Call me a fan, but I may be not

I’m your biggest fan
I’ll follow you until you love me ~~ Lady GaGa (Paparazzi)

Happy second week everyone … I hope that everyone in the US is keeping warm. At the same time I hope everyone in Australia is staying cool – hot hot hot days coming our way !

Anyway – we’re staying with the subject of fan letters, but this time we’re reversing the situation, asking about us writing fan letters.

Unlike Jeff, my mind is not as good when it comes to remembering things, but I’ve written a few in my lifetime. LOL. I’m not sure why or what made me do it.

One of the first letters I wrote was to a German singer called Jurgen Marcus at a very tender age … Six? Seven? I’m pretty sure it was him. But I still can remember receiving a reply. It was probably a standard reply, but nonetheless, I was stoked!

Another letter I wrote was to Steve Askew. Kajagoogoo had just broken up and he’d started a new band – “Smalltown Elephants”. I had heard a few songs, had his address and wrote how much I enjoyed his new material. He wrote back (handwritten!) and thanked me for my letter and told me about any future plans the band had at that stage. Unfortunately, that letter got lost in transfer while moving to the other end of the world. I really appreciated Steve taking his time to reply.

Then there are comments I’ve received. One was a comment in regards to a review I wrote for a Jill Shalvis book. Jill left a simple comment thanking me, but considering she’s one of my favourite authors, it meant a lot to me.

I also received a reply from Cherry Adair. I reviewed her book (“only” 3 stars) and because blogger made her life difficult that day, she went through a bit of effort to email me. I loved her reply and I can’t wait to hopefully meet her next year at the RWAus Conference in Sydney. She sounds like a real “fun” person! Kudos to Cherry!

Bottom line, there have been more fan letters written than received.

What about you all? Ever written a fan letter?

About Iris B

Iris Blobel was born and raised in Germany and only immigrated to Australia in the late 1990s. Having had the travel bug most of her life, Iris spent quite some time living in Scotland, London as well as Canada where she actually had met her future husband. Her love for putting her stories onto paper has only recently emerged, but now her laptop is a constant companion. Iris resides west of Melbourne with her husband and her beautiful two daughters as well as her dog.
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11 Responses to Call me a fan, but I may be not

  1. I don’t think I’ve ever written a fan letter – but I did sent a High School graduation invitation to our President and I got a reply back! (Okay, that is a little known secret that the office of the President will always respond to HS graduation announcements!) So, it doesn’t really count, but kinda!

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  2. jeff7salter says:

    I love that Steve Askew sent you a hand-written reply. The celebrities [performers, whatever] who leave everything to office assistants or computers are really missing golden opportunities to make a connection which can last a lifetime in memory and affection.

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  3. I am impressed with your handwritten answer, too,Iris.Sorry it got lost.I am going to have to think hard to com eup with Friday’s post.

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  4. pjharjo says:

    You’ve heard about the only fan letter I’ve written, to a singer like yours was. You also know about the lack of response I received. At the time, I suppose I would have been “stoked” too, but life goes on… 🙂

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