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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Gemma

Dear Judy Blume,
After reading your book, "Otherwise Known as Sheila the Great", with my class I liked it and here are some reasons why. It was funny because of the language and all of Sheila's fears. The characters were relatable and they felt like real people. I think that it had a great plot structure. I also liked how there were a lot of settings. Overall, I liked your book and I'm excited to read another one.

yours truly,
Gemma

Hometown: NewYork City - Age: 11 - Posted June 17, 2015 8:17 am

Marie

Dear Judy Blume,
I read your book, "Otherwise known as Sheila the Great" for ELA homework and it made my homework so much more enjoyable! All the characters in your book feel so real, since you give great details. for example, Sheila thinks Libby dances like an elephant! I also loved how you made Sheila so dramatic. For example, Sheila says she gets hives from dogs, but really she's afraid of dogs! Finally, I loved how Sheila overcomes her fears at the end of the summer! Overall, "Otherwise know as Sheila the Great" is so far my favorite book I have read this year, 2015!

Best of luck, Marie

Hometown: New York City - Age: 12 - Posted June 17, 2015 8:12 am

LinnAnn

I'm thinking of writing about my childhood, but as kids short stories. Step mom tried to sell me to the gypsies, hurricane under the docks in Oceanside, Ca. Crawling under fence to fish crawdads, rabbit hunting in San Juan Islands, Wa. What do you think? Short stories or full book? thanks. Love, LinnAnn

Hometown: Aberdeen - Age: 61 - Posted June 17, 2015 12:46 am

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hi judy I love your books I read them in school keep doing books

Hometown: scranton ,pa - Age: 10 - Posted June 15, 2015 8:24 pm

Les

Hi,
Your book has brought memories flooding back to me. My father was Melville Shapiro, a reporter for the Elizabeth Daily Journal, so the stories were all very close to my family. You met my sister Judith in Austin, Texas recently. My other sister, Linda, and I have tickets to see you in Madison, CT on the 26th are looking forward speaking with you -- and I also remember the Alexander Hamilton school song.

Hometown: Elizabeth, NJ - Age: 73 - Posted June 15, 2015 12:26 pm

jay

When I was in 6th grade I had this red headed girl who sat behind me in class. She used to pull my hair all the time. We were doing a class play and I had to wear a mask. I was so excited that she was putting it on for me that I didn't hold still and the mask fell off during my performance. Years later I met her again and told her the story. She let me take her photograph pulling her skirt up a little. When I got the picture back my finger was covering the lens. I still have both my 6th grade class picture in which I sitting next to her and the photo where my figure is covering the lens.

Hometown: Stroudsburg, PA - Age: 63 - Posted June 15, 2015 12:22 pm

Hattie

Do you ever accept ideas for a book you might like to write?

