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Monday November 5, 2007

MonsterSled So which do you like better?  Snow Monsters DO Go Sledding or
Snow Monsters DO Drink Hot Chocolate?  HotChocolate
My next book could depend on your answer!

Hi to Amanda, Mora, Zulma, Alexis, Erica, and Regina.  Guess what Alexis, I can't spell very well either!  Alexis, I had fun at Bowie.  You have a cool school.  Natalie, I think I am probably most like Eddie and Melody. 

Greetings to The Girls Book Club (Amanda, Holly, Stephanie, and Erin).  I think it is so cool that you have your own book club.  Most of the time I don't believe in ghosts, but every once in a while (when it's dark and there's a funny noise-then I'm not so sure!).

Mike, Ryan, and Aaron-I have been on a few author's tours and I do visit schools and bookstores.  In fact, tomorrow I am visiting a school in Virgina with Marcia Jones. 

Thanks to Cameron, Brenton from OZ, Jasmine, Kayla, and Hannah for your awesome ideas.  Brenton, I really do want to make a writing section for my website.  I guess that will be my new year's resolution!

Cory, there are 51 numbered BSK books, but there are a bunch of super specials and holiday specials.  You can see them all at  the book section of my website .  Emily amd Torrie, I get inspiration from everywhere for writing.  The idea for Bigfoot Doesn't Square Dance came from the newspaper!  Destine, I like Hannah Montana too.  Zac, I have lots of favorites.  How about you?

David, the next book I'm writing will be a snow monster book.  Dylan from Bowie, you sound like an awesome writer.  I'll probably be reading your books someday.  Alexis, I'm glad you liked the Worst Name in Third Grade .  Mikaela from Bowie, you may be right about Mrs. Zork.  Rebekah from Bowie, thanks for writing such nice words.  Regina and Rysa, you rock too!

Marie, I'd love to write more Bridgett Butt books.  You can write my editor at Make More Bridgett Butt Books Scholastic 557 Broadway New York, NY 10012 and ask for more.  Kevin!  you can write to the same address for more Swamp Monster books.  I had just sent my editor ideas for #5 and #6.  We'll see what happens.  Mehar, I wrote Vampires Don't Wear Polka Dots in 2 weeks.  Cherokee Sister took me 8 years to write!  Dylan, it's cool that you like Slime Wars.  Did you know I wrote it with my son?  

Jesse, I'm sorry you have trouble with subjects and predicates.  Your teacher can help you more, but a subject is usually a person, place, or thing that the sentence is about.  The predicate is usually the action part of the sentence or the verb.  Hope that helps. 

Regina and Brenton from Oz, what shall we write about?  Angie, I love reading kid's books too.  They are so fun.  Alyson, you can find out about me on the Swamp page.  Taylor, I have only one word for you-READ!  gtg, Debbie 

 

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Tuesday October 23, 2007

Wow!  Shame on me for not writing sooner.  I guess my only excuse it that I was finishing a book about cavemen.  I had to rewrite it because my editor didn't like it the first time.  I actually liked parts of it better the first time, but she's my boss!  I think it did turn out to be lots of fun.  It will come out next year.  

Skylar, I love your way with words.  Sugar, if you get your class to enter my contest you can win a book and an autograph.  But Juls, if your teacher won't particpate you can send in your own.  Mayum and Tail, I do have three kids as my daughter Becky told you.  If you, Zac, Darby, Lisa, and Karli want more information you can check out the Swamp Club.  There's a section there to help people with BOOK REPORTS (click here! and here! ).  Zac, I'm not sure why I've always liked the color blue.  I think it's because it is very calming.  Right now, my office is that color.  (yes, Caroline that wacky girl named Becky is really my wonderful daughter.)

Sara, I'm glad you are enjoying Ghostville Elementary3gIsn't this a great time
of the year to read a ghost book? I hope you don't get too scared! 
Casandra, I'm so happy that you liked The Worst Name in Third Grade.  You might want to check out Bridgett's blog on the Swamp Club.  I think she's posting a new entry today.

Marissa, a BSK movie would be so cool.  TheatreWorks is currently buying the rights to make the Bailey School Kids books into a play, which could be so fun. 

Greetings to Taylor, Montserrat, Monique, Domonique, Andrew, Karen, James, Jasmine, Curtisia, Victoria, and Samantha.  Thanks for writing and let me know if there's something you'd like on my website.  I love new ideas.   Ha, ha to Becky and Alex for writing in.  You are so funny!

Danielle and Natalie, it will be cool to meet you in April.  Mrs. Goforth's class from Johnson Elementary, thanks for the postcard.  I've written about 139 books.  I write because I love to have adventures and I love to daydream.  I can do both on paper and share them with other people.  Happy Birthday to Lindsey!  Miracle, your name is neat.  And, of course, Bailey, I do love your name.

Kasey, I wish I had some magic advice for Middle School.  Sometimes it can be hard.  (I know I went to Middle school myself).  I will tell you a secret though.  Everyone, and I do mean everyone in Middle School, are pretty much unsure of themselves.  Some people act cool, but underneath we're all the same-even as grown-ups.  Just have fun and don't worry about kids who act like they're better than everyone else. 

Kevin!! thanks for your fun idea.  I love it.  I hope I'll get to write another Swamp Monster in Third Grade book.  Do you think I should? 

