Tina Wainscott

Frequently Asked Questions



I’ve heard authors get letters from prisoners. Had any inmate mail?

Yep.  Early on I got a fan letter from the first woman on death row in one of the Midwestern states.  Most are from men, and it astounds and, frankly, disturbs me that books about killers are put into prison libraries.  Fortunately I’ve never had any strange prison mail.  Most are articulate, complimentary, and don’t ask for anything other than a reply.  Since I reply to all of my fan mail, I also reply to them.  One guy did a pencil sketch of the picture in the back of my book and doodled all over the envelope.  He was very talented.  I always take the opportunity to encourage someone who has strayed off the good path but wants to get back on.