It takes me by surprise with each new book. I get ready to sign the very first copy to some eager and kind-hearted fan. . .and I stop. What words to write?
With Hattie Big Sky, I generally sign, “Dream as big as Hattie’s sky.” And in Two Bobbies it’s usually, “In celebration of good friends, both animal and human.” And librarian Diane Borchert gave me the perfect line for Nubs: “Be a real trooper, like Nubs.”
I had no idea what my “tag line” would be for The Fences Between Us. But desperation is the mother of invention and at my launch I found myself writing, “Here’s to building bridges, not fences.”
How do you decide to sign your books? As a recipient, do you even want a message from the author? (Of course, when people ask me to sign or sign and date only, that’s what I do.)
Inquiring minds want to know.