Adventures in book signing!
This is a scene from a recent book signing:
Lady buying my book for her daughter: Can you sign it with her nick name Julia Ghoulia?
Me: Sure, how do you spell Ghoulia?
Lady buying my book for her daughter: I thought you were a writer? You should know how to spell it?
Me: I am a writer, but it kinda seems like a made up name.
Lady buying my book for her daughter: It’s Ghoul with an ia on the end.
When I autograph my debut novel Dead Frog on the Porch I used the tag line: Hope you love dead frogs followed by a giant exclamation point and then my name.
Something like this:
Hope you love dead frogs! Jan Markley
That works because I’m really hoping you love the book Dead Frog on the Porch.
For the second in the Megabyte Mystery Series Dead Bird through the Cat Door I thought I would do something similar and write: Hope you love dead birds! Well, that doesn’t really work because it sounds like I hope you want birds to be dead and frankly no one wants that. No one wants that for frogs either, but it just seemed to work.
Then someone suggested: Look what the cat dragged in! Which is good in theory until you write it.
Then it looks like this:
Look what the cat dragged in! Jan Markley
It kinda looks like the cat dragged me in.
So, I’m looking for a tag line to use when I autograph copies of Dead Bird through the Cat Door.
Need help from my bloggowers. Any suggestions will be given full consideration and will either be soundly rejected or I will use them and take full credit for coming up with them (no, I joke, I’m a joker!)
For the time being I’m using:
Tweet, tweet! Readers rock! Jan Markley
I will be signing copies of both books Sunday November 21st at the Indigo(Chapters) store at Signal Hill in Calgary between noon and 4 pm. If you're in that hood driving around, come in out of the cold and have a chat and get a signed book!