Every so often when I go on school visits I get some thank you notes, or else a student will send me an email to tell me about their own writing. Here are some excerpts of my favorites:
- Thanks, J.T. I agree!
* “I enjoyed when you taught us about characters. Now I am probably going to go home and write. You have inspired me.” - M.K.
- I hope you will write, M.K.
* “I love, love, love, LOVE your books. Or I probably will when I read them.” – S.S.
- Hopefully you’ll still love them after you read them, S.S.
* “I want to read your book so bad. Usually I wouldn’t read those books, but I might take a chance with you.” - B.W.
- Live the wild life, B.W.
* “The antagonist in my book will be named Jennifer and she’s mean. Not that you’re mean, you’re very nice. I just like the name Jennifer.” – K.P.
- No no, I can be mean. Let me be a character in your book!
* “I’d like to get your series but I don’t think we have enough money because I have like 15 books to read already.” - K.K.
- When you get through them, consider “Elliot” for #16. Deal?
* “You are an amazing author and I’ve never even heard of you.” - E.M.
- E.M., are you by chance friends with S.S. above?
* “All my life I have wanted to be famous. Since I am a dance I have thought about auditioning for a traveling group, but I think it might be funner to be a writer.” - D. C.
- Do them both. I’m a writer and also a pro at the laundry.
* “I read your book too fast. When’s the next one?” - K.M.
- Elliot and the Pixie Plot will be out in May. I hope you read it slower this time.
* “I wrote a book too. Can you give me the address of where to send it to be published?” – P.C.
- Hmmm. Where to start…
Keep `em coming kids!