Hometown: St. Ann, Mo - Age: 90 - Posted June 15, 2015 12:16 pm

Stuart

I'm so happy; having just finished "Unlikely". Read it 2 sittings; probably could have finished it in one night, but I didn't want it to end so I tried to delay finishing it as long as I could hold out. My family lived on Keer Avenue, corner Leslie Street in the Weequhaic Section of Newark when these 3 crashes occurred. (I did however grow up in Hillside--where Pingry School used to be...). I actually remember the Miami Airlines C-46 flying overhead with white smoke trailing from the engine on the wing. And listen to this! My Father, in his infinite wisdom..., took me in his Kaiser over to the National Airlines flight, near Elmora Avenue, to see the wreckage. (How f-cked up was that?) I have never forgotten that. I still clearly recall the field of so much wreckage in front of that apartment house with the top floor sheared off. I presume that the orphanage was around there somewhere. God, the things you never forget. I remember my Mother telling me that, "We knew the family who was killed in that crash." It still gives me the creeps thinking about that field with all the wreckage and God-Knows-What-Else scattered all over. The papers referred to those 3 crashes as, "The Elizabeth Trilogy". Whenever I fly out of Newark on my way to Fort Lauderdale/North Miami Bitch, I always seem to sit on the side of the plane (window seat, of course) looking down on downtown Elizabeth and the Elmora section. (I, too, used to sometimes go to the Elmora Movie Theater--mostly the Mayfair in Hillside, and the Roosevelt in Newark however.) You sure did your research and--as New York Jews went to the Catskills for summer vacations, Newark and surrounding area Jews went to "Bradley Beach".
I remember Bradley so well from the early '50's. Schwartz's bungalows, the LaReine and the adjoining Bradley Hotels (before they were conjoined), Bess Myserson fresh from The Big Payoff judging all the yentas in their stoles and beaded bags for the "Mrs. Bradley Beach Contest".
All the ladies, parading up and down the boardwalk in hot summer weather with fur stoles and too much red makeup. Things you never forget.
Bottom Line: Girlfriend, you did one heck of a good job with "Unlikely". I wish it would have gone on another 300 pages.
Oh! Weren't you the "dame" who did the "Mr. Peepers" columns for New York Magazine--when that magazine was a worthwhile read...? Remember "Martini Acres"??
Another "Oh!". In a Fort Liquordale bar, I met some guy who claimed he was your assistant when he lived down in Key West. Forgot his name, but he did buy me a glass of what probably was gin.
My Father became the Principal of Irvington High, but we lived in Hillside, moving there from Newark in 1954 (maybe?) on Wynmoor Ave. and Winans Street. I went to Hillside High. And learned more there than I ever did at Penn State.
And--I never molested anyone....
Not even myself.
My family is all gone; I'm an orphan now.
But, I've adopted a nice little Colombian family (sort of) who live in the cramped one-bedroom next to what was my Mother's and Father's apartment. Mine now. They have a wonderful little boy named, Sebastian (Sebas) and now I have a Godson! (sort of)
How cool is that?
Hey! Maybe you could write another book--about Bradley Beach. (There was one, by the way. Out of print now. Like my love life.)
Oh! There was one other thing I just need to bore you with: When we still lived on Keer Avenue, my family shipped me off to "Golden Acres Day Camp" in Roseland, NJ (wherever the f. that was). Owned by Goldie Wickenfeld and some guy who was either her husband or her lover.) It was near to Longy Zwillman's estate. Periodically we kiddies were taken there to play in the wonderful gardens--resembling--as I now believe--the Tivoli Gardens outside Rome. There were tons of peacocks there. TONS! and I so recall trying to steal one. Guess Longy didn't see.
That's enough.
Stuart Lee
for you, Stuart.

Hometown: Live in Manhattan now; grew up in Newark & Hillside - Age: 68, 1/2 - Posted June 14, 2015 8:57 pm

Jerrod

Hi, Judy. We were neighbors back then, you on Shelley Ave (down the road from the Glennons?) and me on Wyoming.

I have a vivid memory of the first plane going over my house, right engine afire. And I remember the EDJ article after the third, noting that a piece of mail from a European man to an Elizabeth relative was delivered, even though addressed to "Airplane Crash City, USA"

I'm busy enjoying the book now, but wonder if you could help us out a bit by publishing a cast of characters. It's not quite like reading "War & Piece." but same idea.

I'm finding the little details charming -- street names, store names, etc. Thank you for giving me a trip back in time.

Hometown: Elizabeth, NJ - Age: 75 - Posted June 14, 2015 5:04 pm

Lucky

Hi Judy,
I was your Boston media guide several years ago. You spoke of grandkids in private school in
Cambridge and I shared that I had two at BB& N, Little did I know that in our sharing ,you were familiar with the 3 plane crashes in NJ. I lost my grandmother and aunt in the first one.As a 12 yr. breast cancer survivor, I can only say that life continues to be beautiful and we are blessed with great medical services, Wishing you well. Lucky Hill

Hometown: Boston,MA. - Age: 77 - Posted June 14, 2015 4:26 pm

Tina

My 81 y/o mother remembers a plane flying overhead as she was sitting in class at Battin High in Elizabeth, NJ and posted a comment about it. I on the other hand remember reading your books as a young girl. Everything from "Margaret" to "Forever" to "Wifey" and more. I always looked forward to getting home from school and reading your books. I couldn't get enough. Thank you.

