As Bullwinkle used to ask Rocky, remember?* Anyway, here's today's Booking Through Thursday question:
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.)
I have written many fan letters in my mind, which have led to friendly relationships with many authors, also in my mind.
A while back, I did review a knitting book here, and the author left a comment! That was very cool, and a thrill, to be honest.
I once read an interview with Steven King in some library publication, and composed a letter where I told him just how much I loathe him. It was really quite a good piece of writing on my part, I must say. I didn't send it though, because I realized it was bad enough I'd spent time reading the interview and writing the letter, no way was I going to spend the money on a stamp!
In the mail
Today was the mailing day for the Sockapalooza 4 packages. I got nearly halfway to work this morning, and realized I'd left the package sitting on the couch at home ... but because he is a real sweetie, The Tim mailed it for me when he was out running some errands. So it's on the way to its intended recipient, and it's up to the postal service now. Being that it's headed to the West Coast, I figure it will probably get there more quickly than if it were heading across the river to New Jersey!
Speaking of mail, I got the best little gift in the mail today, from Carol's oldest son (I'll call him Poindexter to preserve his anonymity) - and I have never even met him! I'll scan it and do a show and tell soon. And Poindexter, if you are reading this, Thank you very much, it really made me happy to receive it. :-)
Know Your Cuts of Lamb t-shirt
I linked to this in a previous post, from someone else's blog, and have gotten all kinds of comments and e-mails from people asking where they could get one. If you go to the website for City Knitting in Grand Rapids, Michigan, there is info on prices, sizes, and ordering. They also have tote bags with the design. I had sent an e-mail asking about it, before the info was posted to the site, and got a really nice note back from Lorilee, the owner. Then I got a note from Barb saying she called them to place an order, and when she mentioned that she was in Pennsylvania, the person she spoke to (I'm guessing it was Lorilee) said, "Oh is this Bridget?" I laughed out loud when I read that! Me and Gerald Ford, both famous in Grand Rapids ...
*(No Tim, it's NOT "Fan mail from some foreign flounder," no matter how many times you try to convince me. And while we're at it, Lassie was waving goodbye!)