worked over 25 years in the insurance industry, so now I’m having the time of my life.



  40. Nathan Barker
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    · April 25th, 2011 at 12:21 pm · Link

    Great interview Barbara!



    • Barbara Vey
      Comment
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      · April 25th, 2011 at 12:32 pm · Link

      Thanks for stopping by Nathan.



  41. Wendy G
    Comment
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    · April 25th, 2011 at 12:29 pm · Link

    I re-discovered my love of reading last year after dabbling here and there over the years. It was a friend with a kindle who opened my eyes to kindle and the BDB. That was May. Since then I have read close to 150 books and I have to tell you that I am hooked. How wonderful it is for you to get paid for your passion.



    • Barbara Vey
      Comment
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      · April 25th, 2011 at 12:34 pm · Link

      I always felt that reading wonderful stories was payment enough. The rest is just icing on the cake.



  42. Mel K.
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    · April 25th, 2011 at 12:32 pm · Link

    Hi Barbara,
    I enjoyed your interview. Do tell…when you’re walking past the romance section in a bookstore and someone says ‘smut’ how do you respond? Thanks. :grin:



    • Barbara Vey
      Comment
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      · April 25th, 2011 at 12:36 pm · Link

      Luckily I’ve never had that happen. Usually when I go past the romance section someone is perusing the shelves of books. I always stop and ask what they like to read and end up recommending authors. I can’t seem to help myself. :smile:



      • Mel K.
        Comment
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        · April 25th, 2011 at 1:30 pm · Link

        I do the same, Barbara. I
        enjoy talking about books with other people. When someone says ‘smut’ though I get so mad! I try to list off facts and figures but then I think what’s the point? They aren’t going to listen or read romance anyway.



  43. Miranda
    Comment
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    · April 25th, 2011 at 12:35 pm · Link

    Hi Barbara!! What an exciting life you lead :) I pick new authors based on reviews, the synopsis, and friend recommendations. I went to RAW last year and met so many new and amazing authors from genres that I would have overlooked before such as Historical. Its so true that everyone should step outside of their genre box once in awhile it can be quite surprising in such a good way. I can now say that I’m becoming such a fan of historicals :)

    Wow when I was a child Richard Dean Anderson was my hero, MacGuyver *sigh*



    • Barbara Vey
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      · April 25th, 2011 at 12:38 pm · Link

      I love historicals and it’s even fun when they mix genres like time travel historical and paranormal historical.



      • Miranda
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        · April 25th, 2011 at 12:46 pm · Link

        Yes definitely I read one that was time travel and really liked it and its killing me that I can’t think of the authors name right now, I swear the closer it gets to my birthday the more memory I lose!



      • Chelsea Rafferty
        Comment
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        · April 25th, 2011 at 1:48 pm · Link

        Miranda, maybe it was Karen Marie Moning’s “Highlander” series? they do a lot of time traveling + its paranormal :D That’s the only one I can think of off the top of my head :)



  44. Donna A
    Comment
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    · April 25th, 2011 at 12:44 pm · Link

    Barbara I have to admit I too am jealous of all the good looking guys you seem to be hanging out with. As a reader I too am grateful for all you do for authors as it makes my escape time all that much more enjoyable.



    • Barbara Vey
      Comment
      44.1
      · April 25th, 2011 at 12:49 pm · Link

      I love that you use the word escape. I too love to escape into the romance books. It’s nice to leave reality to visit amazing places with great characters.



      • donnas
        Comment
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        · April 25th, 2011 at 3:51 pm · Link

        It really is. I use reading as my escape, my me time where I can relax into a new world and not worry about the problems and issues in RL for just a little while each night.



  45. deelynn
    Comment
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    · April 25th, 2011 at 12:51 pm · Link

    another great interview, keep them coming…I’d love to stay and chat all day, however life calls and I must answer…I’ll try to stop by later.



    • Barbara Vey
      Comment
      45.1
      · April 25th, 2011 at 12:54 pm · Link

      DeeLynn, thanks for stopping by. Hope you have time to check the terrific authors here.



  46. Sheila Schwartz
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    · April 25th, 2011 at 1:02 pm · Link

    Wow!!! New Books, great recommendations AND Richard Dean Anderson!!! You rock girl!!!



    • Barbara Vey
      Comment
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      · April 25th, 2011 at 1:11 pm · Link

      Thanks Sheila! Nice of you to stop by.



  47. ClaudiaGC
    Comment
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    · April 25th, 2011 at 1:30 pm · Link

    All my questions have already been asked above, so I’m settling for praising your setting up so many book clubs at schools! :) That’s such a brilliant idea! Children can never start to early to read and reading is always educational no matter what one is reading. I myself have learned quite a few things while reading romance books. So, keep this fabulous work up!



    • Barbara Vey
      Comment
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      · April 25th, 2011 at 1:39 pm · Link

      Thanks so much for the kind words and stopping by today.



  48. Joder
    Comment
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    · April 25th, 2011 at 1:30 pm · Link

    You’ve had an amazing career and I wish I could have done half of what you’ve experienced. Is there anything you haven’t done yet that you’d love to accomplish.



    • Barbara Vey
      Comment
      48.1
      · April 25th, 2011 at 1:39 pm · Link

      I would love to be on TV interviewing authors. I’ve written to Oprah, but I haven’t heard anything back yet.



  49. runner10
    Comment
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    · April 25th, 2011 at 1:49 pm · Link

    Great post, Barbara. You are leading me to some great new sites.



    • Barbara Vey
      Comment
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      · April 25th, 2011 at 3:19 pm · Link

      Thanks for stopping by and saying hi.



