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Katie Wishmeier from Las Vegas wrote on February 24, 2020:
Hello Mr. Coville!
I am a long time fan, and getting my daughter, Nola, into your books as well! We have been reading the Unicorn Chronicles (just finished book 2), and before these we read Jeremy Thatcher. She loves them!
When I was looking for the Unicorn Chronicles at a used book store where we lived in Denver, CO, I was amazed at how many of your books I had actually read back in the 90s. I knew you'd also written the Aliens ate My homework series, but I had forgotten about so many others! And I love that I can go back and read them with my daughter and still get just as much joy as the first time I read them.
I actually found a letter last year when I was going through a box at my parent's house. It was a letter I wrote to you when I was 10 years old (~1994). I saved it, but unfortunately have since misplaced it (we moved), but I laughed reading it. I was an ambitious kid, and I'm pretty sure I wanted to be your pen pal!
Honestly, if I had to credit a single author that influenced my love for reading scifi, it would be you.
Thank you for what you've written, thank you for all you do, and thank you for being so kind to your fans.

Reply by Bruce Coville
Dear Katie -

What a heart-affirming message this is. Thank you so much! I love that you are sharing my books with Nola now.

One of the best things about longevity in this field is becoming a two-generation author. Sharing books with my own kids was one of the great joys of my life as a young father. That other parents are now doing this with their own kids gives me a kind of delight that is hard to explain!

Your thanks are deeply appreciated.

All best,