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khalexius burgess from wieser, idaho USA wrote on January 21, 2013:
Hey Bruce, thanks for trying and I hope u cant do more books in the UC but if u cant then "!" to the editors because I LOVE the UC and it makes me sad to that they don't wanna do anymore so I hope they do product another one!
Your fan, Khexi
Reply by Bruce Coville
Hi, Khexi -

Thanks for your support. The situation makes me sad, too. I can tell you that I am trying to find ways to change it!

Kaitee Skye from Edmonton, Canada USA wrote on January 21, 2013:
HI bruce me and my friend kaitee are doing an Inglish project and we have to chose our fav writer,hi im kaitee i never read your books before but i bet their great! hi im skye and my fav book you wrote was jeremy thatcher the dragon hatcher its sooooo GOOD!
skye and kaitee
Reply by Bruce Coville
Hi, Kaitee and Skye (great names, by the way)

Hope you'll enjoy working on your project. Kaitee, you'll need to get crackin' and read at least one of the books! ;>

Hope you two get a good grade!

Byron Lee from Skaneateles, New York USA wrote on January 21, 2013:
hey bruce!
thanks for the tips. i'll keep them in my thoughts.
my new question is, do you have any characters in your stories that are "bully" characters?
i can only remember Billy Becker from Aliens ate my Homework. do you have any other characters who are similar?
i made up a character named Jax Tramin. and i am intending to make him a bully character. (also,i want him to be the character that people will LOVE to HATE!)
please let me know! i could use your help!
Byron Lee
Reply by Bruce Coville
Hi, Byron -

As always, I am impressed with your dedication to your writing.

As to bullies - oh, yes, indeed. Many of my books have bullies in them. That is because they are so prevalent in real life, and so many kids have the experience of being bullied. Two specific bullies are Eddie in THE MONSTER'S RING and Duncan Dougal in MY TEACHER IS AN ALIEN.

khalexius burgess from wieser, idaho/83672 USA wrote on January 19, 2013:
Dear bruce, i would like it if that you made a next generation in the unicorn chronicals. i love all of the and would like you to make lightfoot and belle have a girl maybe named Flica Mane and her to continue the quests with cara because i love this seires and can hardly stand it that there's no mmore. thanks, your fan, khalexius(or khexi for short)
Reply by Bruce Coville
Hi, Khexi -

I would like to do that, too. I have tons of ideas for more books set in Luster. Alas, my editor is not that enthusiastic about doing more books in the UC. Makes me kind of sad. I'll keep trying!


Dusty Rhoades Heer from Manlius, New York USA wrote on January 18, 2013:
Thank you for responding to me and for your encouraging words. That meant a lot to me. The book has a good story, teaches valuable lessons and is beautifully illustrated. If anyone in your circle has more than a passing curiosity.....
Reply by Bruce Coville
Hey, Dusty -

I could tell very quickly that the book had a good heart. I wish you the best of luck with it!

Nicole from USA wrote on January 17, 2013:
Hello Mr. Coville 🙂 I've searched everywhere and I can't seem to find the name of the character that you were originally going to put in the place of Cara in the Unicorn Chronicles--the Hispanic girl? I was wondering if you could remind me. I'm (finally) putting to use a plot bunny that's been running around in my head for the past few years and making a fanfiction, and I thought of putting a girl with her name in it as a cameo. Or a joke that only I will get. XD Thanks!
Reply by Bruce Coville
Hi, Nicole -

The character I first intended to send to Luster was named Rafaella de la Cruz.

Good luck chasing that plot bunny!!

noa from sydney, nsw australia wrote on January 17, 2013:
hi my name is noa and I'm 10. I just LOVE the unicorn chronicles. I am requesting the last hunt in my local libary. Your books are better than harry potter!!!!!
Reply by Bruce Coville
Hi, Noa -

Ah, I love hearing from my overseas readers! It delights me to know that the chronicles are being read all the way around the world in Oz!

Many thanks for "better than Harry Potter" . . . it's pretty much the ultimate compliment in my world!

danielle from strathmore, alberta canada wrote on January 17, 2013:
hey bruce its danielle i wanter to ask you if you are writing another book if so what is it and i wanted to ask you what is your favorite color?
Reply by Bruce Coville
Hi, Danielle -

Right now my main writing work is involved with trying to revise and polish a book a finished a few months back. It's a sequel to GOBLINS IN THE CASTLE and - for now, at least - it's called RETURN TO NILBOG.

My answer to "favorite color" will sometimes vary depending on the day you ask me and how I am feeling. But most of the time it is green.

DANIELLE from stathmore, alberta canada wrote on January 16, 2013:
Reply by Bruce Coville
Hi, Danielle -

Usually bookmarks are made by the publisher, as part of their work in promoting a book. However I will think about the request, as it might be nice to have some.

All best,

danielle from strathmore, alberta canada wrote on January 15, 2013:
hey bruce i am a new fan of you work and i wanted to inform you that i want to be a writer like you and my favorite book of yours is the unicorn cronicals
Reply by Bruce Coville
Hi, Danielle -

Thank you for this lovely message. I think often of the writers who inspired me to want to write, and it means a lot to me to think that I am helping to pass that torch along. I wish you much luck and joy in your own writing endeavors!