Thanks Mr Ryan,

Thankyou for being the first person to treat my writing as if it was something to be taken seriously. You told me I had a distinctive style and that I should work at it. I still write today (I even get paid to write, although sadly nothing fictional. Yet)
You showed me that I had abilities that were worth taking the time to consider, and you never let my temper tantrums get in the way of my learning.

from Helen