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Julie from lagos,Nigeria wrote on February 14, 2013:
oh, and Happy Valentines Day.
Reply by Bruce Coville
Thank you. I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day, too!
Julie from lagos,Nigeria wrote on February 14, 2013:
Dear Bruce,
I'm excited that you are going to come to AISL. I love your book My Teachers an Alien!
Reply by Bruce Coville
I'm excited about coming to AISL, too! And I'm really glad that you like MY TEACHER IS AN ALIEN. You can ask me some questions about it when I get there!

Grace from Lagos, Nigeria wrote on February 14, 2013:
How long will you be in Lagos? So far, are you enjoying your stay in Africa?
Reply by Bruce Coville
Hi, Grace -

I don't have my schedule right in front of me, but I think I will be in Lagos for three days. As to Africa . . . I love being here. I have wanted to visit this continent for more than 50 years!

someone from USA wrote on February 14, 2013:
were you a good student when you went to school? Were you a A student?
Reply by Bruce Coville
I was a pretty good student. Usually A's, but not always!

Anonoymous from USA wrote on February 14, 2013:
How do you think of ideas? Is it challenging to think of ideas? What is your process of thinking of ideas?
Reply by Bruce Coville
Idea are all around you. The trick is not thinking of ideas - they come when they feel like it. The trick is to write them down when they DO come. A lot of people have ideas, but they don't save them, and then they are lost!
Grace from Lagos, Nigeria wrote on February 13, 2013:
I am so excited for you to come see us in Nigeria. I go to AISL (American international school of Lagos). My teacher tells me you are coming to seee us. No author has ever been to Nigeria. I am in 5th grade. Hopefuly i will see you.
Reply by Bruce Coville
Hi, Grace -

I'm very excited about coming to your school, too! I am fairly sure you will see me while I am there - fifth grade is home territory for me.

I'll look forward to meeting you.

All best,

ore agoro wrote on February 13, 2013:
i like goblins in the castles
Reply by Bruce Coville
Hi, Ore -

I'm so glad you like GOBLINS IN THE CASTLE - especially because right now I am working on a sequel to it!

Carol Aronoff from Ewing, NJ USA wrote on February 12, 2013:
Have a safe and enjoyable trip in Africa. We will miss you at Boskone. As always we tell people with kids and grand-kids to read you. Be well.
Carol Aronoff
Reply by Bruce Coville
Hi, Carol -

I'm definitely going to miss being at Boskone, and seeing you and your wonderful family. I think this will be the first one I've missed in about 25 years. But this trip to Africa was too good to pass up. Please give my regards to Bill and Samuel and Matthew. See you next year!

Killa Zadva from Nouakchott, Mauritaninia wrote on February 12, 2013:
Reply by Bruce Coville
Hi, Killa -

Nice to hear from you. I am excited,too! I think we will have a good time.

Seniya miint Mohamed from Nouakchott, Student fromAISN Mauritania wrote on February 12, 2013:
Dear. Mr.Coville,
Hi! How are you?
How do you become an author, how do you make chapter books ?
See you when you come to our school AISNMAURITANIA !!
I am a student there my name is Seniya and my. Brother Ahmed baba!!
Sincerly ,
Reply by Bruce Coville
Hi, Seniya -

Your questions are exactly what I will be talking about when I get to your school!

I am really excited about visiting with you and your fellow students. This will be my first time in Mauritania and I'm really looking forward to it1