Wednesday, 11 February 2009


This is my latest piece of fan mail. It's from ten-year-old Kiera Bayliss and it's a genuine expression from the heart. I imagined that her mother had helped her out with the wording of it. But no. Kiera asked if she knew me to talk to, and when the answer came back in the affirmative, she gave her mother a sealed envelope and said, "Well will you give that to him, then?"

It's lovely when children approach me and tell me they really enjoyed the book and that they can't wait for the next one. It's lovely when parents inform me that their son or daughter has done a presentation about it before their class at school. But there's something really heartwarming when one receives a letter like the one above.

Thank you Kiera (and Alex Cain, who sent me something similar recently). It is very much appreciated.