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Thursday May 9, 2013

Dear Aaliyah, writing is my job now, but I used to be a teacher and a librarian.  Ryan, Max, and Colleen (and your sister and brother), I am so glad you like the Bailey School Kids books.  Sarah and Alex, I love to read, do things with my Mummies Don't Coach Softballfamily, and play tennis.
     Yes, Katherine I did get frustrated at first with Nathan some when we wrote Slime Wars and Slime Time, but I think he was more frustrated with me.  But Gabrielle, we did end up having fun with the stories.  Dhruv, I get ideas from everywhere-even the newspaper!  Nikki, a friend with a strange name gave me the idea for The Worst Name in Third Grade.  Ryan, I also feel sorry for the man in your neighborhood.  I hope the kids stop teasing him!  Which character would I bring to life?  That is a tough question.  I must say it would be pretty cool to see This Side of Magic, Keyholders #1a real mermaid!
     Colby, Christopher, and Abby, it is hard to pick one book that is my favorite.  It depends on my mood and the time of year.  Since my family recently went to see the Philadelphia Phillies play, I am really liking Mummies Don't Coach Softball.  Cody, I think funny books are my favorite kind of writing.
     Christopher and Stacey, I am glad you enjoyed Inside the Magic.  Part of the idea came from where I live and a huge border of bushes and trees.  Claire, I must like being creative because my husband says I always like to change things to make them different.
     Sarah, I think longer stories are a weakness for me and I think the chapter book length it a strength for me.  As for writing tips, I hope you'll check out my writing page.  Maybe you'll like my silly writing movie.  I do love to read and my newest book is The Lost Princess.
     Cade and Kayla, I like to read so much I thought it would awesome to write something that someone else might enjoy.  If you live close to Doylestown, PA., I hope you'll come to my booksigning this Sat. at 2:00 at the Doylestown Bookshop.  Have a great weekend, Debbie
    

 

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Wednesday May 8, 2013

Hi Emma and Emily, I'm glad you like the Bailey School Kids books.  My favorite food is strawberries.  Daniel, Cameron, and Connor it is hard to choose one favorite-but Werewolves Don't Go To Summer Camp is definitely one of them.
     Daniel and Sarah, I love to read.  That and the fact that The Worst Name in Third Grademy grandmother kept a diary inspired me to want to write.  Ian, I wrote my first story for publication when I was 27.  Abby, when I was a kid I wanted to be president! 
     Madison, to recommend a book I need to know what you like.  Do you like sports, fashion, mysteries, silly, fantasy?  There is rarely a book that everyone likes. 
     Jessica, I have never really been stumped on what to write because I keep a file of ideas of things that I want to write about if I ever get the time!  Daniel, my first book was Vampires Don't Wear Polka Dots.  Morgan, there was girl who lived in my neighborhood and her last name was Snotgrass.  Sometimes people teased her about her name and I didn't think it was fair.  That led me to write The Worst Name in Third Grade.  It might interest you to know that it was orginally called The Worst Name in Fifth Grade and my editor wanted me to change it. 
     Alanis, I love mermaids too!  Did you know that The Lost Princess just came out this week?  Julia, the Bailey School Kids books are a bit creepy, mysterious, and funny while the Keyholders are harder with fantasy.  Hey Trey, do you think Inside the Magicwe should write an anniversary edition of the Bailey School Kids books?  My next book comes out in Sept. and it is the Secret Seahorse.  Cade, I get ideas from everywhere-even kids who write me.  Cade and John, my first book came out in 1990.  Sonia, your story sounds awesome.  You might like to check out my writing page.  
     Adekumni, I have only written one book for adults:  Story Sparkers.  John, I must like chemistry-my husband is a chemist!  I must like microbiology because my daughter is majoring in immunology and toxicology.    Do you like chemistry and biology?  Have a great day, Debbie

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Tuesday May 7, 2013

The Lost PrincessAllison, Mermaid Tales four and five are out.  In fact, Mermaid Tales #5, The Lost Princess is out today!  I am very excited!  I really love the cover and the story.  Hope you will too.  I am even having a princess party this Sat. at 2:00 at the Doylestown Bookshop in Doylestown, PA. 
     Thanks Laren, I do love visiting schools and yours was great!  Happy Lost Princess Day, Debbie

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Thursday May 2, 2013

Dear Alexis, Ghosts Don't Eat Potato Chips did take two years to write!  Marcia and I changed it so many different Ghosts Don't Eat Potato Chipstimes-once it was called Crows Don't Live in Haunted Houses.  Auburn Mysteries sounds cool!
     Barbara, I have lots of favorites.  Right now, my favorite is The Lost Princess.  I love the story and cover and it comes out in a few days.  If you want a sneak peek you can listen to chapter one by clicking here and scrolling down to the bottom.  Luckily, if you live close to Hudson, NY you will get to see it early.  They were able to get it for the Hudson Children's Book Festival on Saturday.  Hope to see you there, Debbie

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Monday April 29, 2013

Hi Brooklyn, the Bailey School Kids marry each other!  Wow, I never thought about that.  Marcia and I sent the ideas to Werewolves Don't Go To Summer Campour Scholastic editor (who is kind of like our boss) and she will decide if she wants to do an anniversary editon.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed.  If your class wants to help, you can write to Bailey School Kids editor  Scholastic 557 Broadway NY, NY 10012.
     Mya, I'm glad you like Genies Don't Ride Bicycles.   The illustrator used a hardware man as a model for the genie.  Clacy, I'm so happy you enjoyed Werewolves Don' t Go To Summer Camp.  Destiny, thanks so much for writing, but be careful to never give your address and email to something that will be posted on the Internet.  I preview every one of the Kid's Talk so that no private information is released, but not all sites do that and I want you to be safe.  Unfortunately there are real monsters in this world!  brb, Debbie

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