I got the greatest fan letter on my MySpace the other day! The guy who wrote it has set his account so that I cannot directly respond to him, so I thought I’d repost it.
Here goes. The Subject line reads: “Dude…. I loved your book.”
“Alright so there I was, vacant as can be, in Books a Million, and I saw this bright red thing poking out amongst the other books. It turned out to be some creepy pencil, and I thought the book was going to be some sadistic story about a random kid, but then it turns out that it was the most (awesome) accurate book I’ve ever read that was in first person of a high-school boy. And it wasn’t one of those crappy ones that are all generic and stuff.
Anyways, I recomended it to all my friends, and so far everyones loved it (‘specially the dudes).
Oh, um… is the game that Tyler was playing real? If so it’d be so freakin’ aweomse to play. 😀
Keep up the great writing. And God Bless. XP”
I don’t know if he’s going to read this, but here is my answer: Dude, you totally made my whole month. Thanks for taking the time to write to me. Keep reading and looking for weird book covers.
::contented sigh:: You see, this is why I love writing for teenagers.
Lots more writing for me today, and doing stuff for my mom, and sending out even more mail, and getting ready for tonight. “What’s tonight?” you ask. I will be participating in the ALAN Online Book Chat at 9pm (EST). Join us!!!!!!!
P.S. The game played in TWISTED is not real, but if anyone wants to buy the development rights…..