Hometown: Miami - Age: 47 - Posted June 14, 2015 4:12 pm

Norma

Myself and two other classmates, with whom I still keep in touch, one in Warren & one in Colonia NJ, remember the plane crash. We were in the same room in Battin Sr. High (graduated in 1951) and saw the plane fly overhead. I never forgot the feeling and told my family about this.
My parents knew a Sussman family who lived across the street on Second St. Good luck to you.

Hometown: Elizabeth - Age: 81 - Posted June 14, 2015 3:53 pm

Arleen

I have long been a fan of your books. As a teacher and as a parent , I have read your books aloud to many, many children who have laughed till they were in tears and begged for another chapter.
While I have read your adult books as well., I was especially looking forward to In the Unlikely Event, which I chose for my book club to read. The story line and time sounded interesting but the place is what made me buy the book as soon as it was available. Elizabeth , New Jersey has a special place in my heart , especially 227 Shelly Avenue. That was a house and a place I knew well. After my aunt and uncle bought the house in the late 50's, I spent every holiday and most vacations there til I was married. My mom was a young widow and her sister opened her home to us. We shopped and went to movies on Elmora Avenue, picked up the Journal at the candy store on Magie, drove to Lord and Taylor for a special outfit. I had no awareness of the tragic events of your story, and wonder if my aunt and uncle knew. It was probably a subject they felt was not to be discussed in front of a child.
Thank you for your book and my trip down memory lane.
I will be facilitating the discussion of Unlikely at my book club and hope to do it justice.

Hometown: Woodmere, New York - Age: 64 - Posted June 14, 2015 8:04 am

Mary Ellen Karycki

Hi Judy
I'm reading your new book and I can't tell you how I am enjoying it. I was a fourth grade student at St. Mary's at the time of the crashes. You've taken me back to my childhood in many ways. I too spent hours in the stacks at the Elizabeth Public Library as you did. From Goerke' and Levy's to Kolber Sladkus, Bob and Betty's and Fishman's, Schutt's ice cream and the 24 bus to Elmora. I still go back to Spirito's for pizza when I'm in Elizabeth. My memories of the crashes are vague even though I went back to school every day across the street from the one on Williamson St. I understand why you go back to visit whenever you're in the area. So do I. Even though the central theme of your book is sad, I thank you for evoking theses memories of Elizabeth. As I'm reading, I feel like I'm back home again.

Hometown: Elizabeth,NJ - Age: 73 - Posted June 14, 2015 6:59 am

Dan

loved your chat at BookPeople today. i grew up in Roselle Park, 1 block from Elizabeth & lived there in '51 during the events that inspired the book. i was only 5 at the time, so my memory of the event is from hearing about it when i was older. another unlikely event that took place in that part of the state sometime in the 50s (it might have been in Rahway), is triplets who were born on 3 different dates. 2 were born just before & after midnight & the 3rd about 24 hours later. i think they might have been in at least 2 different hospitals too

Hometown: Austin - Age: 68 - Posted June 13, 2015 6:19 pm

Rosie

Dear Judy,
My mum was telling me the other day about when she was at school, and was constantly reading your novels. This led to me remembering how I used to read the Fudge series, and used to find the books so cool and daring.

And so, after some though, she ordered me Deenie, a story I have now re-read and love the words. Now me and my mum are going through a re-run of all your books, and falling back into a reading spell. Deenie is a beautiful story, and because of my C.P condition, I can completely empathize for the way Deenie felt, and how she coped with all the hospital visits and doctors, and being asked to walk around and touch her toes ect..., she was very strong, and I feel she is like a real person the way her story is portrayed. Also, Stephanie, who stars in Just as long as We're Together shares my same birthday and is my age which I think is a really nice coincidence.
I'm so happy that you're still writing and that you are focused on your next book, I hope I can have something published of my own some day.
Have a great time writing your novels!
Rosie

Hometown: Edinburgh - Age: 13 - Posted June 13, 2015 5:28 pm

Susan

When I was 11 my mother and father were divorcing. My mother left us, 3 children, to "find herself" in Israel. She knew I was living and breathing Judy Blume books. Before she left she wrote to Judy Blume. I never did know what she said, but weeks later a hand written note of kindness and love came from you. It helped me tremendously and I never will forget it. Thank you Judy, from a sad and lonely 11 year old who is now a well adjusted (?) and happy 49 year old. I will never forget your kindness.

