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Fan Mail

I love hearing from fans of Olive.

When someone takes the time to send an email or write a letter telling me that they love Olive the Woolly Bugger, it does my heart good and makes it all worthwhile. Recently I received and email from Ashley in Montana who mentioned that her son loves fly fishing and fly tying and the Olive books. He had written me a letter and wanted to mail it to me; Ashley requested my address, which I happily shared with her. A few days later I received a very nice letter from her son, Oliver.

Hi Kirk,

I rilly licke the Olive the Wolly bugger Book’s so can you think abbout a copel more Bok’s in the seires.


As an author I haven’t received all that many letters, but this is one of my favorites. I wrote Oliver back and sent him a bookmark and sticker, but I forgot to mention to him that years ago when I wrote the story of Olive the Little Woolly Bugger I struggled with the decision to make the main character a boy or girl. Had it been a boy, his name would have been Oliver the Woolly Bugger.

Thanks again, Oliver, for taking the time to write. Hopefully there will be at least two more books in the future. Tell all your friends about Olive- that may help ensure that the next books get published.


  1. Michael in Seattle

    It’s always awesome to find out that a little time with kids can have such a big impact. I volunteer leading tours, school visits and science fairs for the Issaquah Salmon Hatchery and we get the most amazing Thank You cards from the kids with drawings and other artwork. One of them ran up to me in my local market (with me having no idea who the kid yelling “Mr. Michael! Mr. Michael!” was) to ask a pretty darn good clarification point on what I said on the tour six months after the fact. And I have absolutely no doubt in my mind that there are thousands of kids out there learning and remembering something from your books that will stick with them until we’re long gone and the former child is old & gray and teaching it to their own children or grandchildren.

    • Kirk Werner

      Thanks for comment, Michael. And thanks for the good work you do. I gotta make sur to be a part of Salmon Days this year. Had a conflict last year that prevented me from being there.

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