...but here's something I love: I love getting fan mail. What author doesn't?
And then there are letters like THIS:
Dear Barbara O'Connor:
I liked the book The Small Adventure of Popeye and Elvis. It was really cool how you made it sound like you were actually in South Carolina.
I also liked how you used words like drip, drip, drip. It made me feel like I could really hear that in my heart.
I liked how you made your book come alive. I also liked how you used vocabulary words and I liked how you told us what they meant so we weren't curious, but wondering is good.
I hope I read more of your books and people that read it like it as much as I like it.
Your biggest fan ever,