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I signed this guestbook eons ago when I was in middle school, in 2006. When I was twelve, and in seventh grade, my dad was battling cancer for the first time. Through The Unicorn Chronicles, I was able to escape the pain I was experiencing. After I read your books, I knew that I wanted to be like you, an author, with the ability to create a story that helped other people, of any age, in any way possible. You were the inspiration that started it all for me, Mr. Coville. Ever since I was twelve (and I just turned twenty), I have written countless of stories, of where I can see similarities from my first one to certain things in Cara's journey. Writing and reading have been two major coping skills for a lot of things I have been through since I was twelve, including my dad's death which occurred last year. I wrote you a letter a long time ago as well, which you replied to, and I remember being so ecstatic about your response. I don't know where it is anymore, but I know that letter is rumpled and torn from being re-read so many times. Thanks to you, Mr. Coville, your books, and your response to me when I was younger, I am now pursuing my dreams of being a writer. I'm attending Full Sail University in Florida, pursuing the Creative Writing for Entertainment degree. I talked about you in my class yesterday, actually, and about at which point in our lives did we realize what we wanted to do with them. Bruce Coville, you are a man of words that hold such incredible magic within them, and I hope to give the gift you unknowingly gave me to another person in the future.
My sister is about 8 years old.
I am a big fan of your books. I like biscuits of glory. You are an amazing author.
You are an amazing and very inspirational author to me. I would like to be an author. My sister says writing books is difficult and I shouldn't try. Is it actually hard to write a book? It must take real passion into the subject for someone to write a long book that has 600 pages. My sister doesn't like reading books. How can I get her to read books?
YOUR BOOKS ARE AWESOME! WHAT BOOK ARE YOU WORKING ON NOW? WHAT ELSE DO YOU DO BESIDES FROM WRITING OR ILLUSTRATING AN AWESOME BOOK? HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE YOU TO WRITE A SHORT STORY? HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE YOU TO WRITE A LONG STORY? WHERE DO YOU GET ALL YOUR IDEAS FROM? WHEN YOU WERE YOUNG DID YOU WANT TO BECOME AN AUTHOR? IF YOU DID NOT WANT TO BECOME AN AUTHOR WHEN YOU WERE YOUNG THEN WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE? I WANT TO BE AN ARTIST OR A DOCTOR! I CAN'T REALLY DECIDE. BUT MY FAMILY WANTS ME TO BECOME A DOCTOR BECAUSE I AM SO KIND AND GENTLE.
I love your books. My favorite was Always October. Have you ever wanted to quit being an author? I want to be an author. But it seems very hard to become an author. Was it hard for you?
I understand that you didn't have much info.But I will tell you this. I'm ten.
P.S. You visited our school last year (SIS)
P.P.S. Alan Schroeder came to our school last month!