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I just got back from our big vacation to CA (we live in FL), where we met Valerie Tripp at the American Girl store in Los Angeles!!! Both of my girls were dressed in colonial dresses, fashioned after the illustrations in Felicity's books. We were the first to arrive, and Valerie was sitting by herself. We walked right up to her, and she was so friendly and approachable! She talked TO both of my girls who are 7 and 4. When she found out how far we had come and that we had never been to an AG store before she told my 7yo to go upstairs and find Felicity's world, and to look at the other characters' dioramas. She personalized each of the books to my girls, not just a signature, and even signed a book to bring home to a friend! What a wonderful experience!
I was wondering if anyone else had had a chance to meet an author of a favorite book or series or had written to an author and received a response?
When I was in school eons ago I met Rhoda Wooldridge, Missouri author, one year and Scott Corbett another. I still have their books that they signed.
Another author that I wrote to was Sydney Taylor of the All-of-a-kind family. She replied and sent a personal photo of her in Scotland. I rewrote to her years later and received the most special hand written reply from her husband. She had since past away and made the most edifying comment about my handwriting. He said it showed I was very creative. I have kept that letter, it was the first time anyone outside of my family had paid me a compliment like that. I was a teenager and that letter opened my eyes to how paying someone a sincere compliment could really increase their self-esteem.