Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Tuesday Book Chat | 8 May 2018 | Iola Goulton

By Iola Goulton @iolagoulton



It's Iola here. Welcome to our ACW Tuesday Book Chat where we encourage book lovers to answer our bookish question of the week.

This week we're looking at authors we admire (because we all have favourite authors, right?).

Have you Contacted an Author you Admire?


If so, who? What was their response?


We look forward to hearing your thoughts. Please join in the conversation in a comment on this post or in a comment on the blog post shared in our Australasian Christian Writers Facebook Group. Or, if you're feeling wordy (like me), write a blog post and link to it in the comments.

Let's chat! Have you contacted an author you admire?

7 comments:

  1. The first author I ever emailed (to fan girl) about her book was Becky Wade. The book was My Stubborn Heart, which I still count as one of my favourite books ever. She was very gracious, mentioned she had been to Australia, and I felt we bonded a little through our mutual admiration for ice hockey :)

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    1. I loved My Stubborn Heart, and I love Becky Wade's writing. It's great she wrote back!

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  2. Yes several. The first was Gilbert Morris by snail mail. I was so excited when he replied. He also sent a list of all his books and a photo. I wrote back and we exchanged a few letters. He was a wonderful man.
    I have contacted many authors via email after reading books.

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    1. Jenny, Gilbert Morris was a prolific author. I'm impressed he had time to read and respond to his mail given the number of books he published!

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  3. I have to admit that I mostly haven't, although as a reviewer I've had a lot of authors contact me :)

    Here's my longer answer: http://www.iolagoulton.com/bookish-question-57/

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  4. One wonderful thing about social media is the ease of accessing authors. It makes it so much easier for we readers to encourage an author with kind words. I do get a little frustrated with some of the 'big-name' authors who are hard to contact. Even though they may have a social media presence it is often managed by their pub or manager so you're having to communicate via an intermediary so one is never sure if one's encouragement actually gets to the author.

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    1. I had this issue when I wrote via the publisher to a couple authors I used their snail mail address but the letter was returned address unknown. I also hate when an author has a website with not contact info so even if you want to contact them you are unable to.

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