  50. Kerry P
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    · April 25th, 2011 at 1:51 pm · Link

    Hi Barbara,
    Wonderful interview, thank you!
    I am glad to hear about more YA authors, as a Mom to a couple of tweens it’s nice to see there will be more available for them to enjoy. As a bookaholic, I love the technology we have available to us today. I get to keep up with my favorite author’s blogs & FB pages and through these find new authors to enjoy.



    • Barbara Vey
      Comment
      50.1
      · April 25th, 2011 at 3:10 pm · Link

      I love connecting people with books. As a matter of fact, I have a reader and her daughter coming over this afternoon to pick out books to write about for my blog.



  51. Angela M
    Comment
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    · April 25th, 2011 at 1:51 pm · Link

    Hi Barbara :smile:

    Loved your interview, great insight into the publishing world. My question for you, who was your most interesting interview?



    • Barbara Vey
      Comment
      51.1
      · April 25th, 2011 at 3:11 pm · Link

      I know I already answered Joss Whedon and Stan Lee, but I also loved talking to Stephen Collins and Dakota Fanning. She was like 14 going on 35.



      • donnas
        Comment
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        · April 25th, 2011 at 3:13 pm · Link

        Pretty cool people to interview.



  52. Chelsea Rafferty
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    · April 25th, 2011 at 1:51 pm · Link

    Just stopping by again ;) Would have been here most of the day but my gorgeous little boy asked me this morning if I would please come have lunch with him so I had to stop and get some Subway and get some hugs and kisses till this afternoon. So I came back here to catch up on new questions and replies and now I am going to go take a quick test for Social Problems class.. my LAST test/Discussion post for that class… :D Then just two more tests + some drawing in a sketchbook for this week and I’m done for the semester! YEEEEEEEEEEEHAWWWWWWWWWWWW is all I can say :D I will be back later on to stalk Barbara and to explore this lovely website some more. I love the name of it :D



    • Chelsea Rafferty
      Comment
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      · April 25th, 2011 at 1:53 pm · Link

      Oh and a quick question… I keep seeing everyone leave their emails and I’m wondering do we have to leave our emails every time Barbara or do they have a copy of it? XD I can’t resist.. some of those books look fabulous and I’m going to be stalking them later :D Looks like there’s some Highlanders, possibly some Vampires just judging by the titles.. so yeah definitely coming back soon :)



      • Barbara Vey
        Comment
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        · April 25th, 2011 at 3:12 pm · Link

        Stop by a lot and often. ;-)



      • Chelsea Rafferty
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        · April 25th, 2011 at 4:43 pm · Link

        I will Barbara! But should I leave my email every comment? XD such a pain.. I figure they have my mail since its required to post though its not published XD

        So this ends tomorrow at midnight? XD I can work with a two day bash :D It’s definitely not as scary as that 7 day bash we had.. it was 7 days right? lol XD



  53. Kim in Hawaii
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    · April 25th, 2011 at 1:59 pm · Link

    Aloha, Barbara and the DWW gang! I met Barbara at RT/LA and just amazed at her energy! This interview seals the deal – she is a go getter! I may have taken Matt Boomer home with me …



    • Raonaid Luckwell
      Comment
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      · April 25th, 2011 at 2:03 pm · Link

      Hi Kim! * waves * I was just at your blog earlier



    • Barbara Vey
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      · April 25th, 2011 at 3:13 pm · Link

      Hi Kim, glad you got home safe and sound. Great time at RT.



  54. runner10
    Comment
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    · April 25th, 2011 at 2:08 pm · Link

    Love the picture with Fabio. You do get around.



    • Barbara Vey
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      · April 25th, 2011 at 3:13 pm · Link

      He was so tall and I remember being really surprised at that.



  55. donnas
    Comment
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    · April 25th, 2011 at 2:13 pm · Link

    Great interview. Sounds like a fairly fun job. Im sure there are downsides though like in everything. But I dont like to think about things like that.

    So what is the best or one of the best things you have experienced because of your job or even just something you really really liked.



    • Barbara Vey
      Comment
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      · April 25th, 2011 at 3:15 pm · Link

      I love being able to talk to authors about the characters in their books especially authors that I read for years before doing this job like Jennifer Crusie, JD Robb and Sherrilyn Kenyon.



      • donnas
        Comment
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        · April 25th, 2011 at 3:53 pm · Link

        Sounds pretty cool. Im afraid if I got that chance I would sound like an idiot though and unable to make complete sentences that make sense. Part of the reason Im glad there are people like you out there that can talk to them and blog about it later. :)



  56. Colleen
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    · April 25th, 2011 at 2:43 pm · Link

    What a lucky lady you are… such handsome company you meet! :grin: Thanks for sharing with us!



    • Barbara Vey
      Comment
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      · April 25th, 2011 at 3:15 pm · Link

      I appreciate you stopping by. Thanks.



  57. Linda Young
    Comment
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    · April 25th, 2011 at 2:49 pm · Link

    Wow. You are so lucky to get to meet such awesome men. Richard Dean Anderson has always been one of my favorites. What wonderful memories you have with all these pictures. Can’t wait to see who you get to meet next.



    • Barbara Vey
      Comment
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      · April 25th, 2011 at 3:16 pm · Link

      I haven’t seen the line up for Comic Con this year, but I can hardly wait.



