March 24, 2008

A Fantastic Librarian and Fan Mail

Happy Monday!

I’m often impressed by the ingenuity of educators and librarians. One librarian in a Maine school came up with an inventive way to combine voting and getting students excited about reading. Check out Cynthia Lord’s LiveJournal.

One of the joys of having a children’s book published is getting e-mail from enthusiastic young readers. I received a delightful e-mail from Lily this weekend and am sharing it with the author's permission.

I just wanted to say that your book is phenomonal! Its so interesting! Some of the parts (Like Chapter 33 & 34) Had me on the edge of my seat! Usually not into non-fiction books but this one was really good. When I got it, my mom said I could get this babysitting book/kit that I always wanted, or your book. I picked your book. I know you probably get lots of fan mail saying your great, and im probably just one of "them", but you really deserve it.
Sincerely, Lily, age 9
P.S. I know you probably hear this a lot, but i'm your biggest fan.

Thanks, Lily, for making my day!


Ghost Girl (aka, Mary Ann) said...

Your book over the babysitting book...I Love it! That is fabulous, Donna! Congrats!

Anonymous said...

Having read the book also, and thoroughly enjoying it, I have to say I have a feeling I've been missing something. I'm gaining the impression that some of the finest writing being done is in the "children" and "young adult" sections of the book store. I'm going to have to follow my daughter into those aisles more often. Great to read those fine reviews Donna!