Thursday, August 02, 2007
Letters! We Get Letters.....
Booking Through Thursday
Have you ever written an author a fan letter?
Did you get an answer?
Did it spark a conversation? A meeting?
(And, sure, I suppose that e-mails DO count . . . but I’d say no to something like a message board on which the author happens to participate.)
- Yes I've written an author a fan letter. I have written some when I was younger - maybe 18yrs old. I got snail mail letters replied back from authors like Judith McNaught, Julie Garwood. I remember being so excited over that! Back then I have not know about internet yet. But when I did, I began to write an email letters to some of the authors letting them know how much I've enjoyed their books. And which characters are my favorite. And then ask questions about what upcoming books she going to write next. It is fun to see replied from the authors in my email inbox. And discover things about them, their family and how nice they are. Authors make you feel comfortable to want to share things with them as well. Authors like to chat and interacted with their readers and hear what they think of their books too.
Like the conversation I had with Suzanne Brockmann through emails. She is one of the nicest person I ever met. Through emails, she make sure that everything is alright and taken care of me when I have concern about booksigning events, one time. I have spoken to her husband (who is book author as well) who assure me that they will make sure I will be comfortable at the signing, since I am shy person. What I didn't know was that he was going to seek me out and talk to me and my sister. I had nice conversation talking with him while we were waiting in line. When it came to my turn to see Suzanne Brockmann, her husband told her who I was. And she welcome me with an open arm. She made me so comfortable that I forgot to be shy. Since then I always requested Suz to sign my book as "To Shy Asian Gal in Louisiana". What amaze me was that she remember who I was every time I requested that personalize signatures :) She remembered all of her fans.
Over the years, letters I have written to an authors through snail mails were all kept in the red chest box. And over the years, some letters that I have written through emails( authors like: Suzanne Brockmann, Nora Roberts, Anne Stuarts, Roxanne St. Claire, Rebecca York, Diana Gabaldon, etc...) were comfort interaction between authors and I that I will remembered. It made me feel good that I have made authors feel good when they tell me that they love to hear readers praise them about their books. But it also the easiest and faster to get answered on some burning questions you have from authors upcoming books as well. It really nice when authors interacted with their readers. That why I continue to emails them (But I haven't done so lately) :)