Daily Archives: February 28, 2010

Alice in Charge

Question:

i was just wondering when the next book after intensely alice is coming out? that book made me really sad, and made me start thinking about what will happen after MY friends die.

Phyllis replied:

I knew it was going to make a lot of readers sad.  It made me sad to write it.  But if I’m going to present real life, then deaths of friends and those we love will some day be a part of it.  That’s why it’s so important to remember that life is a miracle, and you want to make every day count.

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You’ve Inspired Me to Write Books Too

Question:
I love your Alice books because everything that happens to her I can relate to. I wish she was a real person and it makes me feel sad to know that she isn’t but as long as I got an Alice book in my hands I’ll sit for hours reading until the very end. You’re my favorite author of all time, I used to be a big fan of Japanese comic books but ever since I started reading Alice books, I haven’t picked up a comic book since! Wow this is actually the first time thinking about a comic…
  I have a question, is there gonna be another series of books, like Alice that you might write in the future? I mean not like another series of Alice books [But I sure do wish] but coming from another person who experiences different problems. And never ever ever stop writing books! You’ve got talent! And you’ve inspired me to write books too [I’m currently working on one called “The Black Feather” ] (Even though I’m forteen and can’t get it published, I think its gonna win book of the year, when i get old enough)

Phyllis replied:

 

I don’t know that I would want to get into writing another long series of books.   The Alice books have been going on for 25 years, you know!  There are just so many individual books I want to write.  Best of luck with your own writing!   I’ll watch for your book….

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I Loved your Books as a Child

Question:

My daughter is turning eight next month and this past summer (June
15th-August 30th) she read 52 books.  Of those 52 books, 24 of them
were written by you.  I think that says something.  Every time we
would go to the library she would go searching to see if any new
“Phyllis” books were available.  (I thought it was cute that she took
to calling them Phyllis books… that is before she found the Alice
series… now they are “Alice” books)

I just wanted to send you a note to tell you how much I appreciate
amazing authors, such as yourself.  As a child, I loved your books and
I am so happy to see that my daughter is able to enjoy the old
favorites that I read as a child and new ones as well.

My daughter is hoping to meet you at the Gaithersburg Book Festival.
We had no idea you were local!  Thank you for making childhood so enjoyable for my daughter!

Phyllis replied:

 

It’s great to meet fans who have been reading my books for a long time.   I’m looking forward to meeting you both, and would love to hear which books you’ve enjoyed the most.

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