These days, we tend to follow our favorite writers pretty closely. You can read Shannon Hale’s blog, follow Judy Blume on Twitter, or watch John Green’s videos on Youtube. It’s exciting to be able to get little personal glimpses into the lives and personalities of authors.
Next up: letters from authors?
The Rumpus is starting a project called Letters in the Mail. Writers like Dave Eggers, Nick Flynn, Margaret Cho, and Tao Lin send subscribers a letter almost every week. I love getting mail (I’ve asked my husband not to throw out anything that looks like junk mail before I see it, just in case I want to read it), so I think this sounds pretty cool. Although I might have to study up on my non-YA reading to fully appreciate the project.