“Letters to Jenny”  by Piers Anthony

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In February 1989, science fiction writer Piers Anthony, author of the Xanth series, received a moving letter. It came from a woman whose daughter, Jenny, was in a coma as a result of severe injuries caused by a drunk driver. She asked Anthony to write to Jenny, an avid fan of his, in the hope that a letter from him would evoke some response. Her request resulted in a series of warm, supportive, and humorous letters written weekly from Anthony to Jenny. These were read to the patient by her mother.
 
The original letters Anthony wrote between February 1989 and 1990, reproduced here along with Anthony’s comments, reveal the author’s wit, humanism, and social conscience.
 
Jenny has come out of her coma, but is still confined to a wheelchair. Anthony also named a character in his next Xanth novel after Jenny, whose limited but definite physical responses to his letters indicated how important they were to her.

 

 

 

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The Story Behind: Letters to Jenny by Piers Anthony

This man is not only an exceptional Author, but he is an exceptional person!  My son is a HUGE fan and he knows all there is to know about Mr. Anthony.  This is just one among many of his inspirational stories, as evident by the primary character featured in it.     *MBI Comment*

 

Anthony wrote a letter to Jenny, proposing that he create a character patterned after her, in his next Xanth book, Isle of View. The character is Jenny Elf, an elf of the Elfquest variety (another of her favorite series), which has a pet cat named Sammy (Jenny Gildwarg was a lover of animals). Jenny Elf has become a regular character in the Xanth series.

Anthony received a letter from Jenny's mother, in which she describes reading previous letter to Jenny. On asking her about the elf character, Jenny smiled.

 

Jenny made much progress, communicating (at first) by blinking her eyes. (As of this writing), Jenny still uses a wheelchair.

 

Author Piers Anthony did just as he said he would do with his next book.  Isle of View is the thirteenth book of the Xanth series by Piers Anthony and Jenny is featured in it.  Here is what it’s about:  “It is up to Jenny, a girl from the world of Two Moons, to save him. Dolph finally has to decide who to marry: Electra or Naga Nada.”      *MBI Comment*

 

 

 

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