Can’t Wait to See You on Oct. 15th


Of course you know, but I just remembered that in less than two months you’re going to be at the Takoma Park Library to release the final Alice book. I will be there and I am SO EXCITED. Like a lot of people, I grew up with the Alice series, and it had a huge impact on my life. I’ve written to you before, so if you happen to remember, sorry for repeating myself. I was born in New Jersey. When I read that Alice had decided to go to University of Maryland College Park, I had *no* idea where I wanted to go to school. I ended up loving it and deciding to attend. When I started my freshman year, I had a rocky start to say the least. Eventually I found my footing in the huge university and now I am counting down the days until I move in for my sophomore year. My whole life is in the greater metropolitan DC area. I can’t wait to compare my college experiences with Alice’s experiences. I can’t wait to see you, and I can’t believe a character from a book series has influenced my life this much.

I’m going to try to go back and find all of the books and read them in order and save “Now I’ll Tell You Everything” for the end. Thank you for writing these books. Looking back, I feel blessed to have had a strong, smart, and dynamic female role model as I grew up. Thank you so much for that.

Phyllis replied:
And I can hardly wait to meet all my fans on this book tour.  I wish I could go to every single city in the whole United States, but in the space of two weeks, flying from place to place, I’ll only be able to start on the East Coast, a few cities in the Midwest, and a few on the West Coast.  When the schedule is definite, I’ll post it here many times so no one will miss it.  I’ll be interested too in how your college experience mirrors Alice’s, since I never attended the U of Maryland, and had to interview one of my sons, plus other Maryland students, for basic information.  The rest, of course, I just made up.  Make sure you introduce yourself to me at Takoma Park!

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