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Monday January 19, 2009

Snow Monsters Do Drink Hot Chocolate Whew!  I'm feeling like a snow monster today.  These huge white flakes keep falling, just like a blizzard.  My kids are hoping for no school tomorrow, but they already had off today for Martin Luther King's birthday.  We were pretty bummed yesterday when the Philadelphia Eagles lost their playoff game (we live close to Philly), but we were glad when the Steelers won.  Big things are happening this week-with a new Wizards Don't Need Computerspresident!  
     Sony, I'm so glad you liked Wizards Don't Need Computers.  Did you know I used to be a librarian?  Lola, I love dogs.  I have three:  Bailey, Skip, and Shadow.  I have quite a few stories that have dogs in them.  The Worst Name in Third Grade has a girl and her dog.  Stephanie, I have lots of favorites.  Slime Wars is one of them.  I wrote it with my son, Nathan.
     Courtney, I haven't done Island Run yet.  I have to admit I've only done the easy ones!  Thanks for your funny titles.  I think Carey likes Eddie because she thinks he's cute!  Courtney in college, thanks for writing and watch out for your new English teacher-you never know!
     Kaitlyn, when I wrote The Bride of Frankenstein monster sledDoesn't Bake Cookies I wanted to eat cookies all the time.  Molina, hi to you and your son.  Good luck with your writing.  You might want to check out my writing page.  Vivian, I'd love to send you my autograph.  Just write me at Scholastic 557 Broadway  New York, NY 10012.  Hi and happy reading to Linda.  Congratulations on your story hot chocolateBrenton.  I wish you the best with Random House.  Now, I feel the strange need to go sledding; drink hot chocolate and eat cookies; and then fry pickles. gtg, Debbie

 

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Monday January 12, 2009

Debbie DadeyGreetings earthlings!  Hope all is well on this planet.  Alex, I hope you understand why we're not able to put last names(It's a safety thing), but you're welcome to say you're Alex the Red, or Alex the Brave, or even Alex the cutest guy on earth!  You can put your questions right here and I'll answer them.  You can also look on my website at http://www.debbiedadey.com/Swamp/BookReport.php and http://www.debbiedadey.com/About/Debbie/ .  The author of the month bulletin board might even have some things you can use on your report.
     Destiny, I'm glad you liked Zombies Don't Play SoccerZombies Don't Play Soccer.  Vivian, hello to you and I hope you understand about the last name thing too.  You could be Vivian the Great!  Sara, it was cool to visit your school last year and I'm so glad you're enjoying my books.  Harry, I do believe in Bigfoot, don't you?  Did you know my picture is in Bigfoot Doesn't Square Dance?  I'm Ranger Lily.  I do a lot of research for every book I write and so I've found out a lot of the folklore and legends surrounding different creatures.  Courtney, I want to try your recipe.  Do you know what kind of pickle?  The Theatreworks Bailey School Kids play has been postponed until next year.  I was pretty bummed about it being delayed, but I can look forward to it next year.   Brenton from Australia, how is your writing going?   You might want to check out this Scholastic writing contest at http://www.scholastic.com/bookfairs/contest/kaa_about.asp.  No word about Bridgett Butt Bridgett Buttin fourth grade or another possible Bridgett book either.  I think I'll ask today, just to check. 
   I did get two items done on my 2009 begining of the year list, so I'm rolling.  Have a great week.  brb, Debbie

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Sunday January 4, 2009

 Happy 2009! I hope you read lots of great books this year.  It's back to school time for most people, so no more sleeping late. For me, I want to set some Debbie Dadey booksgoals for myself.
 What I want to do to start off 2009:
1. Continue volunteering at Christ's Home (hopefully spearhead a basement renovation project)
2. Finish writing my time travel/mystery/historical novel.
3. Eat right and exercise more (I got WII fit for Christmas!)
4.  Clean up my desk!
5.  Make a trailer for some of my books.
6.  Look into creating a local reading project.
7.  Math or reading practice everyday with a special someone!
8.  Redo the swamp club and try to make a video game and work on my photo album.
9. Finish painting my office and fix my office curtains.
10.  Schedule some booksignings for the new Keyholder series.
Okay, now I've made a list, so that means I need to really do all of the above!  I love making lists and crossing things off when I've accomplished them.  It makes me feel so successful.  So, what about you guys:  Karye, Courtney, and Tina? What do you plan to do in 2009?  I hope school is a lot of fun this year for you.  Courtney, I imagine any new BSK books will have the new covers as well.  What in the world is a fried pickle?  I like pickles, but fried sounds really weird.  Hey Vivian, it would be cool to visit your school.  Take care, Debbie

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Saturday December 27, 2008

 I hope you are all having a great winter vacation.  I had a fun Christmas.  What a wonderful time of the year!  I celebrated by going to church to remember the real reason for Christmas, spending time with my family, exchanging presents, and eating lots of yummy Vampires don't Wear Polka dotsfood.  This year, I received lots of wonderful gifts.  One was a digital camera, which I hope to use to put more pictures on my website, especially in my photo album
     Happy New Year to Karye, Vivian, Rebekah, Jennifer, Donte, and Neomi!  Amon, you can find out more about me on my book report page, like the fact that I was born on May 18, 1959.   I'm so glad you like my books.  Donte and Katie, I do enjoy visiting schools.  Your teacher can visit the events section of my website or contact SNooney@scholastic.com to find out how I can visit your school.
     Courtney, no one knows for sure what Mrs. Jeepers said to Eddie in the hallway, but I think it was scary, don't you?  So far, there have been about twenty cover changes for the Bailey School Kids series.  I think Scholastic is working on changing them all, but they don't know for sure.  In 2009, I hope Vampires Don't Wear Polka Dots new coverto have all the new covers up on my site.  I've put up the original cover and the new cover for my first book, Vampires Don't Wear Polka Dots.  Which one do you like best?  I think the newest change is Unicorns Don't Give Sleigh Rides
     Can you believe it's almost 2009?  I wonder what exciting things will happen next year?  I'm looking forward to my new series, Keyholders.  Let's enjoy the excitement and promise of a new year-anything could happen!  ttyl, Debbie

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Saturday December 20, 2008

 Snow Monsters Do Drink Hot ChocolateIt's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here!  Every tree, blade of grass, and fence post has beautiful icicles hanging from it.  It's a winter wonderland.  (It's the perfect place for a snow monster like in my upcoming book, Snow Monsters Do Drink Hot Chocolate.)  It's available from Scholastic for just $1!  The idea for the snowboarder came from my kids, all of whom snowboard (some better than others).
     So Carolina, if this ice keeps up, I'll be ready to fly off to someplace warm and toasty.  Florida sounds fun.  If your teachers are interested they can contact me.  Richard, now you know what my next book is-Snow Monsters Do Drink Hot Chocolate!  Hmmm, hot chocolate sounds really good.  I think I'll go have some..... Merry Christmas and for my Jewish friends, Happy Hanukkah, Debbie

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