Judy says: Thank you, thank you for all your wonderful notes. I only wish I could write back 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 try to respond when appropriate. Your continued love and support are a constant inspiration.
In school we're at Chapter 10 of Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing.I loved that book because of Fudge.
At my school we're reading Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing.Fudge is my favourite character!
Are you planning to write another book about Fudge.
As the film was shot in and around Charlotte, NC and especially in Davidson, I am hoping the distributor will allow me to play it in my theatre "Our Town Cinemas", Davidson, NC. It is only February and we are getting request to buy tickets now.
This message is about 40 years overdue! I'm a magazine feature writer and I credit you with being my childhood inspiration, both on my website (www.carmensheabrown.com) and my Facebook page. Here is an excerpt from a recent LinkedIn conversation, where I wrote: "She was part of the reason why I started making up my own stories as a kid and would tell people I wanted to be an author when I grew up. Of course now I focus on nonfiction, but that's where my passion for reading and writing really took off. The one that really resonated with me as a child was "It's Not the End of the World," about a young girl whose parents were divorcing, because mine divorced around that same time. I've still yet to read "Iggie's House" and "Tiger Eyes." Although her books were targeted toward children and young adults, sometimes it's fun to go back and put yourself in that time in your life and "get inspired" all over again!" I'm so glad you're still out there doing your thing and that I can keep up with your happenings on here. I hope I can meet you in person sometime. Thank you again!!
I am so thrilled to have your books in my life. I struggle with fitting in. Although I have my religion figured out, and don't have scoliosis, or an annoying 2 year old brother, or a thief for a best friend,I still Have a hard time wondering will I ever bloom? I think it's weird of me to be like this and was wondering if you ever felt that way. I have found your books to be helpful in guiding me towards my creative inner writer, although she isn't as good as you. I hope you take the time to read my letter.
your devoted reader,
As a young woman, I read your books and your words helped me understand who I was emotionally, mentally, and physically.
As an adult, they still guide me.
Thank you for your generous gift of sharing them.
PS- I'm still waiting for the Freckle Juice recipe to work 🙂
While in elementary school, I used to write letters to God. Then one day, I visited the school library and ran across your book, Are You There God, It's Me, Margaret. I am forever grateful that I did. I was not the only one writing letters to God, even if it was a character in a book. Your book made my already spiritual relationship with our Lord and Savior complete. I want you to know what it means to me and others for you to have written this book and now a soon-to-be movie. I am so glad I'm here to witness this in my lifetime.
A reader of your book.
I only read a handful of your books in the early 80s, but I love you so much.
You fostered in me a lifelong love of books and stories, a gift I could never hope to repay.
Also, 40 years later, I still say to myself, "oooh dark,"when the lights go down at the movies.
Thank you so much for all you have done.
I am the Youth Services Librarian at the Park City Library, in Utah. I’m Librarian in duty this weekend during the Sundance Film Festival, where your documentary is screening! If you happen to be so inclined, we’d love to invite you to stop by our beautiful library. I’m hoping to catch the movie next weekend. Looking forward to watching it. 💚
We love you! We are fourth graders at Golden Poppy Elementary School in Palmdale, California. Our teacher Mrs. Gann has been reading your books for over 35 years and is currently finishing the Fudge series with us. Congratulations on your upcoming movie...finally!!! We were wondering if you ever do Zoom sessions with classes? Our teacher is also taking your Masters Class so she can hopefully someday write books like you too. Just in case you didn't know...we are your #1 fans. We requested the Fudge series for our school library and got two sets!!
Thanks for all the laughs!!!
I am a Vice Principal at William F. Halloran School 22 in Elizabeth, NJ. We are one of the two gifted and talented schools in the district. I grew up in an era where I read your books over and over. With the release of your movie, I would like to request that you come to speak to our middle school girls about your classic book Are you there God, it’s me, Margaret? I think this would be a very valuable opportunity for our middle school females to meet you and ask questions about your writing of this book. I look forward to your positive reply.
I love your books. I especially liked the two books about Stephanie, Rachel, and Alison. I was so sad when the two books ended. I really hope that maybe you can write another book about them, from Alison's point of view. But I do understand if you cannot. You are a wonderful author. I actually write stories, too, and I hope to be an author one day. Also, happy early birthday! Best of luck if you are still writing!
(P.S.I would love, love, love it if you could respond to me...)
Decades belated, I want to thank you. For your characters, for your stories, for the lessons you gave, for the hours of enjoyment your books gave me me as a reader. I’ve read them all - as a preteen, teen, young adult and grown woman. And although many scenes have stayed with me, my favorite is from blubber. The mom running around getting dressed for work and dealing with pantyhose with runs and pants at the dry cleaner. I remember that scene often in my life today.
Amy Clark healey.
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