Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Slocum Lake, anyone?

I'm trying to find a Slocum Lake. I think it's in the US, maybe Canada. You see, I got a fan letter forwarded by the Black Library. It was from "Kevin Skiera, c/o Miss Highsmith, Slocum Lake Road" ... and that was it. No state, no city, no zip, no country.

It was a great letter. Kevin is reading The Guns Of Tanith in his middle school reading class, and the assignment was to write to the author. I'd write back, if I had his address. Can anyone help with a suggestion? Kevin? Miss Highsmith? Anyone who knows Kevin or Miss Highsmith? At the very least, can you tell him from me thanks for the letter, I'm glad you liked the book.

8 comments:

Sredni Vashtar said...

I think you're looking for Wauconda, IL

Wauconda Middle School is in Slocum Lake Road, pleasingly enough.

just call me Sherlock...

Jeff Preston said...

It is indeed this school. Called them up and Miss Highsmith is a reading teacher there:

Wauconda Middle School
215 Slocum Lake Rd.
Wauconda, IL 60084
(847) 526-2122

Kevin Skiera said...

Thank you for hunting me down!
You found me; Kevin Skiera.

Sorry about leaving out the key details on my letter. Today at school I received your email from Ms. Highsmith. Thank you for going through all the trouble to locate and respond to me. You made my day! I will be anxiously awaiting any of your new book releases.

The men of Tanith will live on in my heart forever...

Your loyal fan, Kevin Skiera

Xhalax said...
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Xhalax said...

Great Googling Moogely!

Is this guy great or what?

It's always great when you find out people you adirme take the time to read what you have written. But searching for you to say 'Thanks' is something else.

Mr. Abnett, I tip my hat to you!

Ringo said...

Just curious as to how someone would obtain a mailing address to send you fanmail, Mr. Abnett. I've wanted to do so for quite some time, but never knew how. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Personally, I think Mr.Abnett
should be paying more attention to his blog. Although, that means he won't be thinking about writing. God, i'm so conflicted.

Dan Abnett said...

Hello Kevin. Glad we finally made contact.

And Ringo - you could always try sending it care of the Black Library.

Thanks to everyone who helped out with 'The Mystery Of Slocum Lake', especially sredni. Kudos on the Saki handle, sredni.