Judy says:

Thank you, thank you for all your wonderful notes. I only wish I could respond to each of you personally. But in order to start a new book I need serious thinking time, which means less time for e-mail. Hope you understand. Just want you to know that my assistant and I read this guestbook every day, and that your continued love and support are a constant inspiration.

 

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Hometown: Key West - Posted October 21, 2016 4:51 pm
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mike petchey

hello, I dont think that we've met but probably have peeps in common (i came here from England some 20 odd years ago). Anyway up, I do know that you are a famous writer in residence in Cayo Heuso and just heard something that I think that you might love.
The BBC, or Beeb, or 'Auntie' as we call her, has recently launched a campaigne to celebrate reading 'Love to Read' and I just listened to one of the progs related to it - Laren Laverne's show on BBC Radio 6, Friday Oct 21st (digital available online) from Rochdale library in the North of England.
The 3rd song that she plays - "the Library' by Kimye Dawson from her album 'Thunder Thighs' - lovely, but more to the point, the song celebrates the writer Judy Blume!
Otherwise if your interested Lauren also plays, among others, Jefferson Airplane's White Rabbit (about Alice in W, prob the first modern kids book). !!! or Chk Chk Chk as I know them doing 'All you writers' - also Django Reinhart, the delicious Sandy Shaw, cute little Vampire Weekend, Radio Head. Unfortunately no Frank Zapper's 'Library Card' (probably not still available)

Note: in my quest to find your email address I saw pics in Architectual Digest of your Key West home which as a furniture/interior designer I adored!
I hope that you enjoy.
Regards
Mike

Hometown: Greenville - Posted October 21, 2016 11:02 am
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Blaine

63 year old retired attorney and just read one of your books for the first time - In the Unlikely Event. Great read and not in your usual genre and I salute that effort!!!! Never knew of these events and the fact that you grew up near there really brought the plane crashes home to you in a very personal way. Hoping for more books like this from you!

Hometown: Grand Rapids - Posted October 20, 2016 11:02 am
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Cassidy

Hello, a couple of classmates and I have read your book "Tiger Eyes". We just wondered if you ever thought of writing a 2nd book. What happened to Wolf? Did Davey and Wolf ever see each other again? What happened to Aunt Bitsy and Uncle Walter, did they ever think of adoption? Did Jane get permanent help? What was Davey's life like when she got home in terms of relationships with people?

Hometown: Buffalo - Posted October 19, 2016 3:07 pm
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Maya

Dear Ms. Blume-
It's been about 30 years since I first read your wonderful books. My favorite is Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. I recently read Superfudge again because my daughter has discovered your books. I was wondering if you changed them, however. Peter wants a laptop for Christmas, but in 1980 when it was written these were not around. Obviously it's fine if you did, and if not I congratulate you on your ability to predict the future! Keep on writing. I will look in mom's basement for my old copy from the 20th century!-Maya

Hometown: kissimmee - Posted October 13, 2016 10:19 am
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Vincent

Dear Mrs. Blume, I really love your books about Peter and Fudge. The characters are funny and do ridiculous things. I have read every book with Fudge in it. I love the dog Turtle too. Can you please write a new book with Fudge, Turtle and Peter.
Thank you for your hard work!

Hometown: Santa Maria, CA - Posted October 13, 2016 9:44 am
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Samantha Hill

Hey pen pal how was today I had a wonderful day I got you letter I've seen your blog it's cool and I have heard that you some times write about what you see inside like your children I love one of your books Tales of a fourth grade nothing I have your book and it's funny and I like it Fudge is pretty cute and funny. Why does Peter like it when Fudge is sleeping and drooling. EEEWW! l wondered why Fudge ate Peters moms roses well probley cause he thought they were good and yeah it wasn't to Peter! What do you like better a dog or cat? It's because I like dogs they are playful! I have 3 dogs there names are Joker, Papi, and Cookie and I named Joker that name because he has a backwards leg! And I named Papi that name because he looked like the dog from Beverly Hills Chihuahua and Cookie because her color of her fur, she's 8 years old! Well I'll talk to you tommorow!

