Write a letter to an author

Set your letter up



Author's Name                                                                                                            Your address

c/o publishing company                                                                                                city, state zipcode

street address

city, state zipcode


Dear (Author's name),


Paragraph 1:  Introduce yourself.  Your name, where you go to school...perhaps how you came to read the book(s) in question.


Paragraph 2:  Describe to the author why you like the book(s).  Is their something particular about his/her style of writing...plot development...characterization.


Paragraph 3: Come to a closure



Your name


  1. Print out a copy of your letter for your teacher.

  2. Consider mailing a copy of your letter to the author.  Many authors' addresses can be found at the following sites: