CONTEST – I Need A Cute Catch Phrase To Sign Books With

Posted January 03, 2012

I promised myself that before my next book signing I would come up with a cute/witty/intriguing/memorable phrase to sign THE VEIL with. You know – something to put between the “To [Person’s Name]” and the “Cory Putman Oakes” on the title page.

Well, my next signing is coming up on January 14 (YAK Fest! Can’t wait!) and I have not been able to come up with anything so . . . I am opening it up to you in the form of a contest.

HOW TO WIN: Leave a comment below with your suggestion for the catch phrase PLUS your Twitter handle. (I promise to follow anyone who comments, plus that’s how I’ll notify the winners).

WHAT YOU WIN: If I pick your phrase, I will send you a copy of THE VEIL (signed, using the new phrase!) There is a chance for multiple winners if I end up getting more than one phrase I want to use (so feel free to enter multiple suggestions).

Haven’t read THE VEIL yet? Here’s the blurb from the back cover, just to get your creative juices flowing:

Seventeen-year-old Addison Russell is in for a shock when she discovers that she can see the invisible world of the Annorasi.  Suddenly, nothing is as it appears to be—the house she lives in, the woman who raised her, even the most beautiful boy in town all turn out to be more than what they seem.  And when this strange new world forces Addy to answer for a crime that was committed long ago, by parents she has never known, she has no choice but to trust Luc, the mysterious Annorasi who has been sent to protect her.  Or so he says . . .

Thank you in advance for your suggestions! And hey, if an author has ever signed a book to you in a way you found obnoxious, creepy or weird, I’d love to hear about that too (don’t embarrass the author by including their name – just tell me what they said that creeped you out). It’ll be just as helpful for me to know what NOT to do :-)


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  1. cindy hogan

    January 3, 2012 at 11:52 am


    how about
    Nothing is as it seems
    Look beyond the obvious
    Reality is never what it seems

  2. Supagurl

    January 3, 2012 at 11:57 am


    To: blah blah blah

    Hope you catch a glimpse!

    your signature…

    hmm maybe that is corny jeeze LOL


  3. David Faulkner

    January 3, 2012 at 12:06 pm


    Victor Hugo said, “Virtue has a veil, vice a mask.” Perhaps sign the books, “Virtue has a veil”?

  4. Laura Pauling

    January 3, 2012 at 12:17 pm


    Take a peek behind THE VEIL. If you dare.


    What a great contest!

  5. Vivien

    January 3, 2012 at 1:18 pm


    I just recently had an author sign my first and last name. I thought that was creepy. I mean, I’m a married woman, and god forbid if anything were to change, I wouldn’t want a reminder. O_o Just thought it very odd.

    “Who do you believe?”
    “Break through the veil to see the truth.”
    “Look beyond the veil…”
    And because I love forgeign languages…here’s some latin quotes.
    “fides et veritas”
    faith and truth
    “Veritas vos liberabit”
    Truth will free you
    “veritas vos liberabit”
    The truth shall make you free
    “fictio cedit veritati”
    Fiction yields to the truth

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  6. Karen Hooper

    January 3, 2012 at 2:30 pm


    Veil, evil, live.
    So few letters, so many possibilities.

    Man, I’m lame. This contest is great though!

  7. Kelli Spear

    January 3, 2012 at 2:41 pm


    This is a fun contest! What a cool/unique way to involve fans!

    “Things Aren’t Always As They Seem”

    “Reality Can Be Stranger Than Fiction”

    “Uncover The Veil”

    “There Is Always More Than Meets the Eye”


  8. May Richard

    January 3, 2012 at 3:22 pm


    Lift the veil, see the world.
    Uncover the veil, discover yourself.
    Kiss me through the veil.
    The veil is thin between hell and paradise.
    Let the veil fall silently off.
    John Rawls once said: The principles of justice are chosen behind a veil of ignorance.
    Edward Fitzgerald once said: There was the Door to which I found no key; There was the Veil through which I might see.
    Look through the veil, you see the beauty.


  9. Penny Grubb

    January 3, 2012 at 5:16 pm


    Alex ‘Hurricane’ Higgins, snooker player, had a library style stamp made up with his ‘signature’ on it. Appparently all you could hear at his signings was the click-click-click of him stamping books. Apart from not wanting to, I wouldn’t have the nerve, nor am I famous enough to get away with it. He was a bad-tempered so-and-so.


  10. Ashley Chen

    January 3, 2012 at 5:42 pm


    How about “Can you see me? Lift the veil.”


  11. Jennifer Armstrong

    January 3, 2012 at 10:46 pm


    Disappear behind the ‘VEIL’
    Lift the veil to release the magic

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