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Monday January 26, 2009

     Wow, this month is zooming by.  My kids and I painted at the Senior Center near us on Martin Luther King's birthday.  I hope the Seniors there like Wizards Don't Need Computerspink (okay coral)!        
     A big hello to Nikki, I'm glad you liked Wizards Don't Need Computers.  Of course I'd love to visit Canada.  I've only been there twice.  Once to Niagara Falls and once to Vancouver, after an Alaskan Cruise.  Shaye, you sound like an amazing reader.  Do you have a favorite book?  Michelle and Veronica, you can write me snail mail at 557 Broadway NY, NY 10012.  Courtney, I can ski but I think I'll stay away from snowboarding.  I hope you had fun and best The Worst Name in Third Gradewishes with your writing.  You might like to try the Scholastic website for their writing contest
     Hey Taylor, I'm glad you loved The Worst Name in Third Grade.  I had fun writing it.  I got the idea from someone I grew up with who had a name that wasn't so wonderful.  Vivian the Great, thanks for writing.  I hope you understand for safety's sake it's good not to give out your personal email on the Internet.  Bekah, it's awesome to have goals.  I'm still working on the ones I set at the beginning of this month.  I have some done, but some I haven't started yet.  I'd better get going!  Best, Debbie

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Monday January 19, 2009

Snow Monsters Do Drink Hot Chocolate Whew!  I'm feeling like a snow monster today.  These huge white flakes keep falling, just like a blizzard.  My kids are hoping for no school tomorrow, but they already had off today for Martin Luther King's birthday.  We were pretty bummed yesterday when the Philadelphia Eagles lost their playoff game (we live close to Philly), but we were glad when the Steelers won.  Big things are happening this week-with a new Wizards Don't Need Computerspresident!  
     Sony, I'm so glad you liked Wizards Don't Need Computers.  Did you know I used to be a librarian?  Lola, I love dogs.  I have three:  Bailey, Skip, and Shadow.  I have quite a few stories that have dogs in them.  The Worst Name in Third Grade has a girl and her dog.  Stephanie, I have lots of favorites.  Slime Wars is one of them.  I wrote it with my son, Nathan.
     Courtney, I haven't done Island Run yet.  I have to admit I've only done the easy ones!  Thanks for your funny titles.  I think Carey likes Eddie because she thinks he's cute!  Courtney in college, thanks for writing and watch out for your new English teacher-you never know!
     Kaitlyn, when I wrote The Bride of Frankenstein monster sledDoesn't Bake Cookies I wanted to eat cookies all the time.  Molina, hi to you and your son.  Good luck with your writing.  You might want to check out my writing page.  Vivian, I'd love to send you my autograph.  Just write me at Scholastic 557 Broadway  New York, NY 10012.  Hi and happy reading to Linda.  Congratulations on your story hot chocolateBrenton.  I wish you the best with Random House.  Now, I feel the strange need to go sledding; drink hot chocolate and eat cookies; and then fry pickles. gtg, Debbie

 

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Monday January 12, 2009

Debbie DadeyGreetings earthlings!  Hope all is well on this planet.  Alex, I hope you understand why we're not able to put last names(It's a safety thing), but you're welcome to say you're Alex the Red, or Alex the Brave, or even Alex the cutest guy on earth!  You can put your questions right here and I'll answer them.  You can also look on my website at http://www.debbiedadey.com/Swamp/BookReport.php and http://www.debbiedadey.com/About/Debbie/ .  The author of the month bulletin board might even have some things you can use on your report.
     Destiny, I'm glad you liked Zombies Don't Play SoccerZombies Don't Play Soccer.  Vivian, hello to you and I hope you understand about the last name thing too.  You could be Vivian the Great!  Sara, it was cool to visit your school last year and I'm so glad you're enjoying my books.  Harry, I do believe in Bigfoot, don't you?  Did you know my picture is in Bigfoot Doesn't Square Dance?  I'm Ranger Lily.  I do a lot of research for every book I write and so I've found out a lot of the folklore and legends surrounding different creatures.  Courtney, I want to try your recipe.  Do you know what kind of pickle?  The Theatreworks Bailey School Kids play has been postponed until next year.  I was pretty bummed about it being delayed, but I can look forward to it next year.   Brenton from Australia, how is your writing going?   You might want to check out this Scholastic writing contest at http://www.scholastic.com/bookfairs/contest/kaa_about.asp.  No word about Bridgett Butt Bridgett Buttin fourth grade or another possible Bridgett book either.  I think I'll ask today, just to check. 
   I did get two items done on my 2009 begining of the year list, so I'm rolling.  Have a great week.  brb, Debbie

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Sunday January 4, 2009

 Happy 2009! I hope you read lots of great books this year.  It's back to school time for most people, so no more sleeping late. For me, I want to set some Debbie Dadey booksgoals for myself.
 What I want to do to start off 2009:
1. Continue volunteering at Christ's Home (hopefully spearhead a basement renovation project)
2. Finish writing my time travel/mystery/historical novel.
3. Eat right and exercise more (I got WII fit for Christmas!)
4.  Clean up my desk!
5.  Make a trailer for some of my books.
6.  Look into creating a local reading project.
7.  Math or reading practice everyday with a special someone!
8.  Redo the swamp club and try to make a video game and work on my photo album.
9. Finish painting my office and fix my office curtains.
10.  Schedule some booksignings for the new Keyholder series.
Okay, now I've made a list, so that means I need to really do all of the above!  I love making lists and crossing things off when I've accomplished them.  It makes me feel so successful.  So, what about you guys:  Karye, Courtney, and Tina? What do you plan to do in 2009?  I hope school is a lot of fun this year for you.  Courtney, I imagine any new BSK books will have the new covers as well.  What in the world is a fried pickle?  I like pickles, but fried sounds really weird.  Hey Vivian, it would be cool to visit your school.  Take care, Debbie

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Saturday December 27, 2008

 I hope you are all having a great winter vacation.  I had a fun Christmas.  What a wonderful time of the year!  I celebrated by going to church to remember the real reason for Christmas, spending time with my family, exchanging presents, and eating lots of yummy Vampires don't Wear Polka dotsfood.  This year, I received lots of wonderful gifts.  One was a digital camera, which I hope to use to put more pictures on my website, especially in my photo album
     Happy New Year to Karye, Vivian, Rebekah, Jennifer, Donte, and Neomi!  Amon, you can find out more about me on my book report page, like the fact that I was born on May 18, 1959.   I'm so glad you like my books.  Donte and Katie, I do enjoy visiting schools.  Your teacher can visit the events section of my website or contact SNooney@scholastic.com to find out how I can visit your school.
     Courtney, no one knows for sure what Mrs. Jeepers said to Eddie in the hallway, but I think it was scary, don't you?  So far, there have been about twenty cover changes for the Bailey School Kids series.  I think Scholastic is working on changing them all, but they don't know for sure.  In 2009, I hope Vampires Don't Wear Polka Dots new coverto have all the new covers up on my site.  I've put up the original cover and the new cover for my first book, Vampires Don't Wear Polka Dots.  Which one do you like best?  I think the newest change is Unicorns Don't Give Sleigh Rides
     Can you believe it's almost 2009?  I wonder what exciting things will happen next year?  I'm looking forward to my new series, Keyholders.  Let's enjoy the excitement and promise of a new year-anything could happen!  ttyl, Debbie

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