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Wednesday January 20, 2021

Hey Ella, I actually made my mermaid tail myself, but I need to make a new one. It was damaged a while back. Guess what? In Mermaid Tales #22 (if my editor likes the manuscript), our merfriends have a close call with humans! I'm told they will probably pick a new illustrator, but I love Tatevik! She is awesome, so I would be happy for her to do the new series as well. You had great questions! Stay safe and wear a mask, Debbie

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Tuesday January 19, 2021

Dear Autumn, I love writing books about mermaids, Debbie as a nermaidThe Winter Princessbut I'm pretty sure I'm not a mermaid. Are you? Do you have a favorite Mermaid Tales book?
     Ella, I've actually been having fun learning about the lady responsible for the covid vaccine. Dr. Katalin Kariko wouldn't give up on the idea behind the molecule mRNA and it's ability to help people. If she hadn't  kept trying in spite of everyone thinking she was nuts, we wouldn't have the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine! Stay safe and wear a mask, Debbie

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Friday January 8, 2021

Dear Ella, It's always great to hear from you. Take care of yourself and be happy. Your friend, Debbie

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Tuesday January 5, 2021

Dear Bently and Quincey, Thanks for your amazing new verse to the Mermaid Tales song. I posted it today on my Twitter and Facebook author page. For some reason I'm having trouble getting it on my website, but I am determined! You did great! Thanks, Debbie

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Monday January 4, 2021

Dear Judah, I'm so glad you are enjoying the Bailey School Kids books. The ideas for the monsters came Cupid Doesn't Flip Hamburgersfrom lots of different places-vampires were the scariest monster to me when I was a kid. Mummies Don't Coach Softball came from a visit to the Field Museum in Chicago. Bigfoot Doesn't Square Dance from a newspaper article. Do you have a favorite BSK story? Did you know the series has been optioned for a TV series? It would be fun to see. It's cool that we're both from KY. I grew up in Henderson, but I lived in Lexington before I started moving around the country with my husband (for his job). 
     Ella, the name Blue would also be a good first name. You are so clever! Swim free, Debbie

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