Monday, February 04, 2008



Two Lovely Brooklyn Girls

The best thing about writing for teens is that some of them actually write back. This is especially wonderful if I'm having a really bad day. A note like, "I loved your book, it was so funny, and when are you going to write a sequel?" is one of the best feelings in the world. If I can give a teenager a bit of enjoyment, then I have done my job.

But last week something even more wonderful happened. I received an email, but it wasn't from a teen. It was from a very kind Norwegian-American gentleman. He informed me that his 88 year-old mother is reading my novel - Dancing in the Streets of Brooklyn - over the phone to her 89 year-old blind sister. Wow. The two women grew up in the Norwegian community of Brooklyn during the 1940s, and my book is bringing back fond memories for them. I was truly blown away.

2 Comments:

At 9:12 AM , Anonymous Liz in Ink said...

No. Way.
That is the most touching and gorgeous thing I've ever heard. Ever.

 
At 5:11 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

im readin this next what about brothers boyfriends and other criminal minds that book was awsome but then no mention of it.
Loved it!!!

Jo

 

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