It’s great to see your book’s reviews and your interviews in the media. It’s good for the ego. But what brought tears to my eyes was not a mention in the papers, but an email. It is a special email for me. It’s from almost 11-year-old Medha, a student of Sardar Patel Vidyalaya. She attended the first detective workshop I did in Delhi in her school. After going back home, she ordered my book and then read it whole. And she emailed me.
For me, this was the first confirmation that the detective workshops are bringing the characters of my book alive for kids. This was also my first fan email from such a young fan. And let me tell you, if you haven’t had a 11-year-old appreciate the work you do, you haven’t seen nothing yet.
Posting her email with a huge smile here.
Hi, I am Medha. I attended the Bookaroo workshop which was held in Sardar Patel Vidyalaya. I read The Ghost Hunters Of Kurseong.
IT IS THE BEST BOOK I HAVE EVER READ!!
It was a really nice mystery and I kept guessing the culprit until I read the conversation between Mr. Saki and Inspectorji. It was fun to read.
Please write back i am a big fan of yours!!
I have written two emails to her already. I hope she replies back again. For it touches my heart so.
UPDATE: She replied back and we are conversing back and forth. Here’s something else she told me which made my day:
“Most of my friends have your books.They all loved it very much! Many of my classmates are reading it right now. Please keep writing more books like this one it was awesome!”
Thanks Medha, you make my weeks!