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Saturday May 22, 2010

Happy Boo Day to You!      Hayley, thanks for the birthday wishes.  I'm sorry you are sad.  Writing and prayer do help me to feel better.   Reading helps me too. I hope they help you as well.  Let me know how you are doing. 
     Rezdi, I'm glad you like my website.  My good friends Maryjo and Fred help me with it.  Renee, I'm so glad you like my books.  Do you have a favorite?  Caitlin, Mina, Noelle, and Hayley thanks for your fun ideas.  Hayley, have you seen my soccer book, Zombies Don't Play Soccer?  Noelle, Marcia and I have thought about doing a fairy book.  Mina, I'ms so glad you like Vampires Don't Wear Polka Dots and Werewolves Don't Go To Summer Camp.  You sound like an amazing reader!
     Kayla, Yasmine, and Anna the best way to become an author is to write, write, write and read, read, read.  That's Vampires Don't Wear Polka Dotswhat I did and still do.  You might also like to check out my writing page for tips.  Maryam, you might like to write about your school too!  Xhulio, I've written 147 stories that have been made into books.  Danielle, I was 27 when I wrote my first book, Vampires Don't Wear Polka Dots.  Yes, Steven I do think Mrs. Jeepers is a vampire, do you?
      William, I do try to write alot because I enjoy it.  Makayla, I'm so glad you like my books.  Sophia, I remember meeting you.  I'm fine, how are you?  (I had a lovely birthZombies Don't Play Soccerday this week).  Marquese, I hope to meet you too!  Noellle, I like to play tennis, read books, and write stories.  I've been planting lots of flowers lately because I love being outside and enjoying nature.   That's one of the reasons why Marcia and I wrote Werewolves Don't Go To Summer Camp, because we both enjoy being outside, hiking, and we used to camp alot with our families.  I hope to camp this summer.  Angela, I'm glad you like WerWerewolves Don't Go To Summer Campewolves Don't Go To Summer Camp.  Dekarian, I do like polar bears.  I like all the Bailey School Kids characters, but I do have a soft spot for Eddie.  Who is your favorite?  Catherine, my first book came out in 1990.  Andrea, I get ideas from everywhere, including my children.  My daughter Becky and I wrote an amazing story.  It is with a publisher right now.  Kelly, it's not Dracula Doesn't Rock and Rollout yet, but I hope it will be soon because I thought it turned out to be a fun story.  A big hello to Amy!  Alexia, I wanted to be an author because I like to read.  In fact, I woke up early this morning at about 3:30.  For some reason I wasn't sleepy so I started reading.  I fell asleep about 5:00 in the morning!  Right now, I'm rewriting a time travel story.  I'm glad you like Dracula Doesn't Rock and Roll.  My co-author Marcia's picture is in it. Rock and read!  ttyl, Debbie

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Monday May 17, 2010

Mrs. Jeepers Creepy Christmas      Happy Birthday to ME!  My birthday is this week. What will I do to celebrate?  I'm going to see a play and go out to eat.  I'm also going to play tennis. What else should I do?  How do you like to celebrate your birthday?  Should we write a story, the best birthday ever? 
     John, it's true I can't juggle.  Cassie, you do have a lovely school.  I'm glad I got to visit you.  Toby, your title idea was very funny!  John, you can find out what was in the box in Mrs. Jeepers basement in Vampires Don't Wear Polka Dots by Wolfmen Don't Hula Dancereading Mrs. Jeepers Creepy Christmas.  Nicole, since you like Vampires Don't Wear Polka Dots and creepy books, you might like to try that one too.
     Makayla and Fayth, Vampires Don't Wear Polka Dots was my first book.  I went to school in Kentucky.  Makenna, what kind of games should I have?  Have you tried the Bailey School Kids Trivia game?  How did you do?  Have you checked out my new writing video?
 Pirates Don't Wear Pink Sunglasses    Kylie and Kenterias, you can find out more about Eddie, Melody, Howie, and Liza on my meet pages in the Swamp Club.  Captain Teach and Mr. Jenkins are their own unique characters.  Marcia and I have written several books that have the creepy Mr. Jenkins.  Do you think he's a werewolf?  We've only written the one about the grumpy pirate Captain Teach.  Do you think he's a pirate?   I recently helped out at a Habitat for Humanity fundraiser where I met a dog that likes sunglasses too!  Catheine, I Frankenstein Doesn't Slam Hockey Pucksdid have a lovely time on Earth Day!  
     Fayth, I like hockey too.  On Sunday night, I watched the Philadelphia Flyers win.  Their game seven of last week was simply amazing.  Go Flyers!  Thanks for your idea, but did you know I do have a hockey book?  It's Frankenstein Doesn't Slam Hockey Pucks and the idea actually came from my son Nathan who played hockey?
ttyl, Debbie

