Lisa Jackson Sent Me An Autographed Book!

Last Updated on: March 17th, 2017

me holding a book I got from author Lisa Jackson

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:

my tweet from lisa jackson

 

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.

lisa jackson tweets on april 30

 

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:

screenshot of a tweet to lisa jackson

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.

Do you???

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!)

 

14 thoughts on “Lisa Jackson Sent Me An Autographed Book!

  1. I’m so happy for you! I know you will treasure that book forever! I don’t have a signed copy of any book, but I hope to meet my favorite authors and get them to sign their books.

  2. Erica says

    What a great story. It just goes to show that you should always give things a shot. You absolutely never know what might happen. I have an autographed copy of my cousin’s book. He has since passed away so it is really neat to have.

    • says

      Erica, I bet you are happy to have such a wonderful memento, and I bet you cherish it! 🙂

      Thanks for reciprocating the comment, too. I’m glad I met you via LinkedIn.

      Tell me more about your cousin’s book. What is it called, and what’s it about?

  3. Catarina says

    This story really shows the benefits of building up relationships on social media. Having patience and not expect rewards immediately are key ingredients. Congratulations. Lorraine!

  4. Paul Graham says

    Hi Lorraine. Your excitement is palpable and the Lisa Jackson story well told. I fully agree that you wont get what you don’t ask for and a creative barter serves both parties well. I cant say I have any prized physical possessions but understand that a link to someone we admire, whether it be tangible or simply a memory is of the greatest value

    • says

      Paul, I was pretty excited! 😉 I still am, even though I know she’s a regular person and not the Queen of England. I just think it’s cool that I had a chance to connect with her.

      A memory is a great gift, too. The sad part is that, as we get older, we forget. That’s why it’s good to have things written down or objects that will trigger memories – especially of happier times.

      I hope you have many happy memories!

  5. This is a great example of what can happen when you sincerely reach out to people. I’m impressed – I don’t know if I’d have the courage to try to strike up a social media friendship with someone who I consider a celebrity. I just may now, though! BTW, I love pinterest. I’m heading over to follow you. 🙂

    • says

      Meredith, sometimes you just have to take a deep breath and reach out! What’s the worst that could happen? They don’t reply, or they say “no.” Big deal. No one gets hurt. And what’s the best that could happen? You get what you asked for, and maybe even more!!!

      You love Pinterest? Great! I am still trying to use it more often than I currently do. Can you tell me what you love about it, please?

  6. says

    Lorraine Reguly
    So this is the blessings of social media and especially of Twitter we can have direct access to any person or whatever stature she is and can chat, befriend and make our wishes related to her prowess fulfilled. It is rightly said that the result of first election of Obama first published at CNN and then Twitter quoted it but in second election CNN was referring a tweet of Obama to break the election results.
    So it ups to us how we explore and exploit the maximum potential of social media and get into networking of great great influencers to make our online presence more and more eye-catching.
    Thanks a lot for sharing your wonderful experience of using Twitter and getting a great gift from one of your favorite writer. I am looking forward to your review on her book.

    • says

      Mi Muba, I agree that social media is powerful. It definitely allows us to connect with those with whom we otherwise would be unable to reach!

      Ah, the joys of the digital age!

      I’m not finished Lisa’s Jackson’s book, Tell Me, yet, but as soon as I am done, I am going to review it and then find a Featured Friday slot for it in my website publishing schedule! It’s good to hear you are looking forward to my review! Thanks!

  7. Dyane Harwood says

    This is SO cool Lorraine! I love this post and how you asked for what you wanted….and got the autographed book and a virtual connection with this author! :)))))) You are a total inspiration!!!

    • says

      Dyane, my actions in this instance prove that you don’t always know what’s possible. Just because you ask for something doesn’t not mean you will receive it, but not asking at all pretty much guarantees you won’t!

      Sometimes it’s just a matter of reaching out and being honest. Sometimes it’s that simple.

      I’m glad I have served as an inspiration to you, but I’d like to know what actions you are going to take to (hopefully) make something happen for you.

      Is there someone you want to connect with? Is there a particular author who is your favourite? Tell me (pun intended) what you are going to do, Dyane!

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