Stephen King: Author of The Shining, Carrie and many others
"My wife read me a telegram [while I was at work]. Bill Thompson (who would later go on to discover a Mississippi scribbler named John Grisham) had sent it after trying to call, and discovering the Kings no longer had a phone. 'Congratulations,' it read. 'Carrie officially a Doubleday book. Is $2,500 advance okay? The future lies head. Love, Bill.""