  58. Jeanette
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    · April 25th, 2011 at 3:02 pm · Link

    welcome Barbara,
    I loved the pictures you posted I get excited when i see famous people then get totally shy and just note that i saw them. I agree that you need to start children early on reading. We are a house full of bookworms my husband reads history books, I read just about anything but its normally a romance book of some sort, our 7 year old is in 2nd grade and has a 5.7 grade reading level and loves the Magic treehouse books… I hate not finishing a book once i start it do you ever feel like you can’t get into a book but finish anyways? Jeannie



    • Barbara Vey
      Comment
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      · April 25th, 2011 at 3:17 pm · Link

      I used to feel that way, but the older I get the more I realize that there’s too many books out there for me to waste my time reading one’s I don’t care for. I don’t worry about it because I have so many readers with different tastes that someone else usually picks the book up and enjoys it.



  59. ChrisS
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    · April 25th, 2011 at 3:14 pm · Link

    Barbara, I was excited to read about the work you are doing to encourage kids to read more. School book clubs are such a wonderful idea. I would love to see more kids reach for a book instead of a remote.
    I’m also a fan of Richard Dean Anderson stemming from his MacGuiver days. I was excited just watching your interview with him. Thank you for your interesting, exciting and inspiring post!



    • Barbara Vey
      Comment
      59.1
      · April 25th, 2011 at 3:18 pm · Link

      You are very welcome and thanks for stopping by today.



  60. Laura K
    Comment
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    · April 25th, 2011 at 3:18 pm · Link

    I find new authors by word of mouth from friends, FB, and reviews. I really look for genres that interest me and LOVE to read new authors and follow them.



    • Barbara Vey
      Comment
      60.1
      · April 25th, 2011 at 3:40 pm · Link

      There’s so many good books out there, but every once in a while trying going outside your comfort zone to try a new genre, it may surprise you. ;-)



  61. Fedora
    Comment
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    · April 25th, 2011 at 3:24 pm · Link

    Woohoo! Great visit, Barbara! It’s terrific to enjoy what you’ve shared–thanks so much for making it a happy Monday!



    • Barbara Vey
      Comment
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      · April 25th, 2011 at 3:41 pm · Link

      Thanks for stopping by and saying hi.



  62. Cathy P
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    · April 25th, 2011 at 3:28 pm · Link

    Hi, Barbara! I really enjoyed reading this blog. I was in the insurance industry for 5 years and hated it. I wasn’t lucky enough to get a great job like yours though. Lol! When you first started this job, did you feel a bit shy about talking and meeting with authors and actors? I have always been one of those people that when I go to make a speech, I freeze up.



    • Barbara Vey
      Comment
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      · April 25th, 2011 at 3:42 pm · Link

      I have never been shy and always gave verbal reports instead of written ones. I love talking to people (which sometimes gets me into trouble). I always figure we are all just people so I pretty much treat everyone the same.



  63. runner10
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    · April 25th, 2011 at 3:29 pm · Link

    Do you have an assistant? How many hours a week do you spend blogging?



    • Barbara Vey
      Comment
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      · April 25th, 2011 at 3:44 pm · Link

      I could use an assistant some days.

      Once I think of a topic, it doesn’t take me long to write my blog. But sometimes finding a subject, pictures, linking to websites can take hours.

      I really spend all day either reading books, on the computer about books or working on the blog. Except when I travel.



      • donnas
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        · April 25th, 2011 at 3:53 pm · Link

        Not a bad way to spend the day though.



  64. Kathy Webb
    Comment
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    · April 25th, 2011 at 3:45 pm · Link

    I loved your contest you had about a month ago..What fun! I now follow you on twitter and facebook.. I am excited about all of the new authors you have let us know about. Thanks! Keep up the good work!



    • Barbara Vey
      Comment
      64.1
      · April 25th, 2011 at 3:47 pm · Link

      Glad you enjoyed the party, but wait til you see what happens next year. Thanks for stopping by.



  65. Lisa B
    Comment
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    · April 25th, 2011 at 3:45 pm · Link

    i read alot as a teen then graduated from high school and got a job then went into the army and then got married had kids. In those years i quit reading. Then a couple years ago people kept talking about Twilight. Finally i went and bought the book and within 8 day i had bought and read all 4. Then i didn’t know what to read. No idea what i like or where to find it. I went to a used book sale at a library and picked up some random books. It was painful as i didn’t know if i was getting anything good or not. lol That’s where i found Nora Roberts. Since then though i find new to me authors in various places. Used book sale, the library just browsing, blogs, facebook, twitter, chat rooms on book sites like writerspace. I even find them at the back of other books that have the excerpts in them. The number one thing that draws me into unknown to me authors are book covers. If a book cover draws me I’m checking the back cover. If I’m online i looking for a excerpt and if i like it I’m reading it. It’s hell in a bookstore lol Thank god for libraries and book swapping sites or I’d be living out of a box. The last couple of new to me author were Lisa Renee Jones and Sierra Dean found on twitter when they asked for bloggers to read their next books. Loved the covers and the books so I’ll be reading more from them.

    I’m really impressed by all you do Beverly. Especially the kids. I donated a paperback of Twilight to my sons Jr High library and i thought the librarian was going to kiss me she was so happy. This was a yr or so ago and all the girls wanted to read it back then. lol

    Lisa B



    • Barbara Vey
      Comment
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      · April 25th, 2011 at 3:49 pm · Link

      Lisa, it’s a great thing to donate new books to libraries. I took a box to the high school last week and almost got mobbed. The kids were thrilled to have so many new ones to choose from. Glad you rediscovered the joy of reading.



  66. donnas
    Comment
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    · April 25th, 2011 at 3:54 pm · Link

    What are you reading right now that you just have to recommend?



    • Barbara Vey
      Comment
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      · April 25th, 2011 at 4:59 pm · Link

      I’m currently reading Cover Me by Catherine Mann, romantic suspense and I just finished Mia Marlow’s Touch of a Thief and Jade Lee’s Wicked Seduction, both historicals, but very different. Loved them all.



