With only 46 days (!!!) to go before Cress hits stores and I take off on my epic Cress book tour, it’s time for me to start brainstorming the all-important saying that I’ll write in the book during signings.
This is one of those weird things that kind of stresses me out every year. While a generic saying, such as “Enjoy!” or “Happy Reading!” would no doubt be perfectly acceptable, I really like to write something that relates to the book. Ideally I’ll also have a saying that is gender-neutral.
For CINDER, my go-to phrase is:
Once upon a future . . .
Though if I have more time, I might spice it up by writing:
May the glass slipper always fit.
May your fairy godmother always be on call.
Live long and charming.
For SCARLET, I usually write:
Beware the Big Bad Wolf.
But for CRESS, so far all I’ve come up with is:
Let down your hair.
Which is okay, but a little cheesy and feminine and, you know, what if I’m signing for someone who’s bald?
So I’m seeking your help, guys! Obviously, I know that most of you have not yet had the chance to read CRESS, but I’m open to any ideas that reference Rapunzel or the first two TLC books too.