One of the biggest thrills about being an author is receiving fan mail – a note from a complete stranger thanking me for something I wrote or praising something about one of my books. It’s an amazing feeling! I try to share my love when I read a book that touches me. These days it’s easy to contact an author, either via their web site or Facebook or Twitter.
In my last post, I raved about author Jojo Moyes and the two books of hers that I read (and LOVED): Me Before You and The Last Letter From Your Lover. I contacted her via her site to let her know how much I loved her books. I didn’t expect to hear back because she is a “Big Name Author” on tour, but guess what? I received a very gracious and warm email from her – apologizing for the delay in her response (yes, she’s touring). I am over the moon! A note from a new favorite author! Wonderful!
Have you read a book lately that you loved? Why not drop a note to the author and let her/him know? Just in time for Valentine’s Day! Spread the love! Happy reading!