      • donnas
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        · April 25th, 2011 at 5:42 pm · Link

        I love Catherine’s last suspense set. Looking forward to Cover Me.



      • Chelsea B.
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        · April 25th, 2011 at 8:59 pm · Link

        I can’t wait to read Touch of a Thief and I just won two of Jade Lee’s books! :smile:



  67. Blackwater Mama
    Comment
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    · April 25th, 2011 at 3:56 pm · Link

    :lol: Great Blog! I am always looking for a new author since I am a bookaholic! And I can alays find new ones on your site!



    • Barbara Vey
      Comment
      67.1
      · April 25th, 2011 at 5:00 pm · Link

      I’m so glad to hear that and thanks for stopping by.



  68. Danielle Gorman
    Comment
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    · April 25th, 2011 at 4:03 pm · Link

    I love visiting your blog. Always a lot of info on there about authors and books. Thanks for everything you do and all of the info you provide. I’ve found lots of great authors to read because of you.



    • Barbara Vey
      Comment
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      · April 25th, 2011 at 5:00 pm · Link

      So many nice things said about me I’m blushing. Thanks for the kind words. :oops:



    • Chelsea Rafferty
      Comment
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      · April 25th, 2011 at 5:08 pm · Link

      Me too Danielle! Before I was running out of authors for paranormal.. well at least “good” authors for paranormal and I got names off Barbara’s blogs + like another 100 or so names from friends of the blog as well.. I was swimming in names. That makes me so super happy too! Going from having no names on the list to a TON :D Now I just need a big huge huge paycheck or rich hunk so I can supply my reading habits lol



  69. Toni Steiner
    Comment
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    · April 25th, 2011 at 4:19 pm · Link

    Since meeting Barbara at her fabulous bash, my world of reading has opened up. I have discovered so many new wonderful authors. What a great thing you are doing for young readers. Seems like I learn something new about you evertime I read a new interview. Thanks again for sharing your joy of reading with all of us!



    • Chelsea Rafferty
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      · April 25th, 2011 at 4:47 pm · Link

      I agree Toni! I keep learning new things about Barbara everytime :) And it is amazing how big my TBR list has appeared.. granted I don’t own “all” those books yet but I have a huge list of authors I want to try because of the blog parties here and all the ones that the other authors post as well. I have so many blogs bookmarked that its not funny. Barbara’s is one of the few I check most often because she posts on the facebook page and it reminds me to read lol :)



    • Barbara Vey
      Comment
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      · April 25th, 2011 at 5:01 pm · Link

      Glad to see you here Toni and best of luck winning one of the great prizes offered.



  70. Pat Cochran
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    · April 25th, 2011 at 5:07 pm · Link

    What is your primary advice to someone who wants to enter
    the writing world?

    BTW, I so enjoyed your 4th
    anniversary gathering, I was
    there for the whole week! My
    congratulations again!

    Pat Cochran



    • Barbara Vey
      Comment
      70.1
      · April 25th, 2011 at 11:44 pm · Link

      Hi Pat, thanks for coming to the anniversary bash. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

      As for advice, I’d say develop a thick skin and learn patience. Some people can, unfortunately, be cruel. Don’t take it personally. Don’t expect to sell your first book. When you finish it, just start the next one. This seems to be the way the most successful writers do it.



  71. Ashley A
    Comment
    71
    · April 25th, 2011 at 5:23 pm · Link

    Wow you have a great job!! I am so jealous you got to meet Fabio! To me he is totally the epitome of romance *sigh*
    I was wondering what you think of the prowrestling worlds and romance worlds coming together? Do you think that genre will take off?
    Thanks for chatting with us today!!
    Ashley A
    ash_app@hotmail.com



    • Barbara Vey
      Comment
      71.1
      · April 25th, 2011 at 11:46 pm · Link

      Yikes! That sounds like a loaded question. I’ve never been a fan of prowrestling, so I don’t think it would be for me. But the sport does have a following. It’s an interesting concept.



  72. LSUReader
    Comment
    72
    · April 25th, 2011 at 5:38 pm · Link

    Ahhhh–You met Stan Lee! Was Spiderman your favorite comic? If not, what was?



    • Barbara Vey
      Comment
      72.1
      · April 25th, 2011 at 11:46 pm · Link

      No, I really liked Archie and Donald Duck comics. Nerdy…I know.



      • donnas
        Comment
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        · April 25th, 2011 at 11:49 pm · Link

        Aww Donald was cool, little sad but cool.



  73. ann/alba
    Comment
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    · April 25th, 2011 at 5:42 pm · Link

    OMG you got a cuddle form Matt Bomer & Fabio Barbara you are one lucky Lass…



    • Barbara Vey
      Comment
      73.1
      · April 25th, 2011 at 11:48 pm · Link

      They were ok, but really Richard Dean Anderson was my favorite hugger. ;-)



  74. Cathy Phillips
    Comment
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    · April 25th, 2011 at 5:53 pm · Link

    Hi, Barbara, and welcome. I feel kind of dumb, but I never heard of Publisher’s Weekly before. I am definitely checking it now as well as becoming a fan on facebook. I really admire you for all the work you do and I’m jealous of all the author books you get. Can you send some of them my way? Also, it must be fabulous to meet all the authors and celebrities you do. Definitely not an everyday dull job.



    • Barbara Vey
      Comment
      74.1
      · April 25th, 2011 at 11:50 pm · Link

      Actually, I had never heard of Publishers Weekly before I started working for them either. It’s definitely a publishing magazine, so most readers wouldn’t be aware of it. Now, of course, I think everyone should know it. :mrgreen:



  75. Marilyn Baron
    Comment
    75
    · April 25th, 2011 at 6:01 pm · Link

    Barbara,

    I learn something new about you all the time. I enjoyed your interview and the video and pictures. You are truly a force of nature and a champion of authors and readers.

