Last month I sent our first three books -- Jean-Pierre Bear, Hercule’s Bad Grade, and Neko of Nagano -- to Chip and Joanna Gaines, hosts of HGTV’s Fixer Upper! Needless to say, I am a huge fan of their show.
I started watching it about the same time we began developing our books. I was especially touched by the obvious love and affection Chip and Joanna have for one another and their little family of four children.
Hmmm. Little kids, doting parents, Apple Tree books? Perfect fit!
I didn’t really expect a reply to my unsolicited gift, but much to my surprise and delight, I received a beautiful thank you note from them!
Then I turned the card over and found a personal note from Joanna thanking me for sharing the books! Short and sweet, but that really made my day!