My Books

Friday, October 7, 2011

best fan mail EVER

Earlier this week I was working on finishing up a manuscript to send off to my editor, which is always a bit scary for me since I'm less confident about my writing than I am with my art. Isn't it funny (and wonderful) how affirmations seem to come your way just when you need them to? Perfect, unexpected little surprises that you need in a BIG way are the definition (at least in the unofficial Betsy dictionary) of my favorite word: serendipity.

So, I thought I'd share three-year-old Adler's heartwarming "fan mail" to me. I got this letter via her mom and dad's email. Dictation begins:
I love you, Betsy Snyder.
I love Sweet Dreams Lullaby. I like all the pages.
I have the same quilt from my Bubbe like the rabbit's.

How do you feel?
What books do you like?

I live in Pepper Pike.
I live in northeast Ohio, too.

From Adler
So, how could I resist? I immediately wrote back:
Please tell Adler:

Thank you, Adler Indiana.
I LOVE that you love my book!
I also have a quilt, one that my mother made for me. The bunny in the book looks like my pet bunny Lu-Lu.

I feel happy that you wrote me a letter. And I feel hungry because it's time for dinner.
I like books about animals and nature and friends the best.

I live in an old house.
I live in northeast Ohio, too!

From your book buddy Betsy
Thank you, Adler. This was just the motivation and reminder I needed.


Megan said...

How lovely!!!

fhiona galloway said...

so sweet! So nice that you replied to-sure that little boy will treasure that letter in years to come :0)
Love your work too :0))

Adam said...
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Josh said...

We said, "Adler--guess who wrote you back...Betsy Snyder."

She was sooooooo excited. Needless to say, we were asked to read it a few extra times.

Thank you, Betsy.
Please let us know if/when you'll be doing a reading in our parts. We'd love it.

Josh and Tyler

Red Fish Circle said...

Love love love his letter and yours.

Red Fish Circle said...

oops, just read the comment before me, HER letter and yours :))

coloredsock said...

oh i LOVE this Betsy!!! it makes me happy too!!