I have gotten a lot of inquiries about the book fair and I thank you. It was great. With some spiritual help, I experienced no jet lag. I got off the plane Wednesday morning running. After a quick shower and a lesson on how to ride the tram, I proceeded to the fair.
After meeting with my publisher, I went exploring. The fair took up eight buildings the size of football fields or bigger. A couple of the exhibit halls had multiple floors, which I climbed by way of stairs. That was a test. Everyone I met was friendly and gracious and I learned so much about the publishing industry.
There were 114 countries represented with many publishers and agents from each one. Since I speak no foreign language, my gift at charades and mind reading came in handy. Would I do it again? You bet. In fact I agreed to go with the publisher to the book fair in Abu Dhabi in March.
Check out this video where I talk about my experience at the fair: