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At age 16 or so I saw the first book of your unicorn chronicles series and I absorbed it immediately. To be fair, it was a bit silly at the time, seeing as how I was already 16 years old but still reading about unicorns and what not! Unfortunately I lost the name of the book for years but thanks to a lot of googling I found it and bought a copy two years ago! Whenever people see it they ask about it and why it looks in near-perfect condition, assuming that I've had the book when I was younger. I really can't explain why I grew so attached to your book (haven't read the others yet, I'm sorry! School and work is a mess right now!) at that age, I guess I just felt safe? Anyways, thank you for writing the book, truly, it was really nice to read it. Greetings from Germany! Auf Wiedersehen!
I have read The Monster's Ring it was AMAZING !
I really LOVE to write and your book has inspired me so MUCH!
I had a few questions since I've wrote a few books my self but..... little problemo I do NOT know how to publish my spectacular books!! Can you tell me how you got your thrilling books out and into public?
I am a big fan of all your books! You really inspired me to write books of my own( I really LOVE writing) !!
Our class really enjoyed reading The Monster’s Ring. It was extraordinary and humourous. It started as realistic fiction and quickly became a fantasy story. Here are some questions that we have about this story.
-Will you write another book about The Monster’s Ring? Will Russell appear inanother book?
-Did you write books as a kid? Can you tell us about any stories you wrote as a kid?
-What made you want to become an author?
-We are interested in publishing stories too. Can you tell us about the process and how you published this book?
-In your other books, did you write about other students? (you mentioned in your author’s note that Russell and Eddie were modeled after read students)
-Are any of your character traits in this story? (especially, character traits of Russell)
We enjoyed the twist of the story! You really inspired us with this story! We think you should write part 2 of this story!
Mrs. Hum’s grade 3 class
We just finished reading "The Monster's Ring". We loved it! It was funny and adventurous and cool. But we want to know more, so here are some of the questions we came up with. Did Eddie and Russell become friends? Did Russell change into a monster every full moon? How did he hide it from his mom and dad? What happened to the ring, did it fall off or did he absorb it? Was the full moon monster the same monster that Russell had turned into? Does Russell wake up naked every time he turns into a monster? We know that the magic shop makes 5 more stops, will there be anymore? We are about to start our individual novel study of Jeremy Thatcher, We can't wait to find out what happens next in the magic shop!
Mrs. H. and the Grade 3's
I have greatly loved reading the Unicorn Chronicles and recently have been looking to purchase all of them for my own collection and was wondering when The Last Hunt would be back in print? It's currently really hard to find and I know there's an audio book for it but I would really like to have a hard copy. Thank you for this series!
I wanted to let you know that your unicorns are the most powerful and beautiful ones that I've read in fiction. I've held them close to my heart while growing up, and they still feel the most... real somehow, the most true to themselves. I was wondering if your personal conception of what a unicorn really is, at its core, has changed over the course of your writing career.