    Marilyn Baron



    • Barbara Vey
      Comment
      75.1
      · April 25th, 2011 at 11:50 pm · Link

      Marilyn, so nice to see you here. Oh, there’s very many layers to me. ;-)



  76. Cathy P
    Comment
    76
    · April 25th, 2011 at 6:10 pm · Link

    Hi, Barbara! Not sure if anyone else has asked this question or not, but who was your favorite person you met and why? Also, good luck with Oprah! The more we can get romance information out there, the more people will want to read it and quit calling it smut.



    • Barbara Vey
      Comment
      76.1
      · April 25th, 2011 at 11:54 pm · Link

      You know, I’ve met a lot of people in the past 4 years, so it’s hard to pick a favorite. A lot of authors I had met before I started blogging. But I was excited to meet Joanna Bourne, Kathy Reichs, Sandra Brown, Ken Follett, David Baldacci and Jennifer Crusie. As far as actors, I adore Adrian Paul (The Highlander), Dakota Fanning, Bruce Campbell, John Noble (Fringe) and Joss Whedon.



  77. Larena Wirum
    Comment
    77
    · April 25th, 2011 at 6:24 pm · Link

    Love your posted pictures. It looks like you have managed to meet some very interesting people and have fun doing it. :mrgreen:



    • Barbara Vey
      Comment
      77.1
      · April 25th, 2011 at 11:54 pm · Link

      I’ve been very fortunate and can hardly wait to see what happens next.



  78. Tamara Shurling
    Comment
    78
    · April 25th, 2011 at 7:04 pm · Link

    What a great interview and what a lucky lady to meet all those hunks!



    • Barbara Vey
      Comment
      78.1
      · April 25th, 2011 at 11:55 pm · Link

      I really know how lucky I am. I’m very grateful and I try not to take it for granted.



  79. Renee Brown
    Comment
    79
    · April 25th, 2011 at 7:10 pm · Link

    I really liked what you had to say about YA lit. I was hardpressed as a teenager myself to find books I liked. Now there is an explosion of YA lit and most of it, I have loved. As a teacher, I read a variety of genres to stay ahead of the students. Booktalking is very popular in my classroom as a means of recommended reading. Are you able to interact with the readers as much as the authors and get feedback?



    • Barbara Vey
      Comment
      79.1
      · April 25th, 2011 at 11:57 pm · Link

      I have a group of readers who read the books I get and then write about them for my blog. I’ve been expanding my YA base and just today two teen readers came over and took home 12 books. They were so excited. I love to see my books go to good homes.



  80. Lisa L
    Comment
    80
    · April 25th, 2011 at 7:11 pm · Link

    I don’t have a question, but awesome blog. I really enjoyed reading it.



    • Barbara Vey
      Comment
      80.1
      · April 25th, 2011 at 11:58 pm · Link

      I appreciate your kind words and thanks for stopping by.



  81. Mariee
    Comment
    81
    · April 25th, 2011 at 7:34 pm · Link

    Great interview! Love all the photos. Just wish it was me standing next to Matt Bomer ;-)



  82. Amy
    Comment
    82
    · April 25th, 2011 at 7:41 pm · Link

    I used to only read contemporary romance and scoffed at friends who read paranormal romance. After being convinced to try some popular paranormal romances, I was hooked! Then I branched out to romantic and historical romance as well. I like to give new authors and genres a try.



    • Barbara Vey
      Comment
      82.1
      · April 25th, 2011 at 11:59 pm · Link

      This is what every author lives to hear. There’s so much great stuff out there if only people would give it a try. Good for you for taking a chance.



  83. Bev
    Comment
    83
    · April 25th, 2011 at 7:42 pm · Link

    Boy Barbara you sure do get around. It was interesting seeing some of the things you have done.



  84. Diane Sadler
    Comment
    84
    · April 25th, 2011 at 7:47 pm · Link

    I loved the interview with Richard Dean Anderson; I keep hoping he’ll decide to do another series!



    • Barbara Vey
      Comment
      84.1
      · April 26th, 2011 at 12:00 am · Link

      It wouldn’t surprise me. He’s very talented. I’ve got MacGyver on DVD here. :)



  85. Chelsea B.
    Comment
    85
    · April 25th, 2011 at 8:57 pm · Link

    AWESOME interview! And I am jealous of your picture with Matt Bomer! :mrgreen: He is to cute!



    • Barbara Vey
      Comment
      85.1
      · April 26th, 2011 at 12:01 am · Link

      Matt is adorable and the whole cast of White Collar was fun to interview. Tiffany had to leave early because she just had a baby and needed to breast feed.



  86. LORETTAc
    Comment
    86
    · April 25th, 2011 at 9:20 pm · Link

    Hello,

    I loved your interview but they have all been great.

    loretta
    lbcanton@verizon.net



    • Barbara Vey
      Comment
      86.1
      · April 26th, 2011 at 12:02 am · Link

      Thanks Loretta, it was nice of you to stop by.



  87. Elena Gray
    Comment
    87
    · April 25th, 2011 at 10:00 pm · Link

    Holy Moly Barbara! Those are some amazing interviews! It’s always nice when stars you admire are completely approachable! Makes me like them even more!



  88. Rachel
    Comment
    88
    · April 25th, 2011 at 10:08 pm · Link

    You wrote that you have a ya book club at the school. I am looking for paranormal books any suggestions. I would like to thank you for taking the time to talk to us. I love it when you get to talk to a writer it makes me want to read their books even more.