Hometown: Sioux falls - Posted October 12, 2016 11:10 am

Honesty

Dear Judy your books are really good I want to be an author like you.I think freckle juice is the best 😊😊. I almost have all of the books. if i was an author i was an author i would write super funny books.you are a good author

Hometown: Sioux falls - Posted October 12, 2016 11:02 am

Melanie

Dear Judy,can you write a story about a girl and her horses? And i love your book freckle juice💕💕😍😎 this is what i think about your books😍😍😍😍😍😜😍😍😍😋🤑😌

Hometown: Sioux falls - Posted October 12, 2016 10:59 am

Kiki

Hi i love your books

Hometown: Harisburg - Posted October 12, 2016 10:59 am

Bobsleding guy #1

By the way I am german

Hometown: Harisburg - Posted October 12, 2016 10:56 am

Bobsleding guy #1

Hey its me again,I rilly think you should write about World War2

Hometown: Suoixfalls - Posted October 12, 2016 10:56 am

Jackson

I like your books becuse they are exsiting!!!

Hometown: Sioux Falls - Posted October 12, 2016 10:56 am

William

I loved the one book I read,Freckle Juice.I liked when Andrew drank the freckle juice.

Hometown: Soixfalls - Posted October 12, 2016 10:54 am

Abcay

Dear missed I hope you have a great day...

Posted October 12, 2016 10:53 am

Noah

Kan you make frelk jus2.

Hometown: Harisburg - Posted October 12, 2016 10:51 am

Bobsleding guy #1

I think you should write about World War 2

Hometown: Suoixfalls - Posted October 12, 2016 10:50 am

Jackson

Can you write a story adout hockey

Hometown: Suoixfalls - Posted October 12, 2016 10:47 am

Jackson

Hi

Hometown: V.S - Posted October 12, 2016 10:47 am

Josh

I love your work

Hometown: South Korea - Posted October 12, 2016 4:58 am
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LSD class from South Korea

Hi! We are English learners from South Korea and we are starting to read your book 'Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing'. We just finished studying about the author (Judy Blume) and we are very excited to get to read your book.
We will visit your website again once we finish your book and we're sure that we will all enjoy your novel. Thank you!!

Hometown: Tucson, Arizona - Posted October 11, 2016 4:56 pm
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Jess B

Dear Judy Blume,

My name is Jess and I am a junior at the University of Arizona. In my publishing class we have created a student run online publication to showcase new and established writers and I have a project that requires an interview with an established author who has influenced me both as a reader and as a writer.

I am reaching out to you with the understanding that you are extremely busy and that most likely this email will get stuck in a backed up inbox and I won't hear back until long after my due date for this project. That being said it would be such an honor to get a response, no matter how long it takes to get to my email because your work has truly inspired me and these questions, beyond being for an assignment, are questions that I truly want to know.

If you are comfortable responding to my questions I would ask if you would allow us to publish your interview on our university student website: tucsontalespublication.com

I thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading my message and I would be overjoyed for any response!

Warmly,
Jess

Interview Questions:
Why did you chose to write for children?
Why did you chose to write under a pseudonym?
What rituals help get you in the mindset to write?
What do you struggle with most in your writing?
Are you working on any new projects or books?
What was an early experience where you learned that language had power?
How do you select the names of your characters?
Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with bad or good ones?
How much relation is their between your works and your own experiences in life?
What was your hardest scene to write?
What was your favorite book or story growing up?
Have you always wanted to be a writer?
How do you think your writing has evolved over time?
When you are looking for inspiration where do you go or what do you do?
What does literary success look like to you?

Hometown: Santa Maria - Posted October 10, 2016 10:56 pm
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samantha H

One of my students sent you an email. Our network is one way with student emails. I am sending you the same email with the hope that a response would come through maybe to mine.
Here is her message.

Dear Judy Blume,

Hello Judy my name is Samantha and I'm your pen pal this week I like to write to people like you and I am 9 years old. Can you be my friend?
We would be great friends and my favorite color is red and I've been to New Jersey before its okay I live now in Santa Maria in California it ain't bad either
I go to Jimenez school and I'm in 4th grade. Tell me about you.
Sincerly,

Samantha H

Hometown: Santa Maria - Posted October 10, 2016 11:26 am
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Samantha

I love your books they are magical to me my teacher does to keep on writing!!!

