Monthly Archives: October 2013

Meet Phyllis Reynolds Naylor THIS MONTH!

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Dear Friends of Alice,

Phyllis’s publishing team here with an exciting announcement: Phyllis Reynolds Naylor is going on tour this month! You can see the list of cities she’ll be visiting and her schedule of bookstore appearances and events by clicking here, or on the “Alice Tour 2013″ tab at the top of this page. Please come and celebrate the final book in the Alice series with us—Phyllis can’t wait to meet you in person!

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Proud of Who I Am Now

I am pretty sure I would be a different person if I had not read the Alice books six years ago. As I am taking AP Literature this year, we talked  about how fiction is so important, when everyone is debating that non-fiction  is more important. But really, there’s nothing like sympathizing, and getting  to know a character lie your own sister. The characterization of Alice over the years will always be like a real friend to me when I look back; her ups and downs, her funny and awkward moments, the problems with her parents, etc. I have leaned so much about growing up and being myself. And I’m proud of who I am now.

Thank you SO much for writing a series that have not only made me feel so much better, but have inspired me as well. I remember getting an autographed poster years ago, and I’ll always remember how happy I was! Hopefully I will be able to see you on your book tour!
 
Phyllis replied:

I would love to see you!  I would also love to see the hundreds and hundreds of readers who have written to me over the years–even given me ideas for the Alice series.  My first stop will be the  Takoma Park Library, Takoma Park Maryland on Tuesday, October 15th at 7:30.  The newest, and final, book of the Alice series, NOW I’LL TELL YOU EVERYTHING, will be on sale, or you may bring your own books for autographing.

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Okay to Start Here?

Question:
 
Is it okay to start reading I like him he likes her, without reading all the other books before?
 
Phyllis replied:

Of course!  Read and enjoy!

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Even More Alice

Question:
 
I’m twenty-six years old, and it’s been a long time since I’ve read an “Alice” book. I was, however, thinking of dear Alice just yesterday and how truly grateful I am for your series. Alice got me through those dreadful pre-teen years and I clung to those stories, finding solace in the pages.

It seems you’ve written even more Alice books since then and I think that’s wonderful! Every young girl should read your novels and have an opportunity to find a friend in Alice.

I sincerely thank you. Alice books are one of my favorite memories about growing up. I’ll always be a fan!

Phyllis replied:
 
Indeed, I’ve been busy, and yes, there are 28 books in all, the very last one coming out next Monday!

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