Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Another Gushing Fan

That was in the subject line of an email I wrote to Beatrice Colin, author of The Glimmer Palace.

It goes on:

Dear Ms. Colin,

I am not yet finished with "The Glimmer Palace," but can't wait till I'm done to write you. There is nothing better than to entrust one's self, body and soul, to the capable hands of a writer at the height of her powers, and that is a pleasure I'm currently enjoying. I chose your book purely at random at the local library (a chance I sometimes take) and can't believe my luck. Naturally, I will hunt down everything else you've published and look forward to anything new. You have a remarkable gift.

Yours very sincerely,
Mr. Schprock
Boston, MA USA

And she wrote:

Dear Schprockie

Thanks so much for your email. I'm thrilled that you're enjoying my book and flattered by your comments. It's always wonderful to hear from readers.

I do have another book coming out in March here in the UK called The Songwriter and you can keep up to date with reviews, news etc on my facebook page.

So far it hasn't been bought by an American publisher but hopefully will be soon. The book trade, like every other, is suffering at the moment.

I hope you have a wonderful, book-filled holiday. With very best wishes for the season,


Needless to say, I recommend the book.