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Tuesday February 8, 2022

Dear Lily, When I was a school librarian I noticed my students loved this one set of old books about how to make monster movies. They practically fought over Vampires Don't Wear Polka Dots them. My goal as a librarian and as a writer has always been to encourage kids to read. I knew monsters attracted the attention of kids who didn't even like to read that much, so I hoped that kids would enjoy reading about friends who jumped to conclusions about their teacher (and thought she might be a vampire!). Some of the things are a little bit over the top, but that's just to make it fun! 
     Thanks for your fun ending idea. Our editor actually asked us to change our originial ending. Have a blessed day, Debbie

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Monday February 7, 2022

Dear Lily, Almost all of my series have had different illustrators. The originial illustrator for the Bailey School Kids series is John Steven Gurney. A lot of people have asked us what happened in the hallwayZombies Don't Play Soccer with Eddie and Mrs. Jeepers in the Vampires Don't Wear Polka Dots chapter book. When we wrote it we thought Mrs. Jeepers turned into a vampire monster, what do you think? (Nathan Hale has done some newer covers.)
     Yes, I like reading (a lot!) and soccer. I hope you'll enjoy Zombies Don't Play Soccer.
     I made up the name Bridget Butt, but later a REAL Bridgett Butt wrote me a letter! If you read the book (The Worst Name in Third Grade), I hope you'll ike her. Have a great week and wear a mask in public, Debbie

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Wednesday February 2, 2022

Vampires Don't Wear Polka Dots graphic novelDear Friends, If you are snowed in and want to listen to a read-aloud, ask your adult to go to Facebook.com/debbiedadey at noon Eastern Time. I will be reading from the Vampires Don't Wear Polka Dots graphic novel. Happy World Read Aloud Day, Debbie

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Tuesday February 1, 2022

Thanks Ella L!

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Monday January 31, 2022

Frankenstein Doesn't Plant PetuniasDear Ella L., I'm so glad you liked my first graphicFrankenstein Doesn't Plant Petunias graphic novel novel, Vampires Don't Wear Polka Dots. It's based on this book, Vampires Don't Wear Polka Dots. My next graphic novel comes out this year. It will be Frankenstein Doesn't Plant Petunias and it's based on this book. Have a great week, stay safe and wear a mask in public, Debbie

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