I never got into book signings until later in life. As a child, it never occurred to me that this was a thing. Having been in the writing industry for a number of years, I now enjoy a good signing. It's a chance to meet authors face to face (if only briefly). Even in short time periods, you get a sense of an author's sincerity and authenticity.
Now that I'm a mom with a rambunctious almost-three-year-old, I've asked authors to sign books to the future him. It's been remarkable to see award winning writers write cool notes to the little guy. Hopefully these will inspire him one day.
Here are a few:
Animals Anonymous, Richard Michelson, award-winning poet
Mountains Beyond Mountains, Tracy Kidder, Pulitzer Prize Winner, Non-Fiction
The Sympathizer, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Pulitzer Prize Winner, Fiction
A Brief History of Seven Killings, Marlon James, Man Booker Prize Winner, Fiction