Reader creations (a.k.a. how you guys make me cry)

Let me get something out of the way: I HATE the word “fan.” I don’t think of anyone as my “fan.” I love readers, friends, bloggers, tweeters, people who enjoy my books … I think you get the idea. I know there’s nothing derogatory about the word “fan,” but it makes me feel kinda weird to think that I have fans, so instead I’d like to call you all friends.

Now that just sounds lame. Hello, friends. What, am I a sixty year old man about to give a reading? Am I Mister Rogers?

Anyway. You guys are amazing, no matter what you want to call yourselves. From the reviews, to the blog posts, to the tweets, to the emails and Facebook messages and whatever else you do … thank you. I read every message. When I write back (and I try to write back to everyone), it’s really me.

But then — BUT THEN — as if your awesomeness wasn’t already making me reel, you send me stuff.

Like this copy of Storm that made the rounds of several bloggers before coming to me. Almost EVERY PAGE has commentary and art and jokes and … it’s simply amazing. I cried when I opened the package. Seriously.

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Or this one, from a young reader? (This has been hanging on my refrigerator for months.)

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Or how about this incredible picture showing all of the characters? I’ve been saving it pressed inside a hardcover book because I want to frame it!

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And it’s not just art!! Check out this fan made YouTube trailer for the books? This blew me away!!

Am I missing anyone? If you’ve posted art/videos/fanfiction anywhere and you’d like me to link it, please let me know.

But from the bottom of my heart, to all of you who take the time to review, to tweet, to email, to Facebook, to text, to call, to send messages by carrier pigeon, whatever:

THANK YOU. You all make this whole journey worthwhile.

16 thoughts on “Reader creations (a.k.a. how you guys make me cry)

  1. Oh WOW! I knew about the book from Facebook, the drawings are awesome, BUT THAT TRAILER! It’s EPIC! That is just so unbelievably good! And it follows the story so well! God that must have taken so much time, finding the write characters, and the right clips, and then editing it all together. That’s just amazing! 😀 I feel I should draw you a picture now, but my art skills suck. I will, instead, just continue to read and love your stories, because you’re such an fantastic author!

  2. I LOVE the art and the trailer they are AMAZING. I love your stories, characters, and how you bring them to life. Your writing is great and each character has grown on me. LOVE. THESE. BOOKS.

  3. Eeeeeeeeeeeeee! Seeing this makes me giggle. I’m so glad you loved it!
    This is the first time I’ve seen that commentary page, though, so it’s EXTRA exciting! ♥

    Brodie’s Magic Mike and Braiden’s pentagram are AMAZING!

  4. What amazing work for such an amazing author! I have to say, the trailer was amazing and I totally agree with the actors chosen.

    Bridget – I love your work. You deserve to be be showered with fan art! While I can’t send you any art (terrible at drawing), I can send you the very best of wishes as you continue to create your own art masterpieces and inspire us all.

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  6. Cute pictures and the trailer was awesome. I am guessing the person who made it is a fan of Teen Wolf. Really good and it followed the stories.:)

  7. I don’t know if you’ve read or heard about it yet but on fan fiction.net, there’s a vignette about the future of your characters that i really like. I think you should read it. And I love your books!

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