I'm a big fan of Ray, and have exchanged letters and cards with him ever since we met at a book signing at the University of Maryland in 1993.
I know this question is a little out of the ordinary, but does anyone know if Ray knows Dean Koontz? One of my former co-workers has a grandson with the condition Osteogenesis Imperfecta ("Brittle Bone Disease"), and one of Koontz's characters in his novel "Forever Odd" has the same affliction. My co-worker thought that Mr. Koontz could be invited to speak at the Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation's convention in March 2008.
I'm posting this on the Board because, if possible, I don't want to bother Mr. Bradbury, given how he's so busy already (even though he's always been generous in responding to me and my wife). Obviously, it makes sense to try and contact Mr. Koontz through his website and/or publishers, and I'm pursuing that, too, but I thought I'd check all avenues. I'm also checking on the availability of M. Night Shyamalan, since his film "Unbreakable" mentions the disease so prominently.
Any help anyone could offer would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
Reaching Mr. Koontz through Bradbury would be good...my thinking is that it might be better for me to mention Koontz to Ray (if Ray knows him) rather than "cold calling" Mr. Koontz. Or would it just be better to contact Mr. Koontz through the P.O. Box listed at the end of his books?