Fan mail Friday

July 20th, 2017

I am w-a-y overdue with a fan mail update (and w-a-y behind on answering my fan mail, for all of you waiting so patiently to hear back from me), and a recent flurry of absolutely truly FABULOUS photos some of you sent in has given me just the nudge I needed.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, right? Well, the pictures I’m going to share with you today are worth more than that — they’re worth their weight in gold! It’s hard to put in words how much it means to me to receive your letters and beautiful drawings and lovely photos. To say that it touches my heart is the understatement of the 21st century! But that’s exactly what it does, and I treasure each and every one of my readers who so generously take the time to thank me in this way.

The connection between reader and writer is a special one, isn’t it? I ponder it often. In a way, reading a book is a long conversation between the writer and the reader — at least I like to think of it that way. It’s a conversation that transcends time and place, that can reach across the centuries. Just think of it, Jane Austen wrote Pride and Prejudice for me! Someone she would never know; someone living in a world she couldn’t possibly have imagined at the time she was writing. And E.B. White — could he have dreamed of the impact that Charlotte’s Web would have on me?

Me, happily connecting with E.B. White

And now, my books are going out into the world, and connecting with many of you — and in turn you reach out to connect with me, whether it’s through the pure and wondrous experience of reading itself, or whether it’s through your letters, your emails, your comments on this blog, your artwork, or your photographs.

Thank you, each and every one of you, from the bottom of my heart!

And now, this Friday’s fan mail:

Do you love this sweet smile or what?!  Wow!

And how about this one? Heart-melter, right?

And look at this amazing mother-daughter book club! Don’t they look like they’d be fun to read with? 

Come back and visit again on future Fridays, as I have more fun fan art and photos to share. And meanwhile, it’s JULY! National ice cream MONTH! What are you doing sitting here reading this blog? You should be out there rustling up some ice cream. Go! Now! Do it!

 

 

And the winners are…

May 18th, 2017

Salma and Shelby!

 

Congratulations — look for an email from me soon, with details.

 

Loved reading EVERYONE’S maple memories!  I wish I could invite you all over to my house for homemade sourdough waffles and maple syrup, just like Truly’s father makes for her in YOURS TRULY…

 

Believe it or not, there’s another giveaway just around the corner, to celebrate the paperback release of MOTHER-DAUGHTER BOOK CAMP. Stay tuned!

 

See you in Hadley & a giveaway!

June 11th, 2016

It’s a beautiful sunny Saturday morning in Boston, and I’m looking forward to seeing some of you at a book signing this afternoon (2 pm) in Hadley, Massachusetts, where I’ll be at the Barnes & Noble as part of their B-Fest Teen Book Festival!  It’s the biggest weekend of author events in B&N history, and promises to be great fun! Click here for more information.

For those of you who live far away and can’t join us, fear not, I’ve thought of a way you can participate … with a giveaway!

One of you will win a FULL SET of the Mother-Daughter Book Club series — yes, all seven of them, including hot-off-the-press MOTHER-DAUGHTER BOOK CAMP!

Mother-Daughter Book Camp

And that’s not all (as they say on those obnoxious TV commercials) — there will be other surprises in your box o’ goodies…

So, here’s the challenge for you: Come up with a Mother-Daughter Book Club trivia question and enter it in the comments section below. (Feel free to answer each other’s questions, too, if you want to, just for fun!)

The winner will be chosen at random at midnight on June 25, 2016. Share this giveaway on your blog or Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or other social media for additional entries, using the hashtag #MDBCgiveaway. (If you share on social media, please leave a link in the comments below so I can assign you an extra entry.) U.S. and Canada only, please.

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