One of my biggest fears when signing books is making a mistake or misspelling the recipients name. I try to take precautions and have them write the name on a post-it note. I even mentally spell out the name before putting pen to paper. I also try to take it slowly so that I am not rushed. Unfortunately mistakes happen.
At a recent San Diego SCBWI meeting veteran author Edith Hope Fine stated “I have two copies of “Under the Lemon Moon” one made out to Emily and one to Samantha. So if you are an Emily or a Samantha, I have some books for you.”
This comment not only brought a collective chuckle to the room but reminded us all that even veteran authors are human too.
So following Edith’s example I’d like to say that I have a copy of “Grandma’s Pear Tree” made out to “Juliama,” so if any of you know a “Juliama” tell her I have her book.
Writing on the Sidewalk