    • Barbara Vey
      Comment
      88.1
      · April 26th, 2011 at 12:07 am · Link

      There are so many paranormal books out there I wouldn’t know where to start to suggest books. Do you like vampires, werewolves, magic, angels, dragons, gargoyles? Do you like them contemporary, historical, time travel, suspenseful? There’s funny, serious, witty. It all depends on what you’re looking for in a book. Then of course, there’s steampunk which is really different, but fun.

      I read Marjorie Liu, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Dianna Love, JR Ward, Karen Marie Moning, Christine Feehan to name just a few.



  89. Diane
    Comment
    89
    · April 25th, 2011 at 10:10 pm · Link

    Looks like Barbara has a great job with a lot of fun perks! Thanks for the ocntest opportunity – fabulous list of books!

    sallans d at yahoo dot com



    • Barbara Vey
      Comment
      89.1
      · April 26th, 2011 at 12:08 am · Link

      Thanks for taking the time to stop by, it’s much appreciated.



  90. Cathy M
    Comment
    90
    · April 25th, 2011 at 10:21 pm · Link

    I think watching you in action would be a total kick, Barbara. You get to ask all those questions that I would be too tongue tied to even get out, lol.

    caity_mack at yahoo dot com



    • donnas
      Comment
      90.1
      · April 25th, 2011 at 11:51 pm · Link

      Me too, I would never be able to get them out if I had the chance.



    • Barbara Vey
      Comment
      90.2
      · April 26th, 2011 at 12:09 am · Link

      Well, on the video you can hear me stuttering. Total fangirl when it comes to some of the stars. But I just pretend that I do it all the time and it’s not so hard.



  91. Artemis
    Comment
    91
    · April 25th, 2011 at 10:42 pm · Link

    OMG! OMG! OMG! You met Stan Lee and Joss Whedon? And hugged Ben Browder? I’m sooo jealous! :twisted: I have adored Ben Browder since he was FARSCAPE.

    On another note: Most excellent giveaway today. YOU ROCK!

    cindersmaria@yahoo.com



    • Barbara Vey
      Comment
      91.1
      · April 26th, 2011 at 12:10 am · Link

      You can check out Stan Lee and Ben Browder’s videos on YouTube under my account, barbaravey. All amazing men.



  92. Jessica B
    Comment
    92
    · April 25th, 2011 at 10:44 pm · Link

    Hi Barbara,
    It sounds like a dream job, working for publishers weekly. who haven’t you met that you’d love to meet?
    -Jessica
    jessangil at gmail dot com



    • Barbara Vey
      Comment
      92.1
      · April 26th, 2011 at 12:16 am · Link

      To tell you the truth, when I look at books in the store, I’ve met almost all the authors except maybe JK Rowling. I’ve even met Maya Angelou, Barbara Walters, Lisa Ling and Jane Fonda.

      As for actors, maybe Harrison Ford, Jake Gyllenhaal, Brad Pitt, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth and Meryl Streep. I’ve still got time.



  93. PATTY
    Comment
    93
    · April 25th, 2011 at 10:55 pm · Link

    ;-)Awesome interview and lucky you. I love to find new authors and think i found me a few..thanks



    • Barbara Vey
      Comment
      93.1
      · April 26th, 2011 at 12:17 am · Link

      Open a book by a new author is an adventure every time. Enjoy!



  94. Kaz
    Comment
    94
    · April 25th, 2011 at 11:23 pm · Link

    Hey Barbara!
    So glad you’re here & telling some of your adventures!
    Whenever I see you I want to discuss some books & we never get around to doing that because there’s so much else going on. Hope to see you soon & talk about books!
    ;-)



    • Barbara Vey
      Comment
      94.1
      · April 26th, 2011 at 12:18 am · Link

      I’m always willing to talk books. Just grab me next time and we’ll talk.



  95. jeanette8042
    Comment
    95
    · April 25th, 2011 at 11:39 pm · Link

    Great interview and loving the pics you lucky lady!



  96. donnas
    Comment
    96
    · April 25th, 2011 at 11:52 pm · Link

    Ok, I thought on something else I want to ask.

    What new, upcoming author have you read that you absolutely recommend?

    And for all new upcoming releases, what is not to be missed this year?



    • Barbara Vey
      Comment
      96.1
      · April 26th, 2011 at 12:22 am · Link

      I’ve been raving about Meljean Brook’s The Iron Duke (steampunk). Absolutely amazing and the next book should be out later this year. I just finished Touch of a Thief by Mia Marlow (historical), but she always writes such clever stuff. I’m now reading Cover Me by Catherine Mann (suspense) about a pararescue team in Alaska. It’s keeping me guessing and I like that a lot!



  97. Kim Lyn
    Comment
    97
    · April 26th, 2011 at 12:00 am · Link

    Lovely interview! I’m definitely jealous you’ve gotten to interview the cast of Burn Notice and Psych … two of my favorites!!



    • Barbara Vey
      Comment
      97.1
      · April 26th, 2011 at 12:24 am · Link

      Bruce Campbell is the best!! He’s so campy and delightful. The Pysch guys talked about why there always seems to be pineapples in their shows (no real reason). They all seem to really enjoy what they do and I’m glad they do it!



  98. Hilleary Peterson
    Comment
    98
    · April 26th, 2011 at 12:26 am · Link

    Barbara I am starting to think that you like having these parties way too much. First the Bash in March then last week, now you are at it again. And giving stuff a way again. And I think you are my good luck charm. I always seem to win when you are involved. So here I am keeping my fingers crossed again



    • Barbara Vey
      Comment
      98.1
      · April 26th, 2011 at 12:29 am · Link

      Good luck! Lots of great prizes to win here today!



