This week’s Book Blogger Hop question: Do you ever get comments from authors when you have posted or tweeted your review?
Despite all those links back to authors’ sites, as far as I know, no author has noticed the link-back. Or at least, they haven’t told me about it! I have sent letters or emails to a few favorite authors, usually mentioning a review, and received lovely letters back.
Gordon Korman seemed happy to get a letter about Semester in the Life of a Garbage Bag, commenting that it’s nice to hear a response to one of his older books. Juliet Marillier complimented my review of Wildwood Dancing (and responded to my comment about the “twist” ending). And Geraldine McCaughrean wrote me the best letter ever when I wrote to her about The White Darkness—and mentioned that she had recently had lunch with Richard Morant, the audiobook voice of Titus, and shared my review with him. I had not intended for the comment about “a voice worth following to Antarctica” to reach the original source…but she told me he was “appropriately tickled.” !!
After those kinds of responses, I keep meaning to write more letters to authors (Catherynne Valente, Marissa Meyer and Jim C. Hines all come to mind as recent favorites) but alas, that falls under the category of, if only there was more time…
Have you ever had an author respond to a review? Are there favorite authors you’d like to write to?