Saturday, March 25, 2006

Author Love

I am so excited right now, and I think only people who are real, real, real fans of writing and reading will understand my excitement. I just received a gift in the mail from an author I truly, truly admire, but not in the Annie Wilkes / Paul Sheldon way in Misery where I want to kidnap her and chop off her feet at the ankles. More like how Jennifer Weiner feels about Cameron Diaz. (But that's not the author I'm talking about, although I love JW too, but I think-- no, I DO! -- I love this other author more).

This author sent me, plain old me, just one of her thousands, and yes, I have to say thousands, probably even millions, of readers, something that I will cherish my whole life. This item is now going to be one of the things on my list of: ITEMS TO GRAB FROM HOUSE WHEN IT IS BURNING DOWN IN FLAMES, only after CHILD #1, CHILD #2, CHILD #3 (assuming husband can get out of the house on his own).

Just the thought that a busy best-selling author would take the time to do something like this is so incredible to me. I hope that someday I will have fans of published novels that I have written, and if I do, I will always remember the feelings I've had when an author takes the time out of their busy schedules of family, writing, promoting, marketing to do what may seem a small gesture but is actually a tremendous gift that touches the lives of just one of her readers.

Thank you to my BFF! ; )

6 comments:

Caryn said...

MM, don't leave us in suspense? What's the book? Who's the author? At the very least, it's nice to have book recommendations. I promise not to stalk her.

Christa said...

yeah, wtf??? you didn't even mention what the cherished item is.

Bobita said...

WHAT IS IT????

(Dying of suspense...)

cubmommy said...

I have to know what you got and who it is! Please tell!

Manic Mom said...

I have been sworn under secret oath and cannot reveal this wonderful author yet. But let me tell you, it is the best book I've ever read in my life! I finished it last night, and wanted to go right back to page one and read it all over again. And I never reread books.

Charity said...

You are a mean mean mean woman!