Sunday July 11, 2010
Cassidy, we didn't set off any fireworks this year because it's been so dry where I live. God bless you too! Adri, I'm glad you like Camp Lone Wolf. Did you know that Mermaids Don't Run Track takes place there too? I have had a busy week though. I went to New York City. I took my daughter and her friend to see the Statue of Liberty, the 911 sight, Rockerfeller Center, and Times Square. While we were in Times Square they were filming a commercial for a new Madden football video game with Drew Breeze, the Saints quarterback. We got to be in the commercial! It was so hot, we almost melted! Then we ate at a cool place called Ellens's Stardust Dinner where the waiters and waitressess sing. Then we saw the play Wicked, which was so awesome. I love seeing plays on Broadway!!
Dekarian, I do like polar bears, but I think Howie and Liza are a bit young to date. Jackson, I'm so glad you like my books. Do you have a favorite? Sarah, thanks for the fun idea. I'm so happy you enjoyed Ghouls Don't Scoop Ice Cream. Super Eddie is my favorite chapter.
On Thursday of this week, I went to Sea Isle City, New Jersey with my kids and we all managed to get a little bit sunburned. The minute you stepped into the water, you were cooled off. We even had a picnic on the beach, which was on my summer list. Have you made a list of things you want to do this summer yet? I've crossed off three things so far, but I have eight things left to do.
Yesterday, I went to the Tinicum Arts Festival and did a book signing. I met some awesome people, including the lovely young Caitlin who gave me the funny idea of Medusa Doesn't Milk Cows. Go Caitilin! ttyl, Debbie
Saturday July 3, 2010
Happy Fourth of July! Have fun celebrating. Today, I plan to take a friend to the Liberty Bell. Tomorrow, I plan to go to church, out to brunch, go to a local celebration, have a cook-out and then sit outside to watch fireworks. Because of where we live (close to Philadelphia) we can watch four fireworks displays from our driveway!
Mithila, I'm so glad you like my books. Have you checked your local library for more books? I've been going to my library a lot lately. The nice thing is that if they don't have the book you want you can ask them to order it, or borrow it.
Kendra, I would love to visit your library. Please ask your librarian to invite me. I got the idea for Gargoyles Don't Drive School Buses from where I used to live near Chicago. There was a building that had cool gargoyles on it.
Samara, I'm glad you like Genies Don't Ride Bicycles. It's my mom's favorite too. What would you wish for if you had three wishes? ttyl, Debbie
Monday June 28, 2010
Hey Mina, thanks for your fun idea. Are you planning on writing any stories this summer? Maybe you'd like to join my summer writing club. Information about it will be on my homepage this week. Writing is hot stuff! I don't know about where you live, but it's definitely been hot here in Pennsylvania.
Hania, I'm so glad you love my books. You sound like a fantastic reader. Did you know we got the idea for Aliens Don't Wear Braces from a student in one of Marcia's classes?
So sad to see the US loose in the World Cup, but better luck next time! I can't believe how hot it is, hope it's cooler where you are. ttyl and stay cool, Debbie
Saturday June 19, 2010
I got a headstart on this summer by going to the Philadelphia zoo. I hope you get a chance to check out your local zoo this summer.
Cassidy, Marcia T. Jones is a friend. We used to teach at the same school in Kentucky. She still lives in Kentucky, but I live in Pennslyvania. Once a month I meet with a group of writers. We read each others work and make suggestions on how to make our stories better. It's called a critique group and it's a great thing for a writer to do. I do think Cassidy is a pretty name. It's special just to the Ghostville Elementary books.
Angela and fd, my first book came out in 1990. Auburn and Micaelah, good luck with reading all my books this summer! You guys rock! You must be awesome readers. You might like to keep track on my summer bookmark. Thanks for your suggestion on keeping my neighbor's cat out of my birdfeeder. I have an iron fence and the cat just jumps between the bars! This summer I plan to spend a week at the beach with my family and another week visiting my mom in Kentucky. I still need to finish my summer list of things I want to do. ttyl, Debbie
Monday June 7, 2010
It was so hot I got sick. I think I had heat stroke-I felt like throwing up and I ached all over. Be careful and don't get too hot!
Monica, Abby, and Auburn, I'm so glad you like my books. Do you have a favorite? Auburn, I definitely think you can read all the Bailey School Kids books. I think it's good to have goals. In fact, every summer my family comes up with a list of things they want to do in the summer: things like go on a picnic or go on a hike or read certain books. I just realized it's time for me to get busy on my list. Maybe you guys will want to make up a summer list of your own. Auburn, I have three great and sometimes noisy dogs. They have been upset lately because our neighbor's cat keeps coming in our fenced yard. How can we keep it out?
Angelina, I like your name. There is an Angela in Angels Don't Know Karate, but no Angelina-yet :). I'm so glad you like Vampires Don't Wear Polka Dots. Steven, good luck to you and your sister with your story. You guys might want to check out my writing page for tips.
I played two tennis matches last week: I lost one and won one so I'm happy. Most importantly I had fun and got some exercise. I was sorry to see the Flyers loose in a heart-breaking Stanley Cup overtime loss, but congratulations to the Chicago Black Hawks.
Cassidy, did you know I have a whole series with you as one of the main characters? Cassidy is in all the Ghostville Elementary books. I have been an author since my first book came out in 1990. Of course, I'd love to be friends! Hayley, here's a picture of me writing with my dog Shadow. Be careful what you send over the Internet. Things can be traced back to the computer you used.
Mathilde, I do hope we get to write more Bailey School Kids books. They're fun to write! Indu, did you laugh when you read Vampires Do Hunt Marshmallow Bunnies?
Hey guys, here's something new you might like to check out this summer with your parents, ePubBud.com. Evidently you can publish your own stories to go on the iPad. I don't have an iPad, but this sounds cool. brb, Debbie
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