When I finish reading a book by one of my friends I always send them a quick email and let them know what I liked about it. I can’t help it. I think it’s because I’m always so thankful to read a great romance and when it’s written by someone I know, I want to tell them how much I enjoyed it. Since I’m quite the miser with compliments, this is a bit out of character for me.
However, I’ve never sent fan mail to an author I don’t know. I wonder why. I did ask a few authors what they thought about fan mail and was excited to hear that they love it! Even if you read a book of theirs from years ago, they love receiving your reaction to their stories. In fact, the authors I corresponded with said they reply back to fan mail! How great is that?
Have you ever sent fan mail? Did you hear back?
I did once send fan mail. We'd met my hubby's favorite author, a NYT bestseller, and I took a picture of him with my husband (you can visualize the starstruck look on hubby's face!)ReplyDelete
To surprise my husband, I mailed a copy of the picture with a SASE and a letter telling the author how much we admire him, and thanking him for his graciousness when we ambushed him. He signed the picture, and sent back another signed picture inscribed to both of us, thanking us for being fans.
While some authors may be snooty, I think most of them are just like us - extremely appreciative of their readers, and happy to receive a kind word now and then.
That's such a great story, Laura. I bet your hubby was thrilled. I find it amazing that some NY Times Best Sellers still take the time to respond to fan mail. That seems like a daunting task, but let's face it, Romance Authors are the best!ReplyDelete