April 21st, 2006
|squinky80||10:44 pm - Letter to Francesca...what do we all think?|
April 21, 2006 10:40 p.m.
I have been a fan of your writing for the longest time. I initially was a fan of Suza Scalora...and one day while perusing the library I found your book I Was A Teenage Fairy. I noticed it because the cover was one of Suza’s photos...and I figured, “hey, if this author chose this photo as her cover, she has to be cool.” So I picked it up, and didn’t put it down until I finished it that night. And I probably went out and bought it about a week later, so I could read it again without the hassle of re-checking it out from the library.
I was enthralled and enchanted by the vivid and beautiful language and of course, the story line. The characters, theme, setting...everything jumped out of the page and into my imagination where I felt like it had been waiting to be released for a long time. I though to myself...”now here is someone who can put all the things I have always been feeling onto a page and make some sense of it,” and I literally loved you for that, as I still do.
After that first novel, I went out and started my collection of all your novels...that is, when I had the extra pocket money to buy a new book. I admit, I still haven’t read all of them...but I am getting there. I like to pour over them several times before moving onto the next, and I often find myself going back to them again and again.
The second book I read was Dangerous Angels! I read the first page...and instantly fell in love with everything the book encompassed. Once again...I just knew “this woman gets it...she spectacular!”
It’s been about 4 years since I picked up that first book, and I honestly don’t think I’ve lost my vigor and spirit...and love for the books that made me feel complete...your books. I am still finding new online communities to join to discuss your novels and new websites about you or your books, and new information...and I am still reading your novels. I eat them up.
I wanted to say thank you. Thank you for understanding, and for taking that understanding and putting it out there for all to see. Your novels have changed my life in a very big way. They opened my eyes to beauty and grace that I had never known before. They showed me pain, sorrow, beauty, imagination, creativity, happiness, longing, and most importantly love. If I ever feel like I need one of those things...I pick up Violet and Claire, or Missing Angel Juan, or I Was A Teenage Fairy and I instantly get what I need. Magic.
I have a few questions for you if you would be so kind as to answer them. I would really appreciate it.
1. Your books describe so many amazing foods. I am a HUGE lover of foods. Are these things that you have learned to cook over the years? Have you ever considered writing a recipe book?
2. I have heard talk recently that you might be turning The Weetzie Bat Books into movies. Who would you cast as your ideal Weetzie, Witch Baby, and Cherokee Bat?
3. Your books describe the most beautiful and amazing clothes and accessories imaginable. From moccasins to fringed mini-dresses, to the perfect sunglasses, and large taffeta dresses. Where do you get your fashion inspiration and what kind of things do you hold dear in your own closet?
4. And finally...even if I don’t want to be a writer (although I love to write, I want to pursue costume design) what would you say are some life lessons that you couldn’t have gone without knowing that have made you a true success?
Thank you so much for being a huge inspiration for me and so many others. There is no way we can ever repay you.
Current Location: my house
Current Mood: accomplished
wow...your like...me...or something...every word you wrote was EXACTLY the way i feel...when i found out she would be doing book tours again i totally flipped out, since i missed her last one. i've been checking her site every day. wouldn't it be spectacular to meet her?! i've been practicing what i'll say and figuring out what to wear! i'm planning on decorating a jean jacket complete with wings, a collage of faeries, and quotes from her books. *sigh* i do love that woman...
I knew there had to be people out there who felt the same way I do. I'm glad to have finally met one of them.
I would be so ecstatic to see one of her tours. I must look for locations near me!
Your jacket sounds pretty much awesome. You should post a pic if you make it...I would really like to see it. I will post some pics of me and my friends dressed as faeries later if you would like to see them. Just let me know.
i have a beautiful fairy picture that my ex girlfriend took of me, but i have to scan it and the scanner isn't set up, but i'll send it to you when it is!
Awesome, I would love to see it. Is there an e-mail address or a way I could send you the faerie pictures without having to post them to a community. I posted them a long time ago, and I don't want to be redundant. But I really want you to see them, because I have a feeling you will appreciate them a lot.
of course! my email address is email@example.com. what's yours? i have to add you to my approved list or your email will just get lost in my junk mail filter.
Mine is firstname.lastname@example.org Alright, I'm just going to send you some of the pictures in an attachment, so I'm sorry if it takes some time to load. I'm not sure how fast your computer is.
i have dsl so it should be fine. thanks!
sorry to bother you but do you know where to send her the letter? i cant find an address :/ i also read i was a teenage fairy first and now i own all her books :)
oh and i do recomend seeing her in person, it is extreamly wonderful. shes sooo smiley and omg she just puts off this aura that is soo empowering. take care and hope you do get to meet her. take care
No bother at all. I have the address at my dads house, but I promise, I will get it to you in less than a week.
I hope I can eventually meet her as well!
oh no prob whenever you can id so appreicate it!!! did you send your letter yet??