A nice piece of fan mail

Elmore Leonard liked Detroit Free Press reporter Tammy Battaglia’s piece about a roofer saved from electrocution, so he wrote her a nice letter. “I read your story the other day about the roofer narrowly dodging death and admire the way you wrote it,” the crime novelist told the journalist. “What I admire the most is the sound of your writing, your effortless style.”

* Great moments in journalism fan mail (observer.com)

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