Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Settling On A Brand...for now

I've noticed that I enjoy writing on Rhodia paper. I seem to have several versions of their products. So, I post these photos for you.
To heighten the interest in Rhodia products, Stephanie at Rhodia Drive has a huge Rhodia Give-Away going on right now! Enter to win a pack of 3 Rhodia items (technically 4) and discover for yourself how nice this paper really is!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

I won

Yesterday I discovered a suspicious brown envelope in the mail. Apparently I entered this over at Rhodia Drive and I won a Rhodia Bloc pad. Rhodia is great paper.
So now I have 70 sheets of creme smooth writing ahead of me. Thanks to Stephanie at Rhodia Drive and Karen at Exaclair USA for providing this awesome prize. I think the notepad has a retail price of around $12.50.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Writing to an author and having them write back!

I purchased this book
about a month ago at a little bookstore in Ogallalla, Nebraska. It is a collection of 30 western short stories written by Elmore Leonard in the 1950's and 1960's. I like reading short stories and like Elmore Leonard's style. In the years since, he has been a very successful author and screen writer. As I read the stories, I felt like I wanted to write Elmore Leonard a letter. So I did and ended up mailing it to him in care of his publisher in New York City. Imagine my surprise today when the mail revealed a return letter from Elmore Leonard!
I've covered the return address in order to respect Mr. Leonard's privacy, but I can say that it definitely did not come from his publisher in New York. He answered the only question I asked in the letter and signed it with what quite possibly could have been a fountain pen! Have you ever written to anyone famous?