Friday, June 29, 2012

Fan Mail Friday

I've never posted fan mail on my blog or Facebook before, but I thought it might be fun to do after seeing some other writers post a few of their precious letters.

I've also realized that I'm actually a very disorganized person (yes, this epiphany has *come* to me for about the thousandth time now!) 

Because I've never created a folder in my email box to hold all the lovely and adorable letters I've received from kids around the country. I've also gotten a bunch of snail mail, too. Which is actually quite silly and stupid because it would take a whole lotta time to find them now . . . 

There are so many ups and downs with a writing career (mostly feels like downs - at least they last a whole lot longer!) that I need to keep my letters to remind me that I actually created something important and special and to have the proof that I touched someone's heart or life with my words.

So I've been digging around and rustling up a couple here . . . and a picture! I received an email from a teacher who said she had some girls who'd read THE HEALING SPELL and anted to write to me. About two months later, the letters arrived AND the teacher took a picture of them holding their very own copy of the book in their hands! Wow. It brought tears to my eyes. I keep it sitting on my shelf next to me and take a peek once in awhile to remind me of who I'm writing for - and that they're waiting for the next book.

And aren't they absolutely BEAUTIFUL? I wish I could reach through the picture and hug every one of them! Just. Adorable.




Letter #1:

Dear Mrs. Kimberley Griffiths Little:
I recently finished reading The Healing Spell.  I loved it. Usually I wouldn't finish reading a book because the beginning would not get me hooked but the second I started reading your book I couldn't put it down . . . (there's more but in the interest of time/space . . . )
Sincerely,
Jelilah
P.S. When I would check out a big book I would freak out. But all you have to do is forget how many pages are in the book and just enjoy the great book for itself.

Great advice! 

Letter #2:

Dear Mrs.Little,

Ok first let me say hi hows its going? Ok. I would like to say Circle of Secrets is the best book made in history beside the bible of course. But i really love that book and it will be soooooo awesome if you made a book similar to that. Oh and i have read the last snake runner to loved it. But i really love Circle of Secrets. I'm a 11yr old girl who my mom came from Louisiana and my dad mom is is creole so new orleans and i can relate too the setting. And i can imagine this story in my head so i love the imagery. So i think your the best author ever. Really outstanding. i read books everyday i am very well a book worm. But Circle of Secrets is a truly outstanding book. Please right back Mrs. Little.

 *love*, *love*, *love*!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Second only to the Bible? I think I scored a home run. :-)

P.S. I just created a Fan Mail Folder in my Inbox.

Happy Weekend!

~Kimberley

P.S. I'm off to celebrate my wedding anniversary! Do you have any big plans this weekend?

3 comments:

Barbara Watson said...

Kids are so genuine! I want to hug those girls too. And 'the best book made in history beside the Bible of course.' LOVE THAT! That will keep you going for a long time.

Christina said...

How fun is this?! These girls are so amazingly adorable. Thanks for sharing their letters. I hope you do this again next Friday.

Caroline Starr Rose said...

I am in love! These are precious, Kim. xo Enjoy your anniversary weekend.

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