Hometown: Safety Harbor - Posted October 10, 2016 5:40 am
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Emelia L

I am participating in National History Day for my school. Most kids are doing their projects on the Boston Tea Party or the Salem Witch trials. I chose to do mine on feminine hygiene products and how they have emancipated women. I have learned a lot. Do you think your book, "Are you there God? It's me Margaret" made an impact on society by letting people know that it is ok to talk about the taboo? My mother told me how when she went to my middle school back in the early 80's how every girl wanted to read this book and how everyone made it out to be something bad. My mom is buying me the book ti read for myself. I know you are busy, but if you could just respond with one statement it would be beneficial, I have had a hard time finding someone to interview. No one want to talk about periods and feminine hygiene products!

Hometown: Safety Harbor - Posted October 10, 2016 5:35 am
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Emelia L

I am participating in National History Day for my school. Most kids are doing their projects on the Boston Tea Party or the Salem Witch trials. I chose to do mine on feminine hygiene products and how they have emancipated women. I have learned a lot. Do you think your book, "Are you there God? It's me Margaret" made an impact on society by letting people know that it is ok to talk about the taboo? My mother told me how when she went to my middle school back in the early 80's how every girl wanted to read this book and how everyone made it out to be something bad. My mom is buying me the book ti read for myself.

Hometown: Clermont - Posted October 7, 2016 4:23 pm
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Lisa

Hi Judy,
I just bought your book about growing up in Elizabeth, NJ. My mom grew up there too.....I have her old yearbook....you and she were friends. Wondering if you remember her...Jeanne Ann Mazza?

Hometown: Tyler T.X. - Posted October 6, 2016 8:33 pm
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Marley

Hi,
I'm reading tales of a forth grade nothing and it is very good. Do you think you will ever write another book in that series? Please write back. Thank you.

Hometown: sf - Posted October 5, 2016 9:30 am
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Autumn

my mom really LOVE your Books pleas write me Back oh
yeah I for got That I LOVE Freckle juice You are my
favorite writer.

Hometown: NEWARK, NJ - Posted October 4, 2016 10:24 am
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DON NADEAU

WE LIVED AT 10 FOSTER ST, BETWEEN DAYTON ST AND FRELINGHUYSEN AVE. I REMEMBER THE TWO PLANE CRASHES IN ELIZABETH. IN FACT MY BROTHER AND I FOUND A PIECE OF ONE OF THE PLANES [PIECE OF WING] AND WE HAD IT IN OUR BACK YARD. I REMEMBER THE GI'S LIVING IN WEEKAQUC??PARK AND THE HARNESS TRACK.THE PARK WAS OUR FAVORITE PLACE, WE HAD MANY FRIENDS LIVING THERE. THE THREE AREAS WERE ANZIO, BASTONE AND CORRIGDORE SQUARES. ALSO WE WOULD WALK TO THE MAYFAIR THEATER IN HILLSIDE.

Hometown: Bronx - Posted October 3, 2016 3:02 pm
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Joyce

Hi Ms. Blume, I just finished your book "Forever" and I must tell you I was sad to see it end especially since the title had me thinking it would have a different ending. I have read some of your books and now I want to continue with the 'Banned' selections. I can't wait to go to the library. Keep on writing.

Hometown: Sydney - Posted October 1, 2016 9:18 pm
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Bek

Hi Judy,
Hope you're having a great weekend.
Being the daughter of strict parents (pastors), I was never allowed to read your books as a child. Oh how I wanted to read them! This year, I found a copy of Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret in a second-hand store and bought it. I read it from cover to cover the same day. I loved it.I've been borrowing other books you've written from our local library in recent months, have loved getting through them - especially the ones about Fudge. He's a character I know my daughter will love reading your books too. Thank you.

Hometown: Philadelphia - Posted September 30, 2016 7:38 pm
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Avery

I liked your books with Fudge and Peter because I can relate to peter.I have 3 of Fudge so that's like living in a kiddy tornado that spins around constantly . Also, I like your book Deenie, because we might deal with problems like her and us girls have a right to choose what we want to do in life and I just love your books. Thank you for being a writer and not a model. Ha Ha.

