Most of you should know by now that the reason why I write about Deaf culture (as often as I can get away with it in fact) is because I have a cousin who's Deaf. Every time we get to spend time with him (he lives hours away so we only get to see each other during weekends), I feel like I learn something new about life.
I'm really hoping that through my books more people would realize how they're not at all different from us. They just happen to communicate differently, is all. I'm also hoping more people would be encouraged to try learning how to sign - it's very, very fun! And lastly, I'm hoping that my books would be a source of entertainment for Deaf readers themselves.
That's why this letter made my day. I'm so glad I got to make at least one of them happy.
Oh, and one last thing: in case I haven't said it enough, THANK YOU for reading my books. Thank you for indulging my need to share about Deaf culture through my work. Thank you for letting me share my wildest and most unrealistic dreams about romance with you guys.
I hope to do more of it this 2015!