A word about letters
Occasionally, I am lucky enough to get mail from my readers. Sometimes it's email, sometimes it's good old-fashioned snail mail. I know it takes a special effort to pick up a pen (or open a word file) to write to an author, and these letters mean a lot.
However, if you've ever written me via snail mail you probably did not get a response. I do apologize for this. Snail mail goes through my publishers' mailrooms, cavernous places that I assume look like this:
Suffice it to say, I don't always get the mail, and rarely in a timely manner. In 2011, an entire eighth grade class wrote to me as part of a class assignment. They will be graduating high school soon. I just got their letters.
That said, please don't be discouraged! If you want to write to me please contact me through my website email address. I will do my best to respond. I might not always succeed, but I do try. Hearing directly from my readers is one of the most amazing things about being a writer.
So, to all you letter writers, thank you for your patience and understanding. And congratulations, class of 2014!