Emily, the idea for the Monsters Next Door actually came from my Scholastic editor.  She wanted a spin-off series of the Bailey School Kids books so Marcia Jones and I thought it would be cool if there really was a family of monsters living in Bailey City.  The names all came from a baby book of names.  It's a great way to find hundreds of names.  We just looked for names we thought sounded like our characters.  Isn't Kilmer a great name for a young Frankenstein?

Brenton, my BSK outlines are usually very brief with just a sentence or two about what happens in each chapter.  When I get the book that's dedicated to you I will send it to you.  I have your snail mail from when your wrote me by regular mail.

Wow, I think that's the longest I've ever written on Debbie Talks!  Thanks for writing and I hope you have a great October.  Have you picked out a Halloween costume yet?  I'm going to a party on Saturday and I was thinking of getting this crazy costume that is me as a Biker Chick.  My husband could just wear his Harley jacket (he doesn't like to dress up so much).  My daughter is so embarrassed and doesn't want me to get it!  Should I embarrass her or not?  Hmmmmmmmmm, Debbie

 

 

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Sunday October 7, 2007

leaves Wow!  I just did a workshop in Boyds Mill, PA.  (close to where they make HIghlights Magazine) and I've never seen trees so beautiful.  It was like God spilled a paint set on the trees.  Reds, Yellows, Oranges, Purples, Browns, and Greens-it was amazing.  I even got to go for some walks in the woods.  Imagine yourself totally alone in the woods-it's peaceful and just a tiny bit scary-in fact, I wouldn't recommend it for a kid. 
Who knows what creatures lurk in those woods? jeepers
Perhaps a wolfman or maybe even a vampire teacher!!

Seriously, Vishi I'd love for Canadian kids to enter the postcard contest. Elizabeth, I hope your class enters too.  You could win a whole bunch of books, but just for entering you get at least one book!  Kevin!! it was great to hear from you again.  I hope third grade is going well.  (Did I ever tell you that I got in trouble alot for talking in third grade?  I thought my teacher was so mean.)

Ann and Harley, I love writing because you can make anything happen in a book-crazy things-ANYTHING!  Dalisha, I'm so glad you like my books.  You and Finnegan might like my new book for Christmas.  It's called Mrs. Jeepers Creepy Christmas and it should be in your next Lucky book order form.  Do you get those from school?  Erica, I hope you enjoyed Angels Don't Know Karate.  I really liked the ending of that book.  Breidget, keep up the great reading!  Maud, thanks for the fun idea.  Centaurs would be cool to write about.

Jackie, check out this link to find out more about me. http://debbiedadey.com/Swamp/BookReport.php.

Talk to you next week.  Meanwhile stay cool and try not to get in trouble for talking in class!  Good luck, Debbie

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Thursday September 27, 2007

In case you're wondering, Eddie did find the saber tooth tiger in the book I just finished.  Today, I'm brainstorming ideas for a new book.  I think it will be a lot of fun-in fact, I think it will be SUPER! 

Diana, I have two brothers too.  My daughter has two brothers too.  My niece has two brothers too!  My older brother is Frank and my younger brother is David.  I'm sorry that my webmaster doesn't allow addresses on the website (it's a kid's safety thing-don't ever give your address over the Internet because there are weird people in this world.  Everything that comes to me is checked my my webmaster.  Thanks webmaster!  But you and Derek can write me in care of Scholastic 557 Broadway New York, New York 10012.  (That way, I can send you an autograph too.) In fact, I was just in New York city yesterday.  I did a little shopping, met my editor and agent for lunch, and visited the Scholastic offices.  I live much closer to NYC now so I plan to visit more often.  I took the train in and I even rode the subway.

Brittany and Haleight Michelle, you can find out facts about me by clicking on this: http://debbiedadey.com/Swamp/BookReport.php

Hunter, I hope you liked Triplet Trouble and the Cookie Contest.  You are so smart to figure out the name of the city was Oakridge.  Marcia and I never really said, but you were a great detective!

Greetings to Mrs. Lichman's first grade.  To answer your questions, my birthday is May 18th and my favorite color is blue.  Even my office is painted blue right now.  I'm looking forward to visiting your school in October.  I hope you'll enter my postcard contest at http://www.debbiedadey.com/Bridgett/PostcardContest.php.  You'll get a free autographed book and you could win a set of books! 

Jessica, yes I have been on a few book tours before.  The longest I was ever away from home for a book tour was three weeks.  It was too long to be away from my family.  Please tell your brother I said hello.  Hey Kendall, you sound like a fantastic reader!  Keep rocking and reading!  And lastly, hello to my sweet wonderful good-looking very talented great soccer playing daughter Becky. 

ttyl, Debbie

 

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Tuesday September 11, 2007

HELP!  CAN YOU THINK OF WAYS TO GET MORE KIDS TO COME TO debbiedadey.com?
SEND ME YOUR IDEAS AND I'LL SEND YOUR CLASS A SURPRISE IF I CAN USE IT. 

Hey Brittany, I hope you liked The Worst Name in Third Grade .  
Have you checked out Bridgett's Blog yet?  bbCLICK HERE!  
If you have something you want to tell Bridgett you can tell her at Kid's Talk

Right now, I've got to go get Eddie out of trouble.  He's looking for a saber-tooth tiger in a toilet. 

TTYL, Debbie

           

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