Inspiration From The Distant Past

Inspiration From The Distant Past
Found note in an old book... warms the cockles of my bookish heart...

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Utterly Fantastic Fan Mail!

Yes! I did it! I was reading Clarice Bean Utterly Me, when I had this utterly amazing idea: To write to Lauren Child! (My absolute favourite writer in the history of utterly amazing writers!) 

So I asked my bestest friend in the whole widest world what she thought, and then it hit me! (Yet another utterly amazing idea!) We could both write to her, she LOVES Lauren Child too, so it works out.

So, we wrote the letter, and we included a drawing that we did. I was quite proud.

 And we even decorated both sides of the envelope!

Here is one side:

And here is the other side:

Writing fan mail is so much fun!

Have you ever sent fan mail to a favourite author? 

  Sorry for the photo quality!


  1. She will be thrilled. Hope you hear from her.

  2. How exciting! Please follow up and let us know what she writes back. Some authors may take a long time to respond, but they love to hear from their fans!
    Is this the Charlie and Lola author? I LOVE that show. I haven't read the books, but now I may have to start reading them since my little one is getting older and you recommend them so highly!

  3. I have a funny story that I will share about an author I contacted.

  4. How lovely for the author to receive this letter :)
    At school, my class all wrote letters and poems to Michael Rosen as they all loved listening to and watching his poetry. I sent them off in a big pack and we got a nice letter back. I hope you get a response from Lauren.

    1. Hi Lauren,

      My daughter would love to send him a letter, so I would be really grateful if I could get the address for her. She would be so thrilled!



  5. What a fun looking project! And I love the artwork-- just like the books. You and your friend are sure good at drawing!

    Yes, let us know if you hear back from Lauren Child. I've never contacted an author but there are lots that I should thank for entertaining me so well.

  6. I want to be a published author just so I can get a letter like this!

  7. Stopping by from the Thursdays Favorite Things Hop!

  8. She will love it. I haven't written to favorite author as a fan. But I am fortunate to have some friends who are authors. xo


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