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Monday May 10, 2010

The Slime Wars     Happy Birthday to my brother Frank!   Hi Brian, I went to college at Western Kentucky University and thoroughly enjoyed it.  Of course, that's where I fell in love with my husband!
     Alaina and Isabella, I have lots of favorite books.  I am quite partial to the ones (Slime Wars and Slime Time) I wrote with my son, Nathan.  He's quite a sweetheart and we had a lot of fun writing it together.   I'd like to think that's his favorite books too!  My daughter and I wrote a book Sea Serpents Don't Juggle Water Balloonstogether, which I hope will get published.  But I know she likes Mrs. Claus Doesn't Climb Telephone Poles and Sea Serpents Don't Juggle Water Balloons because she's in them!  I know my youngest son likes the skateboarding book I'm working on now.   I read it to him and he laughed and he usually doesn't laugh at books!   I hope it will get published!
     John and Najeh, I'm so glad you like my books.  Vikings don't Wear Wrestling BeltsThe Bailey name actually came from my grandmother, Lillie Bailey.  In Vikings Don't Wear Wrestling Belts, I was like Liza-a little scared of the wrestlers!  Lauren and Steven, thanks for your fun ideas-you guys rock!  Sammy, I do like writing about creatures.  It's fun!    Cleo, your school was fun to visit.  Meredith, thanks for doing your author study on me.  Click here to go to my book report page.  I think you'll find everything there you need.  Have a great day!  Debbie

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Saturday May 1, 2010

      Happy May Day!  Did you know in some countries like Germany, they have celebrations for the first day of May?  I visited some schools in Germany one year and they had May Wizards Don't Wear Graduation Gownspoles in lots of the different towns.  They were decorated with flowers and quite lovely. 
     Karmy, I have many favorite books.  Since it's nearing the end of the school year and some people are thinking about graduation, I like Wizards Don't Wear Graduation Gowns.  At different times of the year, I like different books.   Mariah, Abby, and Nadia, I'm so glad you like my books.  Mariah and Stage FrightSalie, I think it is quite fun to write children's books.  Catherine, Vampires Don't Wear Polka Dots has 13 chapters!  Priyankha and Lexi, there are 51 numbered Bailey School Kids books and lots of specials.  Sammy, I do get ideas from kids I meet.  Preet, I think your idea was amazing!  Raeghan, I'm glad you like Ghostville Elementary.
     A big hello to Ariana and Brionna.  Makel, some of my books can be a little scary.  One that is not is The WorstThe Worst name in Third Grade Name in Third Grade.  I hope you'll check it out.  Kenterias and Diana, I'm so glad you like my books.  Do you think we should write more Bailey School Kids books?
     Tamaria, Jalache, Rokevia, and Isaiah my book report page might help you with your report.  Jamaura, thanks for your support.  Samya, you  might like to try the Bailey School Kids Junior Chapter books.    ttyl and happy May, Debbie

