Lisa Jackson, one of my favorite authors of all time, recently sent me an autographed copy of one of her books! Can you believe it? (Neither can I!)
How I got an autographed copy of Tell Me:
I connected with Lisa Jackson on Twitter last year. On March 7th, 2013, I opened an email to see this:
I was pleasantly shocked to see that she actually replied to me.
Yes, at the time, I was new to blogging, new to social media, and a starstruck fan.
I had only had my computer for about three months at that point.
Over a year later, I sent her another Tweet. Of course, this is after connecting with her on Goodreads (as friends), and after commenting on and “liking” several of her Facebook posts.
I sent her this Tweet because I wanted to see what would happen.
I honestly wasn’t sure she would reply. But she did. Positively.
As it turned out, we began Direct Messaging one another.
And a month later, I had an autographed copy of one of her latest novels in my hands!
Naturally, I was ecstatic! While I don’t want to say that this book is my most prized possession, I have to admit that I am “old-school” and think that having an autographed copy of one of Lisa Jackson’s book is “groovy,” “cool,” “the bees knees,” “simply right on,” “awesome,” and “fabulous!”
I love my book so much that I actually didn’t even want to read it and ruin it’s value. (Ahem, it’s in mint condition!)
So I posted this on Twitter:
Yep. I bought a digital version of Tell Me.
I’m reading it now, and I’m thoroughly enjoying it – so far.
I’ll be posting a review of it when I’m finished reading it.
Of course, I have a couple of other book reviews to post, too, but you’ll hear/read about them when the time comes (on Featured Fridays).
For now, I just had to brag a bit at my good fortune. 😉
Call me starstruck. I really don’t care.
I love Lisa Jackson. Well, her writing, anyway…
And now I’m following her on Pinterest, too, as she recently joined this site. 🙂
I love authors
I love learning from other authors, whether traditionally published or self-published.
I think all authors should support one another, even if you don’t particularly like their genre, and to prove this point, I have a special sci-fi author being featured this coming Friday! (I don’t like science fiction; never have, never will…)
But I do like suspense novels and murder mysteries.
And now I have an autographed copy of a book written by one of my favourite authors.
Share a story about YOUR most prized possession in the comments please!
(FYI, the other two authors who comprise my top 3 faves of all time are Lisa Gardner and James Patterson – and if either of you care to do what the lovely Lisa Jackson did, I’d gladly hold up my end of the deal of Autographed Copies in Exchange for Reviews? Yes! Yes! Yes!)