OK, so here’s the back story: last semester for my Media & Society class (which I LOVED, by the way, but that’s beside the point) we had an assignment to write about books in our lives, and part of the assignment was to write a letter to two of our favorite authors for the “engagement” portion of the process. So I chose JK Rowling and David Sedaris, and I don’t think I need to go into details why I chose them. (I am, however, planning a post about my favorite books/authors.)
ANYWAY, over a month ago I got a form letter back from JK Rowling (click to make it bigger),
along with a stock photo, which more than I expected, given the amount of fan mail she must get, and it was still pretty cool, especially with the Hogwarts letterhead at the top.
I was more hopeful about getting a response from David though, because I’d heard of fans getting postcards and obscure packages back from him. But today I went to check my mail and lo and behold there was a postcard addressed to me from David Sedaris! It was a complete shock and totally made my until-then-mediocre day!
Here’s my original letter for context:
(my thanks to my good friend Katie Twiss for the paint brush story)
And his postcard:
Yeah, no big deal, David Sedaris and I are pen pals now.