Hometown: Boca Raton - Age: 49 - Posted June 13, 2015 2:16 pm

Susan

When I was 11 my mother and father were divorcing. My mother left us, 3 children, to "find herself" in Israel. She knew I was living and breathing Judy Blume books. Before she left she wrote to Judy Blume. I never did know what she said, but weeks later a hand written note of kindness and love came from you. It helped me tremendously and I never will forget it. Thank you Judy, from a sad and lonely 11 year old who is now a well adjusted (?) and happy 49 year old. I will never forget your kindness.

Hometown: Boca Raton - Age: 49 - Posted June 13, 2015 2:16 pm

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Hometown: Hometown - Age: Age - Posted June 11, 2015 8:19 pm

Diana

I have to confess that I had never read one of your books before. Don't know how I happened to miss them but I will be catching up on them. I just finished reading your latest and couldn't put it down. I remember so much of the fifties and can relate to the way of thinking of that generation. I am glad to have found your book. Congrats.....great job!

Hometown: DALY CITY - Age: 69 - Posted June 11, 2015 6:45 pm

Fran

Hi- I just found a letter my youngest son (now 40) wrote to you when he was 8 - entrusted it to me to send to you - and I didn't. So much guilt! I discovered that you are going to be in TX this weekend so I'm going to drive to Austin to see you. I signed up to purchase your new book, hear your talk and hopefully hand you the letter. I am looking forward to this even though Book People shared with me that over 300 people have signed up for this event (bigger than some weddings) and my ticket number is over 250... I hope they have you on a big screen as well. Seriously, I'm looking forward to reading the new book and of course, leaving you with my son Scott's letter.

Hometown: Houston, TX - Age: 69 - Posted June 11, 2015 4:51 pm

RJ

Having witnessed the first (C-46) plane crash from Muriel Parkway (saw it go down but luckily never the actual impact) I look forward with great anticipation to my reading you latest book. You met my wife Corinne three weeks ago in a nail salon on the Upper West Side, where she told you I had seen the crash from Palisade Road, a most unlikely sighting. We moved in 1955 from Muriel Parkway. I missed filling out a question card at the 92d st Y. My question would have been, (and is) "did you interview any eyewitnesses to the crashes in your research?" Enjoyed you r talk very much.
PS-I was on the train just ahead of the 1958 Jersey Central/Newark Bay train accident. Elizabeth and I have a somewhat checkered relationship. Keep writing!

Hometown: Elizabeth NJ - Age: 71 - Posted June 11, 2015 2:01 pm

Monk

I grew up in Elizabeth, NJ. & my father's name was Len and from Bond Street we moved to the Elmora section on Glenwood Rd. off Magie Ave. Friends have told me you mentioned a Mike Monsky in your latest book and also my nickname, Monk, and I'd like to know if we have a deeper connection. Thank you,
Steve Monsky, Indio, CA.

Hometown: Indio - Age: 71 - Posted June 11, 2015 12:52 pm

Abdirahman

HELLO JUDY BLUME I am a big fan of your books I want to see your new fudge book my thecher reads us your books from your big fan ABDI

Hometown: Beverton - Age: 9 - Posted June 9, 2015 12:26 pm

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Hometown: limoge - Age: 10 - Posted June 8, 2015 1:15 pm

ray

my father was a fire captain at all 3 plane himcrashes. its a shame you weren't able to interview









my father was a fire captain at all 3 crashes(Jacob smith).he woud have been able to give you much greater detaials.at our age we are very nostalgic about the fifties.if you have no past you have no future.

Hometown: elizabeth - Age: 78 - Posted June 8, 2015 7:58 am

Joanne

I started your new book last night and finished it in less than 24 hours. I found it very engaging - likely because I grew up in NJ and so many of the places mentioned are familiar to me from my youth. A GR8 read!

