Illinois … What a Great State!

Hi Everybody,

I was in Springfield, Illinois last week at the Illinois Reading Council Conference and I met so many nice teachers and reading specialists.  It was so much fun and I love knowing that there are so many classrooms in Illinois filled with so many great readers!  

Special thanks to all of you from Mrs. Lundgren’s class who wrote to me . . . Rachel, Maddy, and Julie, I loved hearing from you.  You asked so many great questions.  One of the big ones was where I get my inspiration and the answer is that I like to write about things that happened to me when I was growing up, things that happen to my own kids, and of course, I like to make things up!   I also am inspired to keep writing when I hear from fans like you who like reading about Mallory.  Thanks again for your letters.

Thanks too to Madison, Carolina, Julie, Afshan, Danielle, Monique, Shilpa, Mallory, Suzanne, Aishah, Gina, Mallori, and everyone else who wrote to me.  I love all of your comments and suggestions.  I know lots of you asked if you could have a copy of Mallory in the Spotlight.  There were only a few copies so I’m sorry if you didn’t get one, but the book will be out this summer and I hope you will all read it then.

Keep reading!

Talk to you soon,


3 Responses to “Illinois … What a Great State!”

  1. Julie Says:

    Your welcome!!!!

  2. Savanna Says:

    Nice Books. x]

  3. Cody Says:

    Hey why don’t you do a book where Mallory and Chesseburger becomes a spy, because she is allways getting into peoples bussines and because she is always in mischive.

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