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David Arotin from Coshocton, Ohio USA wrote on March 22, 2013:
What would you different if you could write "my teacher is an alien" again
Reply by Bruce Coville
Hi, David -

That's a good question . . . and, in fact, I have rewritten several of my books. But in this case, I probably wouldn't change a thing. It is the most successful book I ever wrote, so I wouldn't want to mess with it!

BC
Jimmy Drake from Warsaw, OH USA wrote on March 22, 2013:
How did you become a author? Have you wanted to be one since you was a little kid?
Reply by Bruce Coville
Hi, Jimmy -

I knew I wanted to be an author from the time I was a teenager. How did I do it? I studied, and practiced. I wrote and wrote and wrote . . . and a lot of it was very bad. But that's how you learn. Also, I never gave up. You have to be stubborn if you want to make it in this business.

BC
Aidan from keene, ohio USA wrote on March 22, 2013:
What do i do if my teachers an alien
Reply by Bruce Coville
Contact the Student Protection Division of the Alien Watch Society!

(I would give you their phone number, but it's top secret. . . )

BC
Megan from Coshucton, Ohio, Ohio USA wrote on March 22, 2013:
Hi, I really like your book '"My Teachers An Alien" and I was wondering if you could come to River View Junior High?..... I also wanted to tell you that your an amazing book writer. My teacher Mrs.Fitch told me that there is no movie for "My Teacher's An Alien" which made me sad.....well anyways I want to thank-you for writing such good books.
Thank-you for taking your time to read this message.
Reply by Bruce Coville
Hi, Megan -

The lack of a MY TEACHER IS AN ALIEN movie makes me said, too - especially because so many talented young filmmakers want to make one. But as I told your teacher, the rights are locked up in a bad deal. This is one of the dangers of working with Hollywood!

BC
bailey from coshocton, ohio USA wrote on March 22, 2013:
I love your books, I think they are funny and fun to read.
Reply by Bruce Coville
Hi, Bailey -

Thanks! I couldn't ask for a better recommendation!

BC
josh from coshocton, ohio USA wrote on March 22, 2013:
how did u make this book what came to your mind when you wrote this book
Reply by Bruce Coville
Hi, Josh -

Need more information! I have published 101 books. Which one are you talking about?!?

BC
danny from Walhonding, Ohio USA wrote on March 22, 2013:
I liked My Teacher is an Alien. What book are you writing now?
Reply by Bruce Coville
Hi, Danny -

Glad you liked MY TEACHER IS AN ALIEN. Right now I am working on a sequel to GOBLINS IN THE CASTLE. It's a struggle . . . I hope I don't break my brain trying to make it work! ;>

BC
Mike Sagle from Coshocton, Ohio USA wrote on March 22, 2013:
I was wondering if you can com to river view junior high in warsaw Ohio and I liked your book my teachers an alien right back sined sagle
Reply by Bruce Coville
Hi, Mike - I visit schools all the time . . . in fact I just got back from a month visiting schools in Africa! If you school would like to invite me, I would be delighted to talk to someone about the details.

BC
mikayla from warsaw, ohio USA wrote on March 22, 2013:
Does it cost money to have you come visit are school?
Reply by Bruce Coville
Hi, Mikayla -

Yep, I charge for school visits. Pretty much all authors do. Remember, when I am doing a visit, I am not at my computer writing. I love doing them, but all school visits come out of my writing time.

BC
Alexandria Anderson from Coshocton, Ohio USA wrote on March 22, 2013:
Dear bruce coville,Why did you make the book my teacher is an alien well it's pretty good and amazing it made me wonder what is going to happen to Peter in the end of my teacher is an alien
Reply by Bruce Coville
Hi, Alexandria -

Thanks for dropping by. I made My Teacher is an Alien for the same reason I make all my books: I wanted to tell a story! I'm glad you enjoyed it. You can learn about what happened to Peter in the three books that come next!

BC