I saw the book Envy by Gregg Olsen right after it came out. Always attracted to a pretty cover, I grabbed it and read the synopsis. I was intrigued, but I didn't allow myself to buy it. I was trying to be good.
Instead, I looked up signed copies and couldn't find any. I hunted down Gregg on Twitter and asked if he was doing any signings.... Of course right after that, I found an event in Seattle at The Dauntless Bookstore. I emailed them and asked about mail order.
Meanwhile, Gregg had gotten back to me and said he'd sign and send me a book plate, I just needed to DM him my address. I told my husband about the offer and even though at the time, neither of us knew what a book plate was, he said I should except it.
At the same time, someone from the bookstore had gotten back to me with the answer of yes, they did mail order. So, instead of asking for the book plate [which we had Googled by then], I ordered a book for the signing.
Gregg had tweeted about the event beforehand and I answered him about having my book on order and that I couldn't wait to read it...
Fast forward to the evening of the event and I got an alert from Twitter... Something from Gregg saying that he signed a book for me today. I asked him if I needed to be concerned that he knew it was me. [I spell my first name oddly, but it's not listed that way on Twitter]. His response was a smiley face.
And when I got the book, it could be one of the best inscriptions ever. Made me giggle like a little girl.