Wednesday, 9 April 2014
I hope you make books for the rest of your life
Lost Gargoyle books, and so decided to write to me.
Lucky, lucky me! I sat reading and re-reading for an hour, chuckling, thinking, and being really moved and impressed. Some kids had ideas for my next book (they were really good ideas, I wondered how I could borrow them), some told me their favourite books, their dreams, their hopes, their greatest fears. It was all really, really sweet (okay, I cried a few times, too).
Or this one, "You should write another book." You are so right, young lady, and I should get on it, shouldn't I?
Tomorrow, I will write a long letter back to them, and try to answer their many, many questions in a reasonable and interesting way. I hope I can inspire them as much as they did me.
And maybe, if I try hard and channel my inner 8-year old, with a little luck I'll be as kind and sweet as they are.
Here are a few other posts about great questions, letters and visits:
"I would pick the book over candy"
"Top 10 oddest things I've been asked at readings"
"What's the last book you're ever going to write?"