Where best to write my fan letter to an author?
November 17, 2011 7:23 AM Subscribe
How best do I contact an (aged, not terribly well known) author? Via her publisher? Who do I address it to so it doesn't go straight in the bin? Are there any other ways?
posted by ClarissaWAM to media & arts (7 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I have finally decided to write a letter of thanks to Judith Kerr
, whose Pink Rabbit books greatly influenced me as a child and who I still think of fondly decades later. I'd like
for my letter to reach her, though it won't be the end of the world if it does not.
Would I just address it to her, c/o her publisher? Is there a specific... department I should be sending this to? (Author Relations, something like that, I don't know.) I don't have any other "professional" information about her. Clearly though fan letters can reach authors, as Letters of Note
has taught me.
(I know she lives in Barnes, London, but have ruled out hanging around the local supermarket. That's a bit creepy, and with her being 88 it's likely she doesn't go out an awful lot.)
Thank you all!