A child’s letter
When a child invests the time to write to an author, I feel it is our responsibility to answer that letter. Whether it is one child sending a letter or a whole classroom. The reason? Think back. When you were a child, how would it have felt to have received a letter from the author of the book you just finished reading? Yeah, pretty amazing! That is a memory a child won’t soon forget.
Notify parents and teachers of your policies
Most of the time, teachers or parents will not know your policy in regards to letters. It may or may not be on your website. Do you include that information in your letter to the school? It is always easier for you to make the offer than it is for them to ask. They may not want to intrude on any more of your time or they may not even realize your willingness to write to the students.
When creating your classroom activity worksheets be sure to include a form letter! This is a wonderful opportunity to encourage and mentor children.