Hometown: Aledo - Posted September 28, 2016 10:20 am
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Chris Leng

I'm a 5th grade literature teacher and for an assignment, I have the kids read a book and write a fictional letter to the author. One of my students read Fudge-A-Mania and loved the book and is interested in mailing his letter. Is there an address he could send a letter to you? Thank you very much for your response

Hometown: sf - Posted September 28, 2016 9:21 am
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Autumn

Dear Judy Blume I LOVE LOVE LOVE Freckle Juice. Please write another great book. Please get this message. From, Autumn

Hometown: San Diego - Posted September 27, 2016 6:22 pm
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Layla

Dear Judy Blume,I really liked your book it was interesting and had a lot of good words and I liked that you made a lot of funny parts in the book and you also did a lot of good details and information about what was happening and I liked the illustrations because it helped me know what was happening in the story(by the way I read soupy Saturday s with the pain & the great one)

Hometown: SF - Posted September 27, 2016 4:33 pm
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Lola

Hi Judy Blume I love your books I am from Glen Park room 7 we sent you a letter I hope you get it.

Hometown: sf - Posted September 27, 2016 4:33 pm
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Autumn

Dear Judy Blume I LOVE Freckle juice Irely do

Hometown: SF - Posted September 27, 2016 4:30 pm
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Hailey

I love Freckle Juice sooooooo much

Hometown: SF - Posted September 27, 2016 4:30 pm
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Lucas

Dear Judy Blume, Can you please make 100 copies.

Hometown: San Francisco - Posted September 27, 2016 4:24 pm
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max

Can you make a natr book of frakol jost?

Hometown: S.F. - Posted September 27, 2016 4:16 pm

Laurel

Pleeeeeease make a sequal for Freckle Juice! Me and my classmates love it! It is silly and fun to read.

Hometown: Los Angeles - Posted September 23, 2016 2:00 pm
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Janet

The Beauty of Being a Girl

There are many writers that express themselves so effortlessly through writing, their writing is unique and can be viewed through many angles. It is amazing how a writer can have a long lasting impact on the lives of individuals. A well-recognized writer who has definitely made an impact in my life is the one and only Judy Blume. When I stepped into my schools’ library at the age of thirteen, I handpicked a Judy Blume book and that is where my admiration began. Judy Blume helps young girls understand topics that sometimes our parents are not comfortable in sharing, in a delicate way. I was drawn by the experiences that are shared throughout every book mainly because I am a girl and the events are realistic and not just fantasy.
As many girls and boys, now that I am nineteen-years-old I can relate to quotes in many of Blume’s books, it’s outrageously insane! Overall, I like the fact that Judy Blume books were a part of my childhood and bring back good memories.
As a ten-year-old-girl, I was not aware that every girl gets their menstrual cycle. Whenever I would see my mother and eldest sister hand each other a square colored packet I would question what they were, just out of curiosity and because I wanted one of those ‘cool’ things. Unfortunately, they did not tell me what they were and advised me that in a few years I would know their top secret. I was pretty excited to be frank, I was very eager to get a hold of those ‘cool’ things. Once I turned thirteen-years-old, I got an unpleasant surprise when I visited my home bathroom. I got to use the ‘cool’ things that my mother and sister had kept secret for three years. If I had read Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume I’m sure I would understand what I witnessed in the bathroom. I remember so vividly when I thought I had hurt myself which resulted in blood. I was very gullible, but can you blame me?
Judy Blume helps young girls understand what periods are and that it is normal for girls to experience this. Some parents are not comfortable in sharing real life events because it may be awkward for them or maybe because they want us to experience it on our own. Whatever the deal is, I like how Judy keeps it real with her audience that entering life as a full teenager is a lot to grasp on. She discusses everything as the character Margaret buys her first bra, gets her period, and starts liking boys. As I mentioned above, some parents like mine do not feel comfortable in sharing stuff like this with their girls because it is not an easy topic for most. Nonetheless, it was nice reading that kind of book that dived into reality without fearing anything.
If you have read the many of Judy Blume’s books you’d realize that she explores many topics that are beyond imaged. She discusses friendships, death, family, the list goes on and on. As I continued reading Blume’s books as a teenager I enjoyed the many themes that were presented in every copy. I was able to understand characters such as Margaret from Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret. Being a teenager there is pressure that should not be there in the first place. Fitting in was something that many girls wanted to do in the story, they wanted to have their periods as other girls and look a certain way, a way that is ‘acceptable’. As the years went by, I learned that one should not be like everyone else. I learned that every girls’ body is completely different and that we should love and appreciate one another. This is what a lot of reading taught me. It also taught me that we all go through changes in our lives and we lose people and gain people at the same time. Judy Blume assures girls that we are not alone and that fear is just a word as she quotes in one of her books, Each of us must confront our own fears, must come face to face with them. How we handle our fears will determine where we go with the rest of our lives. To experience adventure or to be limited by the fear of it.
In the book Deenie, by Judy Blume I was able to relate to the main character Deenie in different way. Judy Blume came up with a story that I’m sure many girls can relate to. Not just experiencing something like scoliosis knowing someone who has different features from the rest. Although I did not suffer from scoliosis, I struggled with convulsions as a young child and as a young girl I was not exactly the same anymore. I looked a distant way from the rest of the girls at my school. I did not fit in due to many activities I was unable to be a part of and of course, my appearance. I was a very self-conscious girl and my family did not know that. I have to be honest that I dislike that part of me, my wish was to be like everyone else.
Reading this book gave me clarity that there are other people who have experiences like this. At first I did not want to share what I went through as a child because my thoughts were that people would see me as a special person. As the years went by, I learned to have confidence in myself and that different is beautiful. I learned that we should embrace what we go through and accept those around us who may be going through something similar. I am proud to say that I have come a long way from having a near death experience at the age of two and being able to see life as it is. It’s amazing when a book can uplift you and every thought is spoken so effortlessly.
Judy Blume is a writer who taught young girls like myself what was normal. She did not fear anything and spoke freely. Her books show that adolescence is a nice road that comes with many transitions and acceptances. Blume’s books are a reminder of what growing up is all about, most specifically the beauty of being a girl.