  99. Catherine Bybee
    Comment
    99
    · April 26th, 2011 at 12:36 am · Link

    *waving( Great interview, Barbara. I’m glad we had a chance to chat at the RT convention. I love it when I pick up a new author and fall in love with their voice. It’s always a good thing.



    • Barbara Vey
      Comment
      99.1
      · April 26th, 2011 at 12:37 am · Link

      Yes, a total win-win for everyone!



  100. WyNtEr ApPlE
    Comment
    100
    · April 26th, 2011 at 12:36 am · Link

    WOW!!!!!! i would love to have met the ppl u have met :lol:



    • Barbara Vey
      Comment
      100.1
      · April 26th, 2011 at 12:39 am · Link

      I just always keep my eyes open. I’ve run into several actors at restaurants including Joe Morton (Eureka) and Robert Carlyle (Stargate Universe and The Full Monty).



  101. FHC
    Comment
    101
    · April 26th, 2011 at 12:40 am · Link

    still 11.36 where i am:) luving your interview and sharing your great opps / connxns with so many and such FuN! liked your insights too on finding new authors, books to publish~ thx for being here!



    • Barbara Vey
      Comment
      101.1
      · April 26th, 2011 at 12:56 am · Link

      You’re welcome. I’ve had a great time visiting.



  102. Hilleary Peterson
    Comment
    102
    · April 26th, 2011 at 12:49 am · Link

    Now I am acutually going to comment on your interview. As far getting them reading young. My mom was always reading, still does I grew up with it. I got mad in preschool because I wanted to learn how to read like my mom, not learn my ABC’s. Gotta do one to do the other but that did not work in my preschool head. I am still an avid reader and always always have something to read. So I completely agree. I hope that I am able to teach my daughter the same.



    • Barbara Vey
      Comment
      102.1
      · April 26th, 2011 at 12:58 am · Link

      I think if she sees how much you love books, she’ll want to feel that herself. You’re doing everything right.



  103. Laurel N
    Comment
    103
    · April 26th, 2011 at 12:52 am · Link

    I sat with Barbara at a conference in Seattle this past fall and fell absolutely in love with her open friendliness and excitement about her job. Now I know who I want to be when I grow up. ;-)

    Reader for life,
    Laurel



    • Barbara Vey
      Comment
      103.1
      · April 26th, 2011 at 12:59 am · Link

      Oh Laurel, that is so nice of you to say. I loved the Emerald City Writers Conference. Glad to see you here!



  104. Hilleary Peterson
    Comment
    104
    · April 26th, 2011 at 12:53 am · Link

    And on another note (don’t really want to take up the whole page). Finding new authors, I got so lucky. Where I work one of the Dr.s and hiw wife are big readers. Him and I became friends and he found out how much I like to read. From then on every couple months he would be boxes or huge bags of books that they had read and just give them to me. I have found a completely new genre (paranormal) and so many new authors that I am hooked on. I really did get lucky. It made me fall in love with reading all over again. I think that is what happens when you find something new.



    • Barbara Vey
      Comment
      104.1
      · April 26th, 2011 at 12:59 am · Link

      Now you need to pass it on by giving books to others.



      • Hilleary Peterson
        Comment
        104.1.1
        · April 26th, 2011 at 1:12 am · Link

        Oh I do, I have actually switched to a Kindle so most of my reading is done there. But I pass the books on all the time. Try very hard to get other people to read outside their box



  105. Barbara Vey
    Comment
    105
    · April 26th, 2011 at 1:34 am · Link

    I’m going to sign off now, but I wanted to thank everyone here at Danger: Women Writing for having me and treating me so well. Extra thanks for all the wonderful things you are offering the readers who visited here today. Nothing better than winning a free book!!



  106. Robin Priddy
    Comment
    106
    · April 26th, 2011 at 2:09 am · Link

    I would love a job like yours. How did you get started?



    • Barbara Vey
      Comment
      106.1
      · April 26th, 2011 at 3:11 pm · Link

      There’s a link in the blog to the story of how I got started (long story), but it was purely an accident.



  107. Nicole Sender
    Comment
    107
    · April 26th, 2011 at 2:12 am · Link

    I agree that a reader should try a different genre every once in while to broaden their horizons. I have just started to read paranormal books and find I really do enjoy them.



    • Chelsea Rafferty
      Comment
      107.1
      · April 26th, 2011 at 10:55 am · Link

      Nichole I know what you mean! I’m a huge paranormal fan myself including YA’s but I’ve recently found that I like some historicals, some eroticas, and I even just read a really light paranormal with hardly any paranormal elements in it (by Kristen Painter) and I actually LOVED it. She had a lot of hilarious quotes/sayings in the book and I really cracked up :) I think I’m afraid to like “more” genres because the genres I already read have TONS of authors so if I add new genres to that list I’ll be reading for a really really long time lol :)



    • Barbara Vey
      Comment
      107.2
      · April 26th, 2011 at 3:12 pm · Link

      Good for you for trying something new. You don’t know what you’re missing if you don’t try it.



  108. suan Leech
    Comment
    108
    · April 26th, 2011 at 10:28 am · Link

    Barbara, I truly feel you can stand beside another great Barbara in what your job entails, and that Barbara is Barbara Walters. You have a great way of interviewing and I know it’s not easy but you sure do make it look easy. I enjoyed reading your article here and loved the video as well. susan Leech garysue@dejazzd.com



    • Barbara Vey
      Comment
      108.1
      · April 26th, 2011 at 3:13 pm · Link

      That’s a lovely thing to say. I did ask Barbara Walters a question when she stopped in Milwaukee and I stumped her. The next week she talked about me and my question on The View.



