Back in January, I had the opportunity to meet 2 authors that had quickly made their way to the top of my TBR based on the synopsis and premise of their books/series. So, even though I hadn’t read more than a chapter or two of either of their books, I drove a little over 2 hours one way on a work night to meet Susan Dennard and Elise Kova. And I took a friend who had even less knowledge of these two than I did.
It’s been a couple week since my last signatures spotlight, so this week I thought to feature a mix of official bookplates and my printed bookplates.
I have to admit to not having read Kagawa’s newest dragon series, but I enjoyed her writing style from the Iron Fey series. I picked this up at an ALA conference without realizing that it was signed until I got home!
For this edition of my author signature collection highlights, I have chosen to share some personalizations with inscriptions! Each author wrote some kind of saying that matched the title or spirit of the book.
I sent my copy of Speak with a co-worker to ALA Midwinter last year to collect Laurie Halse Anderson’s signature. Speak is one of the few non-sf/f books in my library to receive this treatment, and it’s because this book spoke to me on a personal level.
This week, I want to share some of my more recently gathered signatures for my collection. A couple authors are newer favorites, but the other two are new to me.
Apologies for the gap of author signature posts, but life has been pretty hectic and I, honestly, forgot about this weekly post for a couple of weeks.
Anyway, this week’s theme is Childhood Favorites, where I share with you some of the most prized signatures in my collection from authors that I loved as a kid and still like to re-read occasionally.
It has come to my attention that people might want to see & learn about my author signature collection. In the last three years or so, I’ve had the opportunity to meet many of my favorite authors, and I’ve been actively contacting others to see if they would be willing to sign bookplates sent via SASE (self-addressed, stamped envelope). Some of them already have their own system already in place, but almost half do not. So, I was able to work with those authors to make my own bookplates.
I have already shared a few of these in past posts; however, I haven’t been very diligent. Not sure how many parts there’ll be as I have a rather large collection now, but I think each post will only feature 2-4 authors, pictures of the collected signatures, and the story behind each. So, look out for these posts on Fridays! Here’s part 1 🙂