In May 2019 my husband, brother and sister in law and I went to Ireland. On a trip to the Hill of Slane I met a man, his wife and young daughter. Our interactions were voices wrapping around stone walls, voices that traveled up stairwells that led to long gone floors. His voice encouraging a stranger who was scared of heights but wanted to climb, me watching the child play with her mother on the hill. The visions of that day are clear. Our interactions were brief but so very pleasant.
When I left the Hill and returned to the car park I put one of my books on their car windshield for their young child.
Weeks later I received an email from Loic in Germany, with a picture of their young child reading my book. He had tracked me down via my book and blog to email me his family’s thanks. Since then we have maintained an email contact. His name is Loic, his wife is Silke, and their daughter is Laetitia.
After I finished my book “Yellow Door” I sent him a copy. Today, I received the most amazing gift. With Loic’s permission I am posting his letter and picture. For someone to read my book and then make it part of their life and include me is beyond what I ever could have hoped for as an author.