Fans line up for Mar Jennings at the New York book fair

Mar Jennings signed copies of "Life on Mar's" at BookExpo America on Friday.

Mar Jennings signed copies of “Life on Mar’s” at BookExpo America on Friday.

Westport home-and-garden expert Mar Jennings signed books for fans Friday at BookExpo America, the country’s largest publishing trade show. He is the author of Life On Mar’s: A Four Season Garden, which details the evolution of his home and garden. This fall, his next book, Life on Mar’s: Creating Casual Luxury, comes out this fall.

Jennings’ devoted fans lined up around the corner to meet the lifestyle expert.

The BookExpo packed the enormous Javitz Center in New York with major publishers, and the vendors who are connected to the book industry, this week. Besides Jennings, some other celebrity authors who attended were Julianne Moore, Jim Carrey, Octavia Spencer, Chelsea Handler, Debra Messing, Ann Romney and even Snookie and Grumpy Cat, all available for autographs. Hundreds of authors (known mainly for being authors) also appeared and readers stood in line for their autographs.

The host of the Emmy-nominated lifestyle show Northeast Living, Jennings is a television mainstay having appeared on HGTV, the Today Show, QVC, the Style Network,Food Network, ABC, CBS and CNN. He is an endless well of information on everything from flower arranging to selecting area rugs. Here are some of his tips.

Lee Steele