Chocolate writer Joanne Harris & # 39; is being stalked by a lonely reader whom she helped after the woman sent her needy emails & # 39;
- Joanne Harris, 55, originally received a series of & # 39; needy emails & # 39; from the female fan
- The author met the stalker in person and asked them to stop contacting her
- Since then she has distributed a description of the woman so that organizers can & # 39; be informed & # 39;
Joanne Harris was in contact with the woman for the first time when she was the & # 39; needy & # 39; sent emails from the author
Author Joanne Harris has told how a & # 39; lonely & # 39; fan she once helped have become an obsessive stalker.
The British novelist, 55, best known for her novel Chocolat, said the woman told her & # 39; needy & # 39; sent emails – then followed her around the world and infiltrated her friendship groups.
After she agreed to correspond with the reader when she contacted us on Twitter, Mrs. Harris & # 39; alarm bells & # 39; when the fan bombed her five or six times a day with & # 39; affectionate but disturbing & # 39; emails & # 39 ;.
When meeting the reader in person, Mrs. Harris & # 39; became uncomfortable & # 39; and asked the fan to stop writing to her – a request that the stalker ignored.
And last week the enthusiastic fan appeared at an event that the author organized – in Africa.
The British novelist is best known for her novel Chocolat, which was turned into a film in 2000
In the intimate group in Principe, Ms. Harris said that there was no way to avoid her … she was always with me.
She then heard that the reader was planning to travel to London to spend time with her, befriended some of her friends to & # 39; legitimize the relationship & # 39; and even switched her chair on the flight home to sit next to the unsuspecting novelist.
Despite the scary situation, Ms. Harris told her Twitter followers that she was still happy to communicate with them online, calling the situation a & # 39; warning story & # 39; for social media users.
The author, who has planned a number of planned performances, said she would distribute a description of the woman so that the organizers could & # 39; be informed & # 39 ;.
Chocolat was turned into a film in 2000, starring Dame Judi Dench and Johnny Depp.
Joanne Harris, 55, has told how a & # 39; lonely & # 39; fan she once helped has turned into an obsessive stalker
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