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My blog is about writing and illustrating children's books which I have been doing since 1974. www.gillianmcclure.com has all my books. I also have another blog: www.paulcoltman.blogspot.com where I publish my father's poems.

Tuesday, 5 January 2010


Last year I had my most successful book signing ever - with a queue going across a school hall and out of the door. The trouble was I had two broken wrists. I'll not forget the agony and ecstasy of signing so many  books with arms in plaster.

Giving a signed copy of a book to your grandchild is very special and it's not hard these days to find an author or an illustrator to sign your book when good independent bookshops hold frequent author/ illustrator events. Here are a variety of signatures. Michael Rosen's:

Michael Morpurgo's with a little squiggle:


If you're lucky you might get several squiggles:

 Philip Ardagh adds a special authenticity stamp to his signature:


And something extra over the page:

Some illustrators like to do a little drawing

- that is if they haven't broken both their wrists.

1 comment:

  1. OMG i was going to blog about this but you beat me to it! and i love the cool photo of you signing with broken wrists!