Author’s Day is celebrated every year on November 1.
Author’s Day was created in 1928 by Nellie Verne Burn McPherson who was then president of the Bement Women’s Club.
She made this day in honor of one of her favorite writers of fiction Irving Bacheller.
McPherson had written him a letter telling him how much she had enjoyed his story, “Eben Holden’s Last Day A’Fishin.”
Bachellor enjoyed her appreciation so much that he send her an autographed copy of one of his newer books.
This very nice reply of Bachellor made McPherson fan-squee a holiday in existence.
The General Federation of Women’s Clubs agreed with her and Authors’ Day was settled on November 1.
Much later in 1949 the U.S. Department of Commerce also decided to recognize this day.
The way to celebrate this holiday is to write an author of you choice a nice thankful letter.
Just like Nellie did that day long ago.
Make that writer feel special when you tell them how the story, that they poured their heart into, touched your heart in return.