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Kenia from milpitas, california USA wrote on December 28, 2012
Do you belive the world is going to end? Any ways are you ever grumpy? I like your books!!!!!!they're so interesting especially the book juliet dove qween of love.
Reply by Bruce Coville
Hi, Kenia -

Do I believe the world is going to end? Well, probably sometime it will end, some millions or billions of years from now. But in the short term? No, I don't think so.

Am I ever grumpy? Well, if I told you that my license plate is MRCRANKY (really! I'm not kidding!) would that answer the question.

Of course, you have to consider the fact that it was my children who gave it to me...

Delighted to know that you like my books, especially that you like JULIET DOVE, as I think it is one of my very best, but it never got much attention.

All best,

Julia from USA wrote on December 27, 2012
I love the Unicorn Chronicles! They are one of my favorite series I've ever read. However, I can not find them anywhere with the same binding; some I find in paperback, others in hardback. The first book I can't even buy really anywhere. Your website specifically for the Chronicles is not updated, so I can't buy them from there either. Please, is there anyway I can find a way to buy the books as a set? I really want to have them so I can read them with no limit. Please email me if you have the time; it would be greatly appreciated. I'm sorry if I shouldn't have signed here, but I didn't know how else to contact you about getting your fabulous books.
Reply by Bruce Coville
Hi, Julia -

Oh, I understand your frustration! I pleaded with Scholastic to release a uniform edition of the Chronicles, especially as they had four covers all by the same artist. But they refused to reissued Books One and Two in hardcover, and have not yet released Book Four in paperback. It's slightly maddening. Publishers . . . can't live without them, can't cook them for breakfast. Sigh.

You can buy all four with covers by the same artist. But you can't get all four in the same format (hardcover or paperback) at this time.

Feel free to write to