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Post by Vanessa » Sun October 12th, 2008, 1:25 pm

[quote=""Maggie""]I received two books hubby ordered for me (Moondance of Stonewylde and Solstice at Stonewylde) and they were both dedicated to me and signed by Kit Berry the author. :D
They are the only books I have that are signed.[/quote]

I have these books on my TBR pile. The author is supposedly writing five books in the series, depending on the feedback and popularity. She's written 3 so far.
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Post by Christine Blevins » Sun October 12th, 2008, 2:10 pm

I have a couple prized signatures in my historical novel collection. I was able to have Diana Gabaldon sign my first edition hardcover OUTLANDER at the Historical Novel Convention last year. At HNS I was also able to meet Bernard Cornwell and get his signature on THE WINTER KING and THE GALLOWS THIEF.

JMJACOBSON: A question - is Charles Dickens' great-great-great-grandson named "Charles Dickens" ? What a cool authograph to snag!

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Post by JMJacobsen » Mon October 13th, 2008, 2:43 am

[quote=""Christine Blevins""]

JMJACOBSON: A question - is Charles Dickens' great-great-great-grandson named "Charles Dickens" ? What a cool authograph to snag![/quote]

Christine - his name is Mark Charles Dickens, which was still very neat since he wrote a personal inscription to my son. I think 2006 was the last year Mark did the signings. Nowadays it's Henry Dickens Hawksley, which for some reason reminds me of ol' whats-his-name from the movie Titanic. ha.

Now the signed 'Outlander' is very, very cool. Wow.

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Post by EC2 » Mon October 13th, 2008, 8:56 am

I've just remembered this one and it kind of goes in this thread.
I was asked by a reader for several signed bookplates. I duly sent them. I got a happy dance reply saying that she was thrilled..... and they were all going to be stuck in her Harry Potter books!!! Eh?
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Post by diamondlil » Mon October 13th, 2008, 8:59 am

That is VERY odd!
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Post by pat » Mon October 13th, 2008, 11:17 am

[quote=""EC2""]I've just remembered this one and it kind of goes in this thread.
I was asked by a reader for several signed bookplates. I duly sent them. I got a happy dance reply saying that she was thrilled..... and they were all going to be stuck in her Harry Potter books!!! Eh?[/quote]

How weird!

Some people!
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Post by sweetpotatoboy » Mon October 13th, 2008, 5:06 pm

[quote=""EC2""]I've just remembered this one and it kind of goes in this thread.
I was asked by a reader for several signed bookplates. I duly sent them. I got a happy dance reply saying that she was thrilled..... and they were all going to be stuck in her Harry Potter books!!! Eh?[/quote]

Yes, that's very strange. Doing that in the first place - but also telling you!!

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Post by EC2 » Mon October 13th, 2008, 5:54 pm

[quote=""sweetpotatoboy""]Yes, that's very strange. Doing that in the first place - but also telling you!![/quote]

I know. I think perhaps she didn't quite understand what's supposed to happen with bookplates. It's going to look a bit weird if she ever gets around to selling her Harry Potters!
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Post by donroc » Mon October 13th, 2008, 6:15 pm

I have Anita Shreve's signature and personal notes on her first four novels and a trio of the same from Barnaby Conrad who has kindly given permission to use his positive comment for a blurb on the cover of Rocamora.
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Post by Marc » Thu December 17th, 2009, 12:55 pm

Yes, I have also a book signed by Michelle Moran.But I don't like signed books.
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