The thing is, this letter is practically public already. An author on one of my loops asked, hey, anyone else get this? And, hey, wow, yes! At least seven other authors I know of got exactly this letter, with only the names changed. Same typos and everything---and we all got it in the last couple of weeks.
Hello, my name is [name removed] and I am a huge fan of your books! They are so wonderful I could hardly put them down to go to bed at night!! I am patiently awaiting your next book because I know it will be just as wonderful as the others. I have recommended your books to several of my good friends and they are all in wow of them as well. I was wondering if it wasn’t too much trouble if you may have some autograph book plates and bookmarks that you may be able to send to me? I know you are extremely busy so I wanted to keep this e-mail short and I thank you for taking time to read my e-mail.
You’re Fan,[Name removed]
I'm just intrigued and curious. Why does she want all those book marks? Is it some kind of bet? Is there really someone who truly does love a whole lot of us to the max? (and that would be way, WAY cool, by the way.) Is she looking a cheap source of decor? Does she hope we might send her a book or two?
It's fine with me. I'm not upset by something that could turn out to be a spam letter. I'll write back and say (truthfully) I don't have bookmarks or autographed plates. I considered asking her which book of mine is her favorite, but that seems sorta rude.