Sometimes they write back. Just ask Pen Pal from Northeastern Colorado who wrote a blog last Oct about receiving a response from the author Clive Cussler.
Like Warren Buffett. For many years I have admired Mr. Buffett for his practicality, his business sense and his money savvy as well as his down-to-earth personality (from what I've read). I also happen to agree with many of his political opinions. So I wrote a brief thank you note, googled his business address and sent the note to him. A month or so later, I received this response.
"Jackie- Thanks for your note. It made my day. Best wishes, Warren E. Buffett."
Who have you written to recently?