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Subject: Writing to authors....
Date Posted: 4/17/2009 10:58 PM ET
Member Since: 9/20/2007
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I'm wondering what is the norm or apprioate thing to say when you're writing an author.  Like when they offer things from their sites when sending a SASE, do you include a letter, note, mention the series, etc??

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Kelli

Date Posted: 4/18/2009 11:04 AM ET
Member Since: 8/31/2005
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If you want to, you can. They always seem to appreciate fans letting them know they loved their work.

Date Posted: 4/18/2009 2:14 PM ET
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Hi Kelli! 

I write to authors sometimes and if I am requesting book marks or something like that (which many offer) I always include a short note, telling them that I appreciate their work and *very briefly* why I enjoy it.   Every author I have written to (with the exception of Patricia Briggs) has written back, sent  promotional items, and been really appreciative!   ----Diane

Date Posted: 4/18/2009 6:51 PM ET
Member Since: 7/18/2008
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I've only had 1 author so far answer me. But I wrote Lara Adrian about a month ago & I included a note telling her that I loved her books & couldn't wait for the next one.

Date Posted: 4/19/2009 11:04 AM ET
Member Since: 11/15/2008
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I've only written to one or two authors and they have always written a nice short thank you note. I got a very sweet e-mail from C.L. Wilson after I wrote to her last summer, saying that she planned an upcoming book for a charcater I mentiioned was a favorite.

Date Posted: 4/21/2009 2:15 PM ET
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I find that authors almost always write me back and are very sweet!