Incredible compliment for a writer

I am so honored, excited, and thrilled! A reader created fan art for Scars! And it’s beautifully done, too, depicting a scene early in the book. Just…wow. (beaming) That is such an incredible compliment for a writer to receive. As are all the wonderful, wonderful reader letters I receive! I love hearing that Scars has moved people.

Have you ever drawn fan art for a book? Ever sent a letter to a writer? If you have a favorite book, you might want to consider doing so. Authors love to hear from our readers!

PS If you click on the small image, you can see it much larger, in more detail.

About Cheryl Rainfield

I write the books I needed and couldn't find as a teen. I write teen fiction--paranormal fantasy and gritty realistic fiction. I'm the author of SCARS (WestSide Books, 2010) #1 ALA QuickPicks, and Governor General Literary Award Finalist, HUNTED (WestSide Books, Oct 2011), STAINED (Harcourt, 2013), The Last Dragon (HIP Books, Sept 2009), and Walking Both Sides (HIP Books, 2011). I also enjoy drawing, surfing the web, connecting with people I like, doing crafts, and being with my dog.
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4 Responses to Incredible compliment for a writer

  1. Oh, I love it! That’s awesome. When I was growing up, I drew a lot of fan art as my mom read aloud to me, but I never sent it to the authors. I feel a bit egotistical for admitting it, but it’s actually one of my greatest wishes that when my book comes out readers will make fan art for it!

  2. Lisa, that’s so cool that you drew fan art for books your mom read you! And there’s nothing wrong with wanting that for your own book. It’s a lovely feeling.

  3. How nice for you!

    I never wrote to authors as a child (wish I had), but now I love to send notes of thanks and good wishes whenever the urge strikes. As part of the writing community, I think we all like to hear from one another, no matter what stage of the journey we are in.

  4. Thanks, Amanda.

    I’m glad you send notes to authors now! I try to, too, sometimes, or blog about them or write a review; it’s so lovely to know when your work is appreciated.

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