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Wednesday April 21, 2010

    Yipee!  It's almost May and that means summer is just Werewolves Don't Go To Summer Camparound the corner (and my birthday!).  I don't know about you, but I love love love summer.  Hey MaKayla, I'd love to visit your school.  Ask your librarian or teacher to invite me.  Nadia, I'm so glad I'm one of your favorite authors.  That is quite an honor for me.  Jake, you're awesome.  I hope you understand that for safety sake my webmasters recommend that I answer you here.  If we were to put your email up for the whole world to see you might get emails from wierdos!
Dragons Don't Cook Pizza Mollie, it can be a lot of fun writing stories with other people, if you find someone you work well with.  My editor actually suggested the title for Dragons Don't Cook Pizza.  Juquan, I was living in Kentucky when I wrote my first book.  Tyler, most Bailey School Kids books take about a month to write.  Quenton, there are fifty-one numbered books, but more specials and holiday specials.  I'm fine and hope you are too.
     A big hello to Emily, Marissa, and Alicia.  (Alicia, I'm glad yo didn't scream when you saw me!) Morgan, I've written 147 books, the Slime Warsbut Becky and I do not have a book out yet.  I'm hopeful though!
     Kevin and Michaela, click here for some places to send your story.  Brittany, Calem, and Crockett I have lots of favorite books.  One of them is Slime Wars that I wrote with my son Nathan. One of my favorite characters is Eddie.  You are so right Jackson, stories do need a problem!  Good luck with your writing.  Maddy, thanks for your fun idea and I hope you had a great Earth Day.  Yes, Hunter, I do feel sad when an editor tells me I need to fix a story.  Wouldn't it be nice if everything was perfect the first time we tried ti?  Karmyn, I do like to write and I don't do it just to make the time go by.  I do it because I like it. 
Vampires don't Wear POlka Dots     Hunter, I had a pretty good childhood.  I went biking alot and I learned how to swim and water ski on the Ohio River.  I also fought with my brothers alot! Ashlyn, Mallorie, Alisa, and Gunner, I hope you'll check out my writing page where you can write a story along with me and get some writing advice, although I think the best advice is to write alot and read alot.  Alisa, as far as the tone of the story think about whether you are a serious or silly person.  Whatever your personality will help you decide the tone of book you should write.  Abby, I hope you'll tell your brother (you are such a nice sister!)  Sierra, I'm glad you like Vampires Don't Wear Polka Dots.  Shylan, I hope you'll like it.  Michael, that was my first book.  It took about three weeks to write.  Camryn, I do think the skydiving helped me brainstorm.  Alexis and Brionna, I'm glad I was funny Ghost Gamewhen I visited your school.  Mason, I'm glad you didn't fall out of your chair when reading my books! Katie, you sound like an amazing reader.  Renee, there are about 42 pages in a Bailey School Kids book manuscript.   Jadelyn, I'm glad you like Ghost Game.  That's one of my favorites too (because I like basketball a lot).   Karmyn, I write for both reasons, for fun and to entertain.  Jenna, I am Pirates Don't Wear Pink Sunglassesnervous when I'm waiting to see if an editor likes my story.  Shanda, sometimes it's hard to write and sometimes it's easy!  It is fun. 
     A big end of April hello to William, Sarah, Micheal, Kaleigh, Sammy, and Courtney.  Abigail, Marcia and I thought it would be fun to write a pirate book, but we brainstormed to come up with the pink sunglasses idea. 
     Catherine, my first book came out in 1990.  Is that what Angels Don't Know Karateyou mean?  Caleb, hopefully I can visit your school again in the future.  Trey, I'm not sure how many schools I have visited.  I do like chapter books.   Hanna, I'm glad you like Angels Don't Know Karate.  Did you know I took karate lessons?   
    Brittany, I do like being a writer.  I'm fine, except that I keep sniffling from allergies.  Imani, I do hope to write more books.  Austin, thanks for your fun idea.  Shamar, believe it or not I like country music.  Sekret, I did autograph your book for you.  Jadelyn and Ghouls Don't Scoop Ice CreamTaylor, one of my favorite Bailey School Kids books is Ghouls Don't Scoop Ice Cream.  I like the chapter called Super Eddie.  Michaela, Marcia and I brainstormed for The Keyholders for about a year.  One idea came from all the bushes and trees close to where I live.  I wondered WHAT IF there was a magical world beyond those bushes?  ttyl, Debbie 

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