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Monday December 14, 2009

 Santa Claus Doesn't Mop Floors     Anyone ready for Winter Break?  My kids certainly are.  They have to go until the day before Christmas though.
     Hi Jorja and Carlos, I'm so glad you like the Bailey School Kids books.  Carlos, I like the name Dracula so much I named one of the characters in the Keyholder series Dracula.  He's a dragon!   
     Hunter, I'm glad you enjoy both the Bailey School Kids books and the Ghostville Elementary stories.  I am guessing that you read A Very Haunted Holiday.  Am I right?A Very Haunted Holiday  Thank you for wishing me a Merry Christmas and I wish you a Merry Christmas too.  For me, Christmas is a time to remember that God sent Jesus to us.  In fact, to help me remember I put small Nativity scenes throughout my house.  I have five of them: one in each bedroom and one in my dining room.  The one in my dining room is special because my Nativitybrother made it for me, but the one is my bedroom is the one that my grandmother had.  It wasn't expensive (one still has a sticker from the dime store for 75 cents), but it was my grandmother's (Lillie Bailey) so to me it's priceless. 
     Eloise, I'm glad you enjoyed Aliens Don't Wear Braces.  I was just at the orthodonist yesterday with my youngest son.  I did not see any aliens there!  Aliens Don't Wear BracesNikki, so good to hear from you.  Maybe your Middle School librarian would like to get my new Keyholder series.  It's a bit harder than the Bailey School Kids books.  Bryleigh, I have been lucky enough to meet Judy Blume, but I don't believe I've ever met Barbara Park.  Ashley, I think the Bailey School Kids and The Keyholders are tied for favorite series right now.
I hope you all have a lovely holiday and that the time you spend with your family is joyous (remember nobody is perfect), Debbie
P.S.  To my friend who doesn't want her name revealed, I think being friends is the best way to go now.  Best friends do make good boy friends though.

 

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Sunday December 6, 2009

 Mrs. Claus Doesn't Climb Telephone Poles    I'm putting up Christmas decorations and I love it!  It's also the season for reading Christmas stories.  Hope you'll check out Mrs. Claus Doesn't Climb Telephone Poles (my daughter Becky's picture is in the story).
     Hi Dawson, I've written about 147 books.  I am lucky to be friends with Marcia Jones.  It's been fun writingMrs. Jeepers's Scariest Halloween Ever with her.  You can find out more about me in the about me section of events and in the book report section.  Abigail, I'm so glad you enjoyed Mrs. Jeepers Scariest Halloween EverAllen, you sound like you really love to write.  Wow, fifty books is amazing.  Hazel, I think I wanted to be a writer because I enjoy The Wrong Side of magicreading so much.  Anything can happen in a story!  I'd love to see your bookmark.  Surya, I know about getting in trouble for talking too much.  Good luck!  My newest books are Inside the Magic and The Wrong Side of Magic.
     Matthew, you have a cool school-it's so big!  Bananabites, you can find more information about Eddie in the swamp club in the meet Eddiemeet the Bailey School Kids page.    Carina, Becky and I have not sold our book yet, but I am hopeful.  Crystal, Cole,Erin and Amanda, I am writing a dragon story next.  What do you think I should call it?   Megha, I like the mystery Skeletons don't Play Tubasin Skeletons Don't Play Tubas.  I also like the name Claude for a skeleton, don't you? My favorite part is in chapter nine when they are in the dark hallway and the skeleton is after them.  I make books by writing what I hope are fun stories.  I am reading the story I just finished out loud to my youngest son.  He is giving me suggestions.  Reading out loud is a great way to find things in your story that you want to Triplet Trouble and The Class Tripchange because they don't sound quite right.  Susie, the three things in the savenger hunt in Triplet Trouble and the Class Trip are on page 23 and 24 (a mummy, mouse, and a quarter). Katelyn, my first book was Vampires Don't Wear Polka DotsIsabella, I'm so glad you like Werewovles Don't Go To Summer Camp.  gtg put up more Christmas decorations (IT IS MY FAVORITE HOLIDAY!), Debbie

 

