As some of you may know, years ago Mary Robinette Kowal declared February to be the Month of Letters: a time to send actual letters through the actual mail, like, with paper and stuff. As part of this, she invited readers to correspond with Jane, the protagonist of her Glamourist Histories — and, inspired by her example, I did the same with Lady Trent.
So this is your annual heads-up that February will be your opportunity to write a letter to Lady Trent and receive a reply, in my very best cursive, written with a dip pen, and closed with a wax dragon seal. I’ve gotten some incredible letters in the past — some of them very funny, some of them deeply moving — along with more casual notes. If you’d like to participate, all you have to do is send some kind of handwritten missive to:
P.O. Box 88
San Mateo, CA 94401
Make sure to include your return address! I will reply as quickly as I can, workload and pile of correspondence permitting. I’ll answer anything sent within the month of February, though it may take me until March to deal with the last few.
This will probably be the final Month of Letters for me, at least in the sense that I will be answering mail as Lady Trent. I may do one more round next year, since that’s when the trade paperback of Within the Sanctuary of Wings should be coming out, but I’m not sure. So if you would like a letter from Isabella, this is your chance!