Keep On Writing

I found this letter and matching envelope tucked in a copy of "If This Be Treason" by Margaret Echard. The letter is from Echard, answering a letter from a fan of her writing:

Jan 7 '46

Dear Margaret Johansen,

Thank you for your Christmas greetings and the nice things you said about the books. It is always heart warming to an author to hear from a reader like you. My only other book beside the ones you mention is "Before I Wake." Have you had that one yet? I hope to have a new one out before too long.

I wish I could give you an infallible rule for success in writing. I know but one. If you feel the urge, write and keep on writing. There is no short cut.

Good luck to you and Happy New Year.

Margaret Echard

The book was published by Doubleday, 1944.

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  1. Well isn't that something, what a great find! Now I feel like I need to find this book and read it. :)

  2. That was wonderful. I really enjoyed that one. Thanks!

  3. Can you sell them as a set? I'd buy it. I'd also buy that cover. That's one of the most intriguing ones I've seen in a while.

  4. C.B - I think I'm keeping this one. I like it.