Have you ever written a fan letter--why or why not?

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
May 29, 2017 11:55am CST
A few weeks ago I wrote a very rare 'fan' letter (I think it may have been the 5th one I have written in over 70 years) to Rita Mae Brown just thanking her for the years (and books) of enjoyment that she given me--today I received a very gracious 'thank you' note as only a true Southern LADY can write including a few personal remarks. Now it goes in a frame and up on my "Wall Of Fame"! If you want to read a classic book read her "Rubyfruit Jungle"--a moving biographical story--she has also written an excellent book for writers--if you are a cat lover and/or an animal lover you have to read her 'Sneaky Pete' mystery stories where her cat and farm animals help her solve mysteries in her small southern town--she has written books about being "Master of the Hounds". For more about her and her books http://ritamaebrownbooks.com/
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@amadeo (78596)
• United States
29 May 17
while Roddy McDowell was playing in Worcester,MA. I went to see him .He sang you belong to my heart. Fell in love with him and wrote a note to say I love you. at the back door stage.This I always keep in mind. Sad that he is gone.Yes,one time.
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• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
29 May 17
I wrote Joan Crawford a letter and for YEARS she sent me Christmas and birthday cards!! LOL
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@amadeo (78596)
• United States
29 May 17
@GreatMartin wow.Now that is a huge fan there.Do you still have them.Or your kidding me.Never can tell when you are serious there.
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• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
30 May 17
@amadeo No, not kidding but I just kept one.
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@Corbin5 (122985)
• United States
29 May 17
Thank you for recommending Rubyfruit Jungle . Will definitely give this a read. I am a big animal lover and I would enjoy the mystery stories too.
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• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
29 May 17
I have read it many times and it always affects me and I never fail to get a laugh reading her co-authored Sneaky Pie books.
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4 Jun 17
Hi, how are you
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• Banks, Oregon
30 May 17
I will have to check out some of her books
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• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
3 Jun 17
Start with "Rubyfruit Jungle"
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• Banks, Oregon
3 Jun 17
@jaboUK (55159)
• United Kingdom
29 May 17
No, I've never written a fan letter in my life. That was nice of her to send you a personal reply.
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• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
29 May 17
Well I consider the limerick you sent me for my birthday a fan letter!!!
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@jaboUK (55159)
• United Kingdom
29 May 17
@GreatMartin Oh ok - I forgot about that
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@Ruby3881 (1997)
• Canada
29 May 17
I've never read her, but I think I may look to see if the library has any of her novels. How lovely that she responded personally! I'm not one to write fan letters. But I think if the recipient takes time to read and reply personally, it becomes more of a human exchange than the standard fan mail. How wonderful that you took the chance and she responded so graciously!
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• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
29 May 17
If you can get Rubyfruit Jungle first--once you start you won't put it down!! And the books she 'writes' with the cat Sneaky Pie are fun.
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@BettyB (4205)
• Summerville, South Carolina
29 May 17
I haven't heard of her, but her books sound interesting. I'm going to check them out.
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• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
29 May 17
She is on the level of Maya Angelou--if you can get her book Rubyfruit Jungle first--it is a serious enthralling biography and then read her light-hearted Sneaky Pie books.
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@BettyB (4205)
• Summerville, South Carolina
30 May 17
@GreatMartin I'm definitely going to read it. I think the library has it, if not, I'll download it onto my Kindle.
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@ramapo17 (26042)
• Melbourne, Florida
7 Jun 17
@GreatMartin Maya Angelou is a very interesting person. I have never read anything from her but saw her on tv a few times.
@prashu228 (25519)
• India
29 May 17
No never, ..
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• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
29 May 17
Why not?
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@prashu228 (25519)
• India
30 May 17
• Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
3 Jun 17
@prashu228 That's not an answer :O)
@rjain1055 (595)
4 Jun 17
NO i am not write any this kind of stuff