Saturday January 30, 2010
Check out the Bailey School Kids Cupid magazine. (My lovely website manager just put it up.) Hope you'll like it and the other magazines on the Swamp page. If you're in the mood for a Valentine's book, read about Eddie and his 'anti-love' potion in Cupid Doesn't Flip Hambugers. It's Eddie at his slimy best!
Speaking of magazines, I wonder if it'd be cool to have an online kid's magazine where kids would publish their stuff. Does anyone know of one? Brielle, good luck with your book! You and Elizabeth R. might want to check out my writing page. It's so cool that you write a lot of short stories Elizabeth. (Write me at Kid's Talk). Elizabeth, you can find out more things about me on the about me page. I think a circle is my favorite shape. Olivia, I do have three dogs (Bailey, Skip, and Shadow). Jazmin, I'm so glad you like Trolls Don't Like Rollercoasters. I'm a chicken about rollercoasters, just like Liza. Do you like them?
Yo to Dinote, John and Juliana! Iiam, Casey, Daniel, Hannah, Matthew, Laura, Ally, Juliana, and Lauren thanks for your great and funny ideas. Matthew and Hannah, I actually did write a bulldog story. It was called Bobby and The Great Green Booger. I also wrote a book about Mrs. Claus called Mrs. Claus Doesn't Climb Telephone Poles. Laura, I do think it would be cool if they made a Bailey School Kids movie (a cartoon would be awesome too.) Megan, I loved your bookmark. I'll tell Becky what you said. I'm not sure we are going to write more Bailey books. Do you think we should? Jessica, I sent my first story to Scholastic. Good luck to your sister. If she's an adult she'll want to check out the scbwi.org website. Brittany, so good to hear from you. You are awesome. Athena, I came up with the idea for Angels don't Know Karate because I wanted to write about a nice creature. I was also taking karate lessons, so Marcia and I put the two together. I'm glad you liked it. Enya, to see pictures of my books you can click here (my book page). Tifany, we hope to write more Keyholder books. We'd like to write about Dracula's sisters and their rescue. Christopher, I have written about 147 books. I liked your bongo idea. Juliana, your bookmark made me hungry! Helen, I'm so glad you like my books. ttyl, Debbie
Sunday January 24, 2010
How would you like to get snowed in overnight at your school? It really happened at a school I visited. That idea helped shape the book Dragons Don't Throw Snowballs. Speaking of snow-on Friday I went night skiing. I'd never been before. It was so cool to see the sun go down and the moon shine on the white slopes. It was kind of magical.
Hi Alex. No, Bruno is not real. I do love dogs (I have three), so Marcia and I made him up from all the dogs we know (and have known) and love.
Samantha and Ashlyn, I'm so glad you love my books. Do you have a favorite? Makayla, I have been writing for about 21 years and I still love it. The last chapter I wrote had me back in fifth grade, getting into trouble. (Unfortunately that happened way too much!) The idea for the Swamp Monster in Third Grade series actually came from a Bailey School Kids book called Swamp Monsters Don't Chase Wild Turkeys. I had fun writing about a swamp monster and wanted to write more! g2g, Debbie
Monday January 18, 2010
I hope no one's been sick at your house with the flu. That's what hit my house like a ten-ton sledge hammer. My youngest son got it (even after having two flu shots), but thankfully he's well now.
Lauren, good luck with your writing. Why don't you send me your first line? Did you know that first lines are very important? Sometimes that's all an editor will look at to see if they like the story or not. Emma, I worked on a new story this morning (a skateboarding story). Kenna, I do have some snowmen books. Emily, I'm glad you like The Abominable Snowmen Don't Roast Marshmallows . You guys might like Snow Monster Mystery too. Emmy, I'm so glad you love my books. Danielle, it's so great to hear from a nice person such as yourself and the others I've answered today. I hope you enjoy Martians Don't Take Temperatures. I have a book report page that might be helpful to you. Caroline, I love your idea!
Fabian, I'm so glad you like the Swamp Monster in Third Grade series. I have suggested a fifth book to my editor so I'll keep my fingers crossed that I get to write another one. I live in Pennsylvania now.
Alex, I think Bruno is a mammal and definitely a mixed-breed. Bruno is real for Kilmer. I imagined Bruno as big, dark with large fang-like teeth and huge eyes.
Jocelyn, I look forward to meeting you.
Riley and Madalyn, I'm so glad you like my books. g2g, Debbie
Monday January 11, 2010
Brrrr! It's freezing here in PA. I'd love to visit someplace warm about now. Destiny and Tatianna, I'm so glad you love my books. (I know Eddie is a bit wild.) It's fun thinking of the titles (the first one came from when Liza said, "Mrs. Jeepers can't be a vampire. Vampires don't wear polka dots.") Olivia, I don't have facebook because most of my fans are under age 14, the age you are supposed to be to have Facebook. I do have Twitter, Jacketflap, and Booktour.com -the links are on my teacher's page. Is there an age limit on Twitter? I'm not sure.
Sabrina, The Worst Name in Third Grade is about a girl who has a name that she hates, but everything else is pretty good. She has a great teacher, great dog and friend, even if Mikey Parsons does like to tease her about her name. One day everything changes: she's mad at her friend and her teacher is moving-even her dog gets sick! How will she ever solve all her problems? I guess if you have the name Bridgett Butt you can do just about anything! Sabrina F., you can write me at Kid's Talk and I'll answer you here.
I'm still a bit sore from going skiing at Camelback. My kids all snowboarded, so you can see where I got the idea for Giants Don't Go Snowboarding. Zach, I happen to love cheddar cheese. Nicholas, click here and you can see where the artist got his idea for Mrs. Jeepers. Victoria, I write every day and love it, so new books are coming! Trinity, I answered a lot of letters the other day. I hope yours was one of them. ttyl (and stay warm and well-I think I may have caught the flu!), Debbie
Thursday December 31, 2009
HAPPY 2010!! Check out the Books Alive interview of me. I did it in Maryland not too long ago. Kaitlyn and Latley, I don't need your email. I'll answer your questions here. Alex, I think Pricilla Pocus used magic to get the animals to listen to her in Kilmer's Pet Monster, don't you? My dogs are so sweet and I guess I've trained them fairly well. Most of the time they listen to me just because they love me and because I give them treats!
Rishona, I'm so glad you love the Keyholder series. Marcia and I are excited about hopefully writing two more books in the series. Did you know about #3 and #4? The cover of #3 (Inside the Magic) is my favorite. Do you have a favorite? Larun, I'm delighted you love my books. I hope you all have a great new year! ttyl, Debbie
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