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Seems I'm now collecting Author Signatures. I have a personally autographed hard back copy of Mystic Warriors of the Plains by Thomas Mails.

Maybe that one was cheating since he did it when I interviewed him years ago.

Plus a copy of Lonesome Dove signed by Larry McMurtry

and now a personally signed copy of Jailbait Zombies by Mario Acevedo in which he wrote "Better Undead than Unread!"

On Tuesday, one of my new favorite authors, Richelle Mead who writes this amazing series on a Succubus living in Seattle, will be in Naperville promoting her new book Blood Promise which is in an entirely different series than the Succubus books I'm reading now. This would only be my second ever author signing event. So is it a big faux pas to ask an author to sign a book other than the one she's currently promoting? Because I really want her to sign my copy of Succubus Blues.



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Aug. 27th, 2009 05:59 pm (UTC)
If you have/buy something by Ursula Vernon, I can get it signed. UNless she's in a crappy mood, in which case I'll save it until she's not in a crappy mood *grin*
Aug. 27th, 2009 06:17 pm (UTC)
I'd do that just to have an author's signature. Email your address to me at


And I'll get "It Made sense At The Time" out to you which I have. And if you want any photos of mine let me know.

Aug. 27th, 2009 06:25 pm (UTC)
That's cool! I LOVED writing to authors I liked when I was younger, and I still have a big pile of letters I received from them - Anne McCaffrey, Clyde Bullock, Roald Dahl, Judy Blume, and Susan Cooper are standouts to me, still, because they were so kind and helpful. I don't think it's a BIG faux pas to ask the author to sign a different book other than the one currently promoted; you should just ask her - she says to on her site, anyway.
Aug. 27th, 2009 06:46 pm (UTC)
I wrote to her the other night, praising her skill as an author which I'm sure sounds like all the other fan boys and girls out there. I'm hoping the event isn't horribly crowded though for her that would probably be a good thing.

Aug. 27th, 2009 06:39 pm (UTC)
I don't think it's a faux pas. I went to a signing with Sara Vowell, and though she was promoting one book, everyone brought her other books for her to sign as well. So I don't think it's wrong or in bad taste.
Aug. 27th, 2009 06:46 pm (UTC)
Cool. Thanks!

Aug. 27th, 2009 06:53 pm (UTC)
I saw her in Portland! She's so great.
Aug. 27th, 2009 09:36 pm (UTC)
Yeah, she's awesome!
Aug. 28th, 2009 04:18 pm (UTC)
I agree. I don't think they would mind. You can always buy the new book also.
Aug. 27th, 2009 10:42 pm (UTC)
Wow Thomas Mails! That is SO cool. (I admit I'm a little jealous;)

I think most authors are happy to sign their work, even if it isn't the work being featured..as long as you don't bring in more than 2 or 3 books.
Aug. 27th, 2009 11:17 pm (UTC)
Thomas Mails is a really nice guy. I have a poster signed by him too and photos of him from when I interviewed him. Very smart man.

Aug. 28th, 2009 12:08 am (UTC)
As long as it's the same author, I think other books are fine, though it would also be nice to get her to sign the book she's plugging, if that's a possibility. In any case, if she turns down signing one of her own books, she'd be an ass.
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