Author Name: Lisa Jackson
The ultra-inspirational tale of Lisa Jackson, the fitness-phobe who became a best-selling running author and ultra-marathon runner (she’s twice completed the gruelling 56-mile Comrades Marathon). Each chapter will focus on a different life lesson running has taught Lisa, plus the stories of the amazing runners she’s befriended during 60-plus marathons. With a super-slow average marathon time of 5h45 – and having come last in four – Lisa dubs herself ‘The World’s Slowest Marathon Correspondent’ in a writing career that’s seen her donning fancy dress to cover races in cities as diverse as Jerusalem, Hong Kong and New York.
Length of Sample (in words): 3200
Running Made Easy, 2003 (Collins & Brown) Over 100,000 copies sold, was 13th in Amazon’s list of the world’s best-selling sports books (The Economist; May 2005), and was in the top 500 on Amazon for over four years and has 101 five-star reviews.
Adore Yourself Slim, 2011 (Simon & Schuster) Close to 10,000 copies sold, has 33 five-star reviews on Amazon, and was favourably reviewed by almost every major publication in the UK, from The Sun (chosen as one of 2011’s top 9 self-help books), Daily Mail (which published an extrace) and Daily Express to Cosmopolitan, Closer and Sainsbury’s Magazine (Book of the Month).
Projects or Proposals Offered:
A 70,000-word inspirational running memoir with a self-help slant
Experience, Credits and/or Awards:
Lisa Jackson’s first book, Running Made Easy, has sold over 100,000 copies and has been the UK’s best-selling beginner’s running book for over 10 years, while her second book, Adore Yourself Slim, was published by Simon & Schuster in 2011. She is a Contributing Editor at Women’s Running, the UK’s fastest-growing women’s running magazine. Lisa also regularly writes for Men’s Running and Sportsister.com, and has written features for The Independent, The Independent On Sunday, Runner’s World, Triathlete’s World, Running Free, Zest, Women’s Walking, Reveal, Cosmopolitan and BBC. She has hosted two beginner running camps for Adventures in the Alps.
Excerpts from Reviews or References:
The friendliest running book on the block, by a self-confessed hare and her friend, a self-confessed tortoise. The Economist
The authors of Running Made Easy… are on a mission to spread their passion for running to the masses. They’ve made a great start by creating a friendly, accessible book to encourage the beginner and propel the more experienced runner to greater success… Real-life running success stories reinforce their ‘anything is possible’ approach and colourful illustrations and a light-hearted approach will inspire even the most jaded runner. UK Runner’s World
BOOK OF THE MONTH
Adore Yourself Slim. Sainsbury’s Magazine
Lisa Jackson is the former fitness-phobe who became a marathon maniac, ultra-runner and best-selling running author. A very keen marathon runner, she has now run 61 marathons and two 56-mile ultramarathons in 18 different countries – and frequently comes last!
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