Wednesday, 17 August 2011
William Shatner Letter Advice Needed!
I know I said I would only post once a week but I need your help. As some of you may know I had two stories accepted for the Tribute to the Stars Anthology, which has just been published by Static Movement.
The anthologies theme was to write stories which if made into a film would have a specific actor in mind. My acceptances were Night of the Therapist, starring Ben Stiller, and Why Do Aliens Love Iowa? starring William Shatner.
On Tuesday I received an email from the editor, Chris Bartholomew, to let me know that the anthology was now available, and that Ben Stiller would be receiving a copy soon. Unfortunately, due to a close family bereavement Chris is not able at the moment to arrange sending a copy to William Shatner. Understandably, she needs to take time off to be with her family. So, I asked if she would like me to forward a copy to him. She has said yes, and sent me what I assume is William Shatner's agent/ publicist's address.
I now have to write a suitable letter to go with the anthology, and given that William Shatner has been one of my all-time favourite actors from a young age, I am a bit starstruck. I have no idea whether he will ever read the anthology, but what if he does? What if my letter is the only thing standing between him receiving the anthology or not? I don't want to be too gushing in my praise but I do want him to read my story.
So, my blogging friends, what should my letter say? I've already decided I need to make mention of the editor and all the hard work she has put in to making the anthology a success. Other than than that, I've been to nervous to think of another thing to say.