Way in the back recesses of my mind this is something I have wanted to offer to my fans for a long time but, well, I shall be honest and admit that I simply hadn’t taken the time to figure out how to go about it! Ends up it was very easy and I am VERY excited to be able to extend this offer to all of you.
Here is the scoop: One question I hear so often is, “When are you coming to ______ (name of town) so you can sign my copy of your book?” With very few exceptions the answer is inevitably a nice variation of, “Never!” Not because I have no desire to visit every town on the planet, mind you! That would be fabulous and when I do travel outside of my tiny Central Valley California town for a signing, I always let you know! What I now have to offer is an option that is certainly not as fabulous as meeting in person, but will hopefully be a pleasing alternative.
The above book plates – a fancy term for a sticker that you can peel and place inside the jacket or front page of a book – were created as a way for me to write a personal message and add my signature for you to place inside my novel(s). Designs # 1, 2, and 3 were created by me, and design #4 was created as a gift to me from my pal Abigail Reynolds.
If this is appealing to you, all you need to do is the following:
1 – Send me a “self addressed, stamped envelope” (SASE) to this address:
Sharon Lathan, PO Box 74, Hanford, CA 93230
2 – Include a slip of paper indicating-
- The design # you prefer for each novel
- The name as you want it autographed to
- Any special message, if applicable
3 – Note your email address so I can contact you for questions
4 – If outside the USA just make sure the SASE is stamped with the standard stamp for international mailing of a letter-sized envelope. Basically whatever it takes to send the letter to me will be adequate for me to send back to you.