You know, if I'm doing a book signing, I figure if I put on make-up and earrings and made sure I've got a good pen, I've gone over the top for preparation. Crowe's Nest has a post up about Grace Lin baking and decorating 80 cupcakes, putting them in boxes and then putting the boxes in goody bags with some homemade paper flowers, a poster, and an activity sheet all to give out at a signing...where she also did a slide show.
Don't those paper flowers look like the things we all made out of tissues and bobby pins when we were in grade school? Because I think I could do that. Though it wouldn't relate in any way to anything I've ever written.