What better way to begin the new year than with this lovely story. A few years ago, I was honored to learn that a young reader from California, Eleanore Hamilton, received an honorable mention in the Letters About Literature program for a letter she wrote to me about how much Hattie Big Sky meant to her. (find my post about that here)
A few weeks ago, I received this charming email from Eleanore:
Hello Mrs. Larson!
It’s Eleanore Hamilton. I wrote the letter to you about Hattie Big Sky through Letters About Literature 3 years ago. Remember? 🙂
Well! You won’t believe what has happened since then! I wrote and published a book! It is called Violin Notes, A Playing Journal with Tips and Tricks to keep the Violin Fun. It is meant to turn violin practice into play.
I just wanted to tell you that because it it kind of a full circle: you wrote a book; I read it; I wrote something about your book; you read what I wrote; you wrote something about what I wrote; and now, I have written a book and I want to inscribe and send a copy to you!
Thank you for being the very, very original spark to write something that will affect someone in a good way.
I am on cloud nine about Eleanore’s book, and though I am most musically un-inclined, I can’t wait for my own copy. I suspect to find great tips that could apply to writing as well as making music.