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Monday November 30, 2009

      I hope you guys had a fantastic Thanksgiving.  It was a great time to play board games, poker, enjoy two soccer tournaments, watch movies, and read books at my house.
     Gabi, Marcia and I are so happy that you loved the Inside the MagicKeyholder series.  You are an amazing reader to have already finished books three and four since they're brand new.  Marcia and I have been brainstorming ideas for the next two books.  Feel free to send your suggestions on what should happen next.  Angle, I've been working on a story about a boy who doesn't have many friends and loves computers.  Something happens and suddenly everyone wants to be his Mrs. Jeepers Creepy Christmasfriend.  I've been sharing it with my youngest son and he says 'it's actually pretty good'.  That's high praise from my son-he hardly likes any books!  Hi Kelly, I'm so glad you like the Bailey School Kids.  You might want to check out the BSK activites in the Swamp Club.  See you soon!  Hope you guys have a great week and are nice to someone just for the fun of it.  brb, Debbie

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Monday November 23, 2009

  •       I'm thankful that I'm able to write books.  I really Wizards Do Roast Turkeysam blessed that you read them.  Thank you very much and I wish you a wonderful, happy, peaceful holiday full of yummy food.  YOU are special and the world is a better place because you are in it.  It may not seem like it right now, but you will do amazing things one day.  Antonia, I'm so glad you like Dragons Don't Cook Dragons don't Cook PizzaPizza!  Hi to Connor and Rebecca!  Rebecca you have the same name as my daughter and mom.  My son Nathan's picture is in my photo album.  Jenny, I don't illustrate my books.  Many have been illustrated by John Steven Gurney.  Della and Makayla, I have three wonderful children:  Nathan, Becky, and Alex.  Alyssa, my youngest is in Middle School.  Maya, the Bailey School Kids are friends.  They're not really into being boyfriends and girlfriends-at least not yet!  Kayla, see you at your school!  Chloe, Liza is pronounced with a long i.  I don't think she is allergic to anything that I can recall.  Sorry if I said something wrong Brittany-you are great!  Corey, many of my books are $3.99 each, but you might be able to find Triplet Troublethem at your  local library-if not ask your librarian to order them.  Hello to Miss Senger's class, so glad you like Triplet TroubleBrooke, I used to be a librarian and it was cool for kids to check out my books.  Many blessings and Happy Thanksgiving, Debbie
    Happy Thanksgiving
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Tuesday November 17, 2009

Ninjas Don't Bake Pumpkin Pies     It's almost time for a holiday!  My kids get a whole week off of school-do you?  Looking for a book to read for Thanksgiving?  Check out Ninjas Don't Bake Pumpkin Pies or Wizards Do Roast Turkeys or Swamp Monsters Don't Chase Wild Turkeys.  All this food talk is making me hungry!   Speaking of eating, I'd eat pasta with you anytime Camille.  Thanks and good luck with your move.  Maybe I can visit your new school! 
     Jacob, someone did push me out of the planeBenjamin, you might like to check out my book report page, as well as the about me section.  They have everything you need, except that my favorite food is Martians Don't Take Temperaturesstrawberries.  Bryce and Camilla, I get inspiration from everywhere.  I got inspiration from a TV show for the story I'm working  on right now.  Hannah, I've sold about 147 stories to be made into books.  Tessa, thanks for your fun idea.  Brianna, I hope you are enjoying Martians Don't Take TemperaturesCarly, Dragons Don't Throw Snowballs is the most recent Bailey School Kids book.  Snow Snow Monsters Do drink Hot ChocolateMonsters Do Drink Hot Chocolate is the most recent Bailey City Junior book.  A big Thanksgiving greeting to Hadley, Sophie, Katherine, Eric, Miles, Madison, and Samantha!  Miles and Eric, I've already been to the Harleysville bookstore, but I hope to go back next summer (I did leave a few autographed books).  I'm great Madison, how are you?  Jenny, I have won a few awards:  IRA's Children's Choice Award for Vampires Don't Wear Polka Dots and The Worst Name in Third Grade, Elba Award for Wizards Don't Need Computers, KY Bluegrass Award The Worst Name in Third GradeList and Bank Street College Best Book for Cherokee Sister, IRA YA Children's Choice Award for Whistler's Hollow, and CAL Award for the Great Green Gator Graduation.  I'd love for someone to nominate one of my Keyholder books for their state awards:).  I live near Philadelphia, PA.  Have you checked out my book report page?  ttyl (talk to you later), DebbieHappy Thanksgiving!

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