Hometown: Briarcliff - Posted September 23, 2016 11:04 am
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Saanjh

Dear Mrs. Blume,
My class just finished Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. The book was really good. My favorite character is Fudge. He reminds me of my sister. My favorite chapters are the Birthday Bash and the Flying Train Committee. In the Flying Train Committee Fudge ruined Peter's project. I plan to read all of your other books. Love, Saanjh

Hometown: Briarcliff Manor - Posted September 23, 2016 11:04 am
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Phoebe

Hi Mrs. Blume,
We just finished Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. It's a great book. It's also a funny book. I like Fudge. He is very funny. I already read some of your books like The One In the Middle is the Green Kangaroo and Freckle Juice. They're very good. I can't wait to read more of your books. Bye
-Phoebe

Hometown: Briarcliff Manor - Posted September 23, 2016 11:03 am
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Finley

Hi Mrs. Blume,
I just finished reading your book Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing in class. I can't wait to read your other books! I love how you showed that Peter didn't get too much attention at the beginning. Then Peter realized his parents did actually realize he was there by getting him a dog. Then Peter and Fudge were happy. I'm also an oldest child so I feel just the way Peter does.
From,
Finley😏

Hometown: Briarcliff Manor - Posted September 23, 2016 11:01 am
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Kyle

Dear Mrs.Blume We recently finished your book Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing.It is very funny and enjoyable.

Hometown: Briarcliff Manor - Posted September 23, 2016 11:01 am
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William

Dear Mrs. Blume I just finished reading your book
the forth grade nothing and I loved it. I am going to read the rest of the books.
Love
William

Hometown: briarcliff manor - Posted September 23, 2016 11:00 am
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Alexander

Dear Mrs. Blume, Recently I have finished your book Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing. It was a very good book. I am curoius why you didn't describe Peter?

Hometown: Briarcliff Manor - Posted September 23, 2016 10:57 am
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Jayson

Dear Judy Blume: I have read your first book. I thought your book was very interesting and wonderful. I hope to read your next book. I really think that you put all of your Effort in the book that I read in class. I really love that you put you at the background after the book. By your friend, Jayson.

Hometown: Briarcliff Manor - Posted September 23, 2016 10:57 am
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Sebastian

Hi Mrs. Blume, we recently finished your book "Tales of 4th grade Nothing" in my 4th grade class and I loved it. I really hope to read more of your books.

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