The timing couldn’t have been better…or worse. I left Phoenix, Arizona and headed to New York on May 22nd. My debut teen book, OyMG, officially released May 10th, just two weeks earlier. Life was insane. My book hadn’t been out long enough to have a readership, and although my trip coincided with BEA week, my publisher, Walker Books, wouldn’t be featuring OyMG because they generally use BEA to promote fall releases. But I had one thing going for me.