Thursday, August 14, 2014

Fan letters to novelists

Do you ever write to authors?

Guess what I found in my “jewellery” box when I was looking for our Dennis the Menace Fan Club badge last week?

Two postcards to me from Carol Shields. THE Carol Shields. I had written to her on two occasions to thank her for particular books – I’ve never written to any other novelist -  and she had responded.

Carol Shields' message

This was before I had started writing myself. Now I know how welcome is a letter or email from someone who has enjoyed a book I’ve written. It makes my day too.

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful postcard. I heard CS speak at the Melbourne Writers Festival & she signed my copy of The Stone Diaries. She was such a generous writer.