Hometown: Toronto - Age: 68 - Posted June 7, 2015 12:08 am

Nancy

Hello,
I was recently reintroduced to the book Forever at age 70. I think I enjoyed it even more at this age than when I was younger! It was on my 45yr old daughter's bookshelf, along with other memorable books she has saved over the years.

Today I purchased your newest novel. My favorite genre is a good family saga. Looking forward to getting started asap.

Thank you for your continuing reading entertainment.

Hometown: Reno - Age: 70 - Posted June 6, 2015 12:21 pm

DJS

My Uncle Saul (Dr. Saul J Levenson was a dentist in Elizabeth, NJ -- as I'm told was your father). He was involved in identifying the victims (by comparing their teeth to their dental records) of the worst of these plane crashes. I was 13, just post-bar-mitzvah when this plane crashed.

These comments are basically what I sent out to my children, my nephews, and my first cousin's children who had likely never heard of the crash or Saul Levenson's involvement; I sent it out with the May 31 NY Times review of your book.

There was a bedroom/apartment off my aunt and uncle's kitchen that had originally been their housekeeper's apartment (Frieda Hauser), but it was vacant by the time of the crash. Above the door was a small hand-lettered sign affixed with a white thumb tack that said 'The Rectory'. When the plane crashed it destroyed the local rabbi's apartment and (when none of the rabbi's congregants offered to let him live with them in the interim) my Uncle Saul and Aunt Tuss (actually Sara, Tuss was her family nickname) offered him the use of the attached apartment. The rabbi lived there for quite some time, but I don't remember how long -- if I ever knew. I don't remember the rabbi's name, but he presided at both Saul and Tuss' funerals. Saul described sitting in their kitchen while the rabbi lived there and having long discussions about religion.

Other memories of the event (all as related to me by Saul):

On the plane was a senior US government official who had top secret papers in a briefcase he was carrying. It had to be found. In an attempt to be sure they had correctly identified which body was the government official Saul suggested that they ask his widow (difficult as it was under the circumstances) whether he was or was not circumcised. It was done.

To pry open the mouths of some of the victims -- who had been burned beyond all recognition -- Saul needed a speculum. He asked for one and was provided a small one, he said that wouldn't do the job, and asked for a big one, a vaginal speculum. He got it and used it.

Hometown: Harrison, NY - Age: 76 - Posted June 6, 2015 11:38 am

Larissa

Ms. Blume,
I have been affected by mental illness as long as I can remember. Reading was my refuge. Your books truly got me through some very rough periods. I look forward to sharing your writings with my young daughters while revisiting them myself. Thank you for sharing your gift of writing with all the world.

Hometown: Albuquerque - Age: 43 - Posted June 6, 2015 6:47 am

ana

Did you write a book that has a young girl shaving her legs for the first time and saying it was "like going down an icy highway"? I seem to remember reading a book when I was in Middle school that had such a character. I'm looking for this book for my niece. Help

Hometown: Saginaw, MI - Age: 53 - Posted June 5, 2015 4:04 pm

Jim

Judy, you might remember me from occasional dinners at the Pink Adobe. The piece on you in the NYT Magazine reminded me to find and watch your movie. It was painful to be reminded how Los Alamos looks to an outsider, but I found the movie quite powerful on a tough subject. I remember a writer named William J. Broad coming through in 1982 for a piece he called “Los Alamos: The Winds of Mutiny” in Science, and I finally had him come home for dinner so we could talk at length. He agreed not to use my name. At the end of the evening I gave him my copy of “Tiger Eyes” and told him it did a better job of conveying Los Alamos than I could. He moved on to the NYT, has been recognized for his writing, and still remembers me, I am told. I did notice you in the movie immediately and thought of Alfred Hitchcock. I often mention you to young scientists and engineers when I am talking to them about working on their strengths. You see most managers want people to work on their weaknesses, which only leads to being average. I explain that your books are the funniest I have ever read. If reading in bed, my wife wakes up from my laughing and tells me to turn the light off. However at dinner, you always struggled to tell a funny story and often could not pull it off. So you have used your strengths to be world class, and that is what I want young people to do. You new book arrived two days ago, and I have something to look forward to. Jim Smith

Hometown: Los Alamos - Age: 71 - Posted June 5, 2015 3:12 pm

Leigh Anne

Please come to Atlanta! We love your books in the south, too! I just finished In the Unlikely Event. It was wonderful

Hometown: Atlanta - Age: 52 - Posted June 3, 2015 9:28 pm

Steve Gordon

Hi Judy.

