"Dear Mr. Anthony,
"I need your help. I'm at wit's end and am grabbing at straws, so I decided to write to you in hopes that you might take a few minutes of your time for my daughter Jennifer.
"Jennifer is twelve years old, and has very much enjoyed your Xanth series. Unfortunately, at the moment, she is in no condition to be able to enjoy your latest offering. On December 9th, 1988, while walking home from school she was struck by a drunk driver, and she has been in a coma ever since...."
Piers Anthony responded to this mother's plea with a long letter, only the first of many. Jenny responded. Slowly at first, she began fighting back toward consciousness, and then health. Through it all, her favorite author sent her encouragement and sympathy and laughter and love.
These warm, compassionate and wise letters to Jenny offer an unusual glimpse into the heart and mind of one of America's bestselling writers, and a look at reasons behind his personal relationship with his legions of fans.