Monday May 17, 2010
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 reading 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?
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 did 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?
Monday May 10, 2010
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 together, 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. The 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
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 poles 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 Salie, 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 Worst 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
Wednesday April 21, 2010
Yipee! It's almost May and that means summer is just around 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!
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, but 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.
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 when 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 nervous 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 you 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 Taylor, 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
Monday April 19, 2010
Hey Earth Day is this week. Recycle something! Check out my homepage for more things you can do. Hi Nadia, Keli, and Naudia! I'm so glad you like my books. Nadia, please tell your sisters I said hello. Caitlyn, your mystic place sounds awesome. Perhaps you would like to make a map of Talania like I did of the Shadow Lands for The Keyholder series. As your drawing the map you might add towns, mountains, or lakes and think about all the adventures that could take place there. When I drew the Dragon Keep in my map, I knew I wanted to have a dragon adventure in my series. Clover, The Keyholders are fantasy books. I hope you'll like them.
Tony, I'm so glad you like Werewolves Don't Run for President. You are exactly right about Mr. Youngblood. Sometimes politicans do promise things just to get people to vote for them!
Payton, you sound like an amazing reader. You go girl! Makayla, I will check my snail mail fan mail today! Makel, I do like making books. I can't stop thinking about stories! Nicole, must be the same way because she sent two fabulous ideas. Thanks Nicole!
Mackenzie (aka Classy Lassy!), my daughter didn't want me to do Facebook. Do you think I should? I thought you had to be 14 to do it, has that changed? Tina, I'm so glad you like Sea Serpents Don't Juggle Water Balloons. Throwing water balloons sounds like a fun thing to do today! ttyl, Debbie (Happy Birthday to William Shakespeare on Friday!)
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