This is Steve Gordon, Zelda Gendell/Ellen Gordon's eldest son. You may recall that we met several years ago, when you spoke at Marymount College in Manhattan, where my wife, Alyson Richman, was then an adjunct professor. The reason I'm writing you now is that she noticed in your interview in this month's "Book Page" magazine your reference to being in the car with your friend Zelda when you heard about the first plane crash on the radio (I can only imagine how she must have reacted to that!). She showed it to my 9-year old daughter, who beamed with pride at the mention of her paternal grandmother, whom she tragically never got the chance to meet. (As an aside, we named my 11 year-old-son Zachary after my mother, but he's a jock, surprisingly, so it didn't seem to have the same effect on him.)

I think my mother would have been very proud of the fact that I married an author of fiction (a fairly successful one, at that, if you'll forgive me for bragging about her). Alyson writes historical fiction, often dealing with Jewish or artistic themes in Europe during WWII. Her fourth novel, "The Lost WIfe", has been optioned as a movie by Relativity Media, and she has toured the country via the Jewish Book Council for that novel as well as her most recent one. She regrets the fact that my mother never got the chance to be her proofreader, but it's still been nice to keep a literary influence in the family.

Anyway, congratulations on all the success with your new book, and hope you have a great summer.

Steve Gordon

Hometown: New York, NY - Age: 47 - Posted June 3, 2015 9:11 pm

Spitalny

My mother, Corinne, told me many stories of your families in Elizabeth-was it Fred or Herman that your character wanted to marry? Would you like to see my inherited compacts?

Hometown: Merrick - Age: 64 - Posted June 3, 2015 8:28 pm

ANGIE

i AM READING YOUR BOOK ABOUT TH PLANE CRASH IN ELIZ I AM ENJOYING IT SO MUCH YOUR DESCRIPTIONS THAT I RECALL I GRADUATED FROM BATTIN IN 1943 from AS SOON AS I FINISH THIS BOOK I WILL GO ON TO YOUR OTHERS

Hometown: Linden grew up in Eliz - Age: 89 - Posted June 3, 2015 4:50 pm

Lisa

Judy,
I would just like to say you were my favorite author growing up! Are You There God? It's Me Margaret got me through puberty! Now my daughter is starting puberty so I ordered it for her. I also remember reading Forever with my friend. We had to hide it under her bed because it was banned from our libraries. Thank You for fighting against censorship!!
A Fan. A teacher. A parent. A writer.

Hometown: Broomfield, CO - Age: 41 - Posted June 3, 2015 4:29 pm

Clarissa

I read Iggie's House in class and I fell in love with the book. I read the first and some of the second chapter of Tales of the Fourth Grade Nothing.

Hometown: Sunnyvale - Age: 9&3/4 - Posted June 3, 2015 2:21 pm

Mary

Hello Judy, I just wanted to say that I love you books. The Pain and the Great One reminds me of my brother, the pain, and me the great one. I love to write and read. I have all of you Fudge books and one Pain and the Great One. Please keep writing books.

Hometown: Overland Park, Kansas - Age: 11 - Posted June 3, 2015 10:55 am

Ezekiel C

I love all of your books

Hometown: bayonne nj - Age: 10 - Posted June 3, 2015 10:45 am

Lori

Judy, thank you so much for the "Fudge" series. We read them in school back in the early 80's. Your books changed my life as a child. Thank you so much for sharing your gift.

