When you have a Twitter conversation with a character from a book

Something fun happened to me on Twitter this week! I tweeted the link to my post, “On mystery writer Laurie R. King, Sherlock Holmes and fan fiction” and a few hours later, I found myself in a conversation with none other than Mary Russell from King’s book, The Murder of Mary Russell! Russell was a little frustrated that I called her memoirs fan fiction, but we quickly became friends. Take a look at our exchange:


I’ve talked to authors on Twitter before, but never a character from a book. You just never know, do you?

Stop by tomorrow for my formal review of The Murder of Mary Russell…

…and thanks for visiting!

15 thoughts on “When you have a Twitter conversation with a character from a book

    1. Haha! I know – I enjoyed it once I figured out what was happening. Twitter is a great way to connect like that. Very fun. Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Shalini!

    1. Thanks Jill – it was totally unexpected and I wasn’t even sure what I was reading at first. But once I understood, I had a fun time jumping into that world! Thanks for reading and commenting. Hope all is well down there.

  1. I’ve seen characters tweeting with people but as a sort of meet-and-greet/Q & A set up by the author or publisher. Having the character contact you is awesome. 🙂 So fun.

    1. Hi Sarah! She does it with a lot of people – I didn’t know that at first. Her tweet really caught me off guard but I thought it was really fun. Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you are doing well. Happy writing to you!

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