The Kindness of Fans

Posted by Meg

You may remember a very special fan letter Peat received back in December from Penny, the mother of Levi. Levi, a young man with Tourette Syndrome and OCD, is a huge fan of The Warded Man and The Desert Spear, but was unable to purchase Peat’s two other novellas. Peat sent Levi a signed copy of Brayan’s Gold, but was unable to obtain a copy of the elusive Great Bazaar. The novella is currently going for $200 for used copies and $400 for new copies. And while the ebook edition is only $4.99, many people don’t have or don’t want an ereader.

After reading the post about Levi, two brothers were inspired to help Levi out. They wrote Peat with a proposition:


I read with some interest your blog post about Penny and her son Levi. It seems from the post that you sent them a copy of Brayan’s Gold. (very generous by the way) I was talking to my brother last night and he reminded me that between the two of us we both have copies of The Great Bazaar. So, short version, if they still need a copy of The Great Bazaar, and you are willing to accept a donated one from me, just let me know how I can help. Thanks for entertaining me. I have read all of your books and enjoyed them very much.


Peat responded enthusiastically. The book was sent to Peat’s office where he signed it. I packaged it up and sent it on it’s way. I emailed Penny before it’s arrival, letting her know to check the front door for a surprise. Here is the glowing email I received when Levi finally got his hands on the book!

THANK YOU SOOOO MUCH! Levi sincerely wants to thank you. We will thank Peter’s Fans asap. Thank you again for making a difference. If you could see his face you would know how much this means to him. From the very depths of a mothers heart…I thank you. Thank you for helping him to see the world and the people in it are not as bad as he thought. Words cannot begin to express what it means to see him smile…really smile! May the kindness you give…be returned ten fold.

Penny and Levi

Peat and I would love to thank Michael and John for their amazing generosity and kindness. You guy are awesome!

Posted on February 13, 2012 at 8:00 am by megelizabeth
Filed under Brayan's Gold, Desert Spear, Fans, Great Bazaar, Meg, Warded Man

2 responses to “The Kindness of Fans”

  1. Amazing! It is so wonderful and refreshing to see how people can show their “true colors” when given the opportunity 🙂
    All the best to Levi and his mom!!!

    Posted by Vesselina A., on February 13th, 2012 at 9:50 am
  2. Fantastic. Great kindness from John. There’s nothing that give you more pleasure than seeing you kid happy.

    Posted by Daniel Kokott, on February 13th, 2012 at 3:33 pm