Hometown: Grifin, GA - Age: 42 - Posted June 3, 2015 10:11 am

Tracy

Judy-I just watched your interview on the View & can't wait to read your new book😍I've been a fan since I was 10 years old & first read "Are You There God It's Me Marogaret". Even though your books were banned by my religious school, my Mom bought every one for me & I saved the books & all my 4 Daughters LOVED them!!! My Daughters & i have, also loved all your adult novels. I just want to thank you for being e true blessing & inspiration to the women in my family!😊💗

Hometown: Louisville,KY - Age: 50 - Posted June 3, 2015 8:11 am

Jody Anne Fitzpatrick

Thank you Ms. Blume...you are a true inspiration....Can not wait to read Summer Sisters.

Hometown: Bloomsburg - Age: 59 - Posted June 2, 2015 3:38 pm

Yvette

I work in the prison system, I see a lot, read a lot and hear a lot. Have you ever thought about writing a book on the effects of children visiting jails/prisons and children growing up in juvenile hall or in the penal system? I know I put several topics into one but I think any or all would be an interesting read.

Hometown: Riverside - Age: 45 - Posted June 2, 2015 1:03 pm

Carol

Dear Judy,
I graduated in 1959 from Battin. At the time of the plane crash by Battin, I was going to St. Mary's. The day of the crash it was raining but when I went to school in the a.m. it was not. Therefore by Mom walked to the school to bring an umbrella. When we were walking down South St. the plane crashed, at the time we had no idea what had happened. We later found out.
Every time I see a Dairy Queen I remember the crash. I told my children and grandchildren about it.
I did not remember about the other two crashes.
I have been a fan of your books and am looking forward to reading "In the unlikely event".

Hometown: Eliaabeth, NJ - Age: 74 - Posted June 2, 2015 12:32 pm

Kathy

Just thought I would tell you how much I enjoyed your books. I worked in the elementary library at our school in the 70's and 80's and read many books so I could suggest a book to a child. I was unaware that any of your books were censored. I guess they didn't read the books to see how good they were. Can't wait to read your newest book and I plan on buying some of the books I am missing for my grandchildren to read. God Bless You, Judy Blume you are one of my favorite children authors as well as adult author.

Hometown: Westlake, Ohio - Age: 68 - Posted June 2, 2015 11:12 am

Linnea

I just happened to catch Ms. Blume on The View this morning, and I wanted to express how much we loved her books. One of my fondest memories of my kids growing up was one morning at breakfast when I was reading to them (before school) and I read the chapter about Fudge swallowing Peter's turtle. We laughed so much that it was hard to get out the door! The "kids" are now 45, 44, 43 and that morning still comes up in conversation. Thanks...

Hometown: Greenfield - Age: 68 - Posted June 2, 2015 11:03 am

Marty Adams

Hi Judy: Congratulations on your new release. So happy that you wrote about Elizabeth. I remember the plane crashes so well because I saw the first one as it flew over our house on Glenwood Rd., flames streaming from one of the engines, before crashing down the street from our Hamilton Jr. High.
Have recently seen Bobby Pearl and Billy Mangel, who mentioned you. We were 1 or 2 gra if grades behind you. My dad was Superintendent of schools (J. Harry Adams)if that stirs your memory at all. Either way, I'm very proud of you, an Elizabeth girl who's talent and heart have been an inspiration to so many. My very best wishes....Marty Adams

Hometown: Elizabeth, N.J. - Age: 76 - Posted June 2, 2015 10:21 am

Kate

Hey! I was just reading your book "Superfudge" to my little sister, and I don't mean to be rude, but I found a mistake. On page 52, Chapter 6(Farley Drexel Meets Rat Face) in the second paragraph, you wrote "I tried taking to him softly" instead of "I tried talking to him softly". Again, I don't mean to be rude, but i thought I should tell you. Also, I am a writer, too, and I've written two books. I was inspired to write my own books when I was littler and I read one of your books. So thank you so much for inspiring me! When I grow up I want to be either an author or an editor. Thank you!
-Kate

Hometown: Springfield, VA - Age: 12 - Posted June 1, 2015 5:38 pm

grace(Dodo)P.

PETER'S SIRPRISE
Chapter 1-you said my name right fudge and tootsie!
Chapter 2-the real author/ artist
Chapter 3-melannie
i will send you my draft

Hometown: Atlanta,Geogia - Age: 9 years old - Posted June 1, 2015 9:53 am

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