I like to contact writers with praise for their books, writing questions, etc., and every writer I’ve ever contacted has replied to me. Through the little miracle of internet and email, I’ve been able to converse with some of my favorite writers, and it never ceases to amaze me when I see their names in my inbox.
Three days ago, I sent Anne Rice an email telling her how much her Christ the Lord books and her spirtual confession moved me, and she replied within 12 hours! It was a genuine thrill to see her name in my inbox. I had to keep pinching myself.
Then I contacted Jodi Picoult to ask her if she used/recommended a publicist, and she wrote me back within minutes!
I once emailed Kate Mosse (the writer not the model) about her books Sepulchre and Labyrinth–which I enjoyed immensely–and she wrote me back within a week.
I’ve also conversed with Tracy Chevalier, author of Girl With The Pearl Earring, over email.
I mean Anne Rice, seriously?!
(Sorry for the stupid post today, but I’m in celeb shock, and it’s all I can think about.)