Open Letter to John Grisham - Bestselling Author
Dear John Grisham;
There's a good possibility I might be your biggest fan. My fascination with your novels began when I randomly read The Client, okay devoured is more sufficient. Once I completed reading that masterpiece I was hooked.
Savoring all of your works of art was pure pleasure. I learned more about the legal system then I ever thought I would learn, or even cared to learn.
Your childhood dream was to be a pro baseball player, but that didn't work out for you. A legal lawyer you became.
We know by now that everything happens for a reason. From listening to the heartbreaking testimony of a 12 year old rape victim you became a bestselling author. A Time To Kill was born after three years of your dedication. Kudos to you for being determined and dedicated to your new-found craft.
Your first novel was turned down by publishers a few times, that must have been frustrating. That didn't stop you from beginning work on your second novel The Firm. Wynwood Books finally agreed to publish A Time To Kill and the rest is history.
Even though you didn't become a pro baseball player that didn't stop you from being a Little League Commissioner. You go above and beyond to support the young children who also dream of playing in the big leagues. Is must be amazing for them being able to play baseball on one of the six ball-fields you have supplied on your property.
You have impressed your fans with many accomplishments such as serving on the House Of Representatives from 1983-1990.
While reading your novels I always thought it would be exciting to pick your brain (not in a Hannibal Lecter kind of way). I find your thoughts or way of thinking very intriguing and I thought when I grow up I'd like to be like you.
So if you are ever interested in conducting an interview with a rookie writer please let me know. I would greatly appreciate it.
Thank you for giving your fans what they need even when they don't know they need it. Your success as an established bestselling author of 27 novels is a gift not only to you, but to your many admirers. Your gift has given others the opportunity to relax and read. To enjoy and entertain. To relish and reflect. To listen and learn.
How many established authors are able to say that their creations sold over 250 million copies worldwide! That their works of art were translated into 29 languages! You, sir, can say that! I have to be honest and mention that I haven't made time to read your novels from 2011 since I've been a bit busy trying to be just like you.
I've learned many legal lingo's that I didn't know before. Such as I thought a tort was a snack. A brief were men's underwear, that's ironic since one of your first jobs was working in the men's underwear department which you detested until you received a raise and a transfer to the toy department. A client was someone who hired a call girl! I always thought of the defense as a football term!
All kidding aside I also learned that sometimes it's beneficial to find a way to get out of jury duty! That a visit to a cyber cafe in Bolonga, Italy sounds like a nice place to sip a latte. That skipping Christmas would be different and might be fun! I also learned how to make a delicious pot roast!
I'm looking forward to the new TV series "The Firm" based on your novel! 22 episodes have been ordered! How exciting is that? Do you pinch yourself sometimes and ask yourself if this is really your reality? A lawyer in the courtroom one day and now a world famous fiction author! I tip my hat to you Mr. Grisham (well, I don't actually wear hats, but if I did I would tip it)!
Your wife and two children must be extremely proud of your accomplishments. You have left an everlasting impression with me in many aspects of your storytelling.
I wish for you many more years of being the amazing, wonderful writer that you are. Keep on writing and we'll keep on reading!
Thank you for your time. -Sunshine
Meet John Grisham...
Bestselling books by John Grisham
1989 - A Time To Kill
1991 - The Firm
1992 - The Pelican Brief
1993 - The Client
1994 - The Chamber
1995 - The Rainmaker
1996 - The Runaway Jury
1997 - The Partner
1998 - The Street Lawyer
1999 - The Testament
2000 - The Brethren
2001 - A Painted House
2001 - Skipping Christmas
2002 - The King Of Torts
2003 - The Bleachers
2004 - The Last Juror
2005 - The Broker
2006 - The Innocent Man
2007 - Playing For Pizza
2008 - The Appeal
2009 - The Associate
2009 - Ford County
2010 - Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer
2010 - The Confession
2011 - Theodore Boone: The Abduction
2011 - The Litigators
2012- Calico Joe (April)
2012 - Theodore Boone 3 (May)
2012 - The Racketeer
Movies based on John Grisham novels...
A Painted House
The Pelican Brief
The Runaway Jury
A Time To Kill
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© 2012 Linda Bilyeu
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