George R. R. Martin Writes 13-Year-Old Fan Heartfelt Letter
George R. R. Martin, author of A Song of Ice and Fire, the book series which Game of Thrones is based on, is known as a great writer, and it turns out those skills also translate to penning adorable letters to young fans.
If you recall, Martin recently took part in a contest where two lucky people who donated $20,000 to the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary would be immortalized (or rather mortalized) by having a character bearing their name killed off in the next installment of A Song of Ice and Fire, The Winds of Winter. There were two winners announced, a man and a woman, but that doesn’t mean people aren’t going to try and get killed off in the books another way.
13-year-old aspiring wolf conservationist Jack Bailey wrote Martin a letter asking if he, too, could meet his grisly end in Martin’s next book. While Jack didn’t have $20,000 to spare, he did enclose his “pocket money” of $260 to be donated to the wolf sanctuary, and also mentioned his favorite charity, the UK Wolf Conservation Trust. Martin wrote back to Jack, informing him that he can only kill so many people and all of the spots in TWOW are currently filled. However, inspired by Jack’s letter, Martin announced that he will be donating $10,000 to the UK Wolf Conservation Trust.