Writing a letter to an author is a wonderful way for a child to connect. What you want, though, is for the child to receive a letter in return. To make sure this happens, you need to have the correct address. Sometimes authors have contact information on their websites. Often this is just an email address. While email can be quick, sending and receiving snail mail can be much more meaningful. Snail mail addresses are harder to find, but there are a few tricks to make the experience more successful. Here is a info sheet that explains the dos and don'ts for contacting an author. Share this with a child and give it a try.