Book Expo America Wrapped up last week at the Javits Center in New York City, which is the largest publishing event in North America. Thousands of authors were in attendance, signing autographs and promoting their books. Some were fairly dapper, but others sent shivers down the back of any true fashionista.
Eric Flint (left) and Charles E. Gannon (right), authors of the new novel in the best-selling “1632″ alternate world. You can tell Eric spent lots of time coordinating a pink striped shirt and multicolored jacket.
Jack Heath talking with Harlem school teacher (right) with Author’s Boutique assistant Carol Clinton (middle). Sunglasses on the head, a bright orange long sleeved shirt, terrible!
Jana DeLeon, Theresa Ragan, Denise Grover Swank, Liliana Hart, and Jasinda Wilder. Where to begin with this picture, a jean jacket shirt, bright stripes on someone with no business wearing a bright striped shirt, Denise wearing a dress inspired from Zubaz.
The Thimble the Fairy went into Book Expo with the Idea that she did not want to everyone to see her rolling her eyes at autograph requests. So she wore flowers covering her forehead and eyes, a bold move. Her wings look a tad bit dilapidated, quick, someone water her, STAT!
Lena Dunham received much attention for autographs, but her pseudo satin, japanese inspired dress was a travesty of justice.
HM Ward may write compelling books and her sales do quite well, but she is a likely candidate for TLC What Not to Wear. I could see Stacy and Clinton throwing out her entire wardrobe and cackling maniacally. Seriously, a black t-shirt, classy.
On the very last day of Book Expo America Kirstie Alley who was there to promote The Art of Men. The book actually plays, like much of her post-Cheers career in general, on the art of self-sabotage. Her dress reminds me of fall, with pink leaves raining down and sticking to your feet. This dress is terrible and makes me feel violently ill.
At the Mystery Writers of America booth author Hilary Davidson is posing with book blogger Jen Forbus. Leopard skin dresses fell out of favor last year Jen, and satin on satin, for shame!
Julie Kagawa, author of The Iron Queen looks like she is firmly stuck in the 1980’s with a silver headband, purple shirt and acid wash jeans. In this picture she was firmly channeling Flock of Seagals.
OH GOD where to start! Matching patterned shirts on Holly Black and Cassandra Clare. I bet they totally planned this, I will dye my hair bright blue, you do it bright red and lets wear the same clothes, TOTALLY! This was a tremendously bad judgement call and likely scared off a number of people hunting for an autograph.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times.