  109. Chelsea Rafferty
    Comment
    109
    · April 26th, 2011 at 12:41 pm · Link

    Just wanted to say hi today! I’m pretty sure this is going till Midnight tonight but it seems so quiet! ;) I think everyone ran away… We’ll just have to get some drinks and sexy men and lure some of the ladies back ;)



    • Barbara Vey
      Comment
      109.1
      · April 26th, 2011 at 3:14 pm · Link

      I was on til after midnight my time. I need my beauty sleep.



      • Chelsea Rafferty
        Comment
        109.1.1
        · April 26th, 2011 at 7:48 pm · Link

        I don’t blame you! I need some beauty sleep myself ;) I have my little man this week so I’ve been getting up early and then staying late with all these different blog hops, giveaway boards, random blogs…. I’m surprised I’m still awake lol ;) I’ll have to hit the hay early tonight!



  110. Chelsea Rafferty
    Comment
    110
    · April 26th, 2011 at 12:48 pm · Link

    I actually just thought of a question but I’m not sure if Barbara knows the answer.. It’s more of an author question I suppose? My question is I know there are numerous book titles out there that have the “exact” same name right? So, does that mean authors can name their books whatever they want even if that title is already being used? I’ve always been curious about this.. I don’t mind because there’s only so many titles you’d be able to use and of course if one fits your genre why not? XD



    • Barbara Vey
      Comment
      110.1
      · April 26th, 2011 at 3:14 pm · Link

      I’ve seen that a lot too and I think it’s confusing, but obviously it must be oke because it’s done all the time.



      • Chelsea Rafferty
        Comment
        110.1.1
        · April 26th, 2011 at 7:47 pm · Link

        I agree that it definitely can be confusing. I just always see it and go huh? Doesn’t XX author have that same title? LOL XD Guess you’re right.. they must not be able to copywrite the names and such.



  111. Cathy P
    Comment
    111
    · April 26th, 2011 at 6:51 pm · Link

    Who is the one person you haven’t interviewed before that you would like to?



  112. Chelsea B.
    Comment
    112
    · April 26th, 2011 at 7:08 pm · Link

    Eeep! I somehow missed the part about Psych! Okay, now I’m green with envy :mrgreen:



  113. Virginia C
    Comment
    113
    · April 26th, 2011 at 7:41 pm · Link

    Hi, Barbara! It takes someone very special to do what you do–persist with pleasantness : ) It’s a valuable combination which charms and disarms and that’s what makes you a success! Loved your comments and photos! Who do you think will be the next YA Author Star? What story lines would like to see more of in YA?

    gcwhiskas at aol dot com



  114. chey
    Comment
    114
    · April 26th, 2011 at 7:49 pm · Link

    Hi Barbara,
    Your job sounds amazing!



  115. Chelsea Rafferty
    Comment
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    · April 26th, 2011 at 11:37 pm · Link

    I think this is ending at midnight? :)

    Thanks again Barbara for all the questions you answered :) Love learning something new everyday…

    Just in case my email is swtlilangel4jc@ yahoo dot com :) Since I didn’t post them in any of the others and I think this ends soon :) meep!

    Just bought Untamed Highlander from Donna Grant :D first book from her for me :) Would love to win her other one which I believe is her first book in the series? :) whoohoo!



  116. Desere
    Comment
    116
    · April 27th, 2011 at 11:56 am · Link

    Barbara you job sounds facinating !! I am sorry I am late to the party but work duty called ! My question is what inspires you ?

    desere_steenberg@yahoo.com



    • Barbara Vey
      Comment
      116.1
      · April 27th, 2011 at 11:23 pm · Link

      @Desere:

      I get inspired when I hear authors tell their personal stories of working full time jobs, taking care of family and still finding time to write because it’s something they just have to do. And we readers reap the benefits.



  117. Jeanette
    Comment
    117
    · April 27th, 2011 at 3:17 pm · Link

    So totally stoked I won… Wow…Barabra thanks answering everyones questions, your great and have such an awesome job maybe one of these days you will meet Russel Crowe total hottie :razz:



    • Barbara Vey
      Comment
      117.1
      · April 27th, 2011 at 11:24 pm · Link

      @Jeanette:

      You just never know who I may meet next. It’s always an adventure to me!



  118. Chelsea Rafferty
    Comment
    118
    · April 27th, 2011 at 10:40 pm · Link

    Wow Congrats everyone on the wins! :) So awesome! Chelsea B. if you haven’t tried Donna Grant you’ll love her! I just bought her Untamed Highlander book and it was my first one by her… I’m going to have to go and get them all now lol ;)

    Toni, wtg love! What did you get?!

    Anyways, just wanted to say congrats everyone! *hugs* you’ll have to let us all know how you like the books ;)



    • Toni Steiner
      Comment
      118.1
      · April 27th, 2011 at 11:01 pm · Link

      @Chelsea Rafferty: Thanks for letting me know Chelsea. If I didn’t see your congrats, I never would have known, you are the best!! Not sure where my head was. Not sure what I won yet.

      Thanks again Danger: Women Writing and Barbara for a great informative interview!!



      • Chelsea Rafferty
        Comment
        118.1.1
        · April 27th, 2011 at 11:34 pm · Link

        @Toni Steiner:

        Anytime lovely lady anytime! :) I might not have known either but i had this tab open for the last few days so I could chat and I realized winners were posted and you were on it :)

        Thanks for the interview Barbara! :)



  119. Barbara Vey
    Comment
    119
    · April 27th, 2011 at 11:20 pm · Link

    Congrats to everyone and thanks again for having me.



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