I know I have mentioned what an amazing author NJ Walters is, but she's also a really great person. It was a little while ago that she did this, but I think it's worth telling people about, even if it's a bit late on my part. This is another reason, on top of her fantastic stories, that NJ has become one of my favorite authors. Not many people would do for someone what she did for me.
I had emailed her to ask if I could get her to autograph a book for me. She's an e-author, meaning she writes e-books. But, her first two Tapestry stories had been released as a regular book and I wanted to get her to sign it. She pointed out that she lives in Canada and it would be cost prohibitive for me to send the book to her. So guess what she did? She autographed a whole stack of bookmarks that had the covers of her various e-books on them and sent them to me.
As if that weren't great enough, she sent them to me without asking me for an SASE. How many authors do you know who'd do that just because you asked them for an autograph? Nine times out of ten, you'd have to pay to get an autographed anything. But NJ sent me the bookmarks and even a handwritten letter all for free. I was so over the moon and I still am. I keep my signed bookmarks in a little metal lock box. Whether they have tassels or not, and these don't have tassels, my cats like to knock my bookmarks around and I end up losing them to the netherworld. I never want to lose these so I keep them where my cats can't get them.
NJ Walters is a fantastic author. You all know I'm a huge fan of her Tapestry series. But, she is also one of the kindest people I have ever had the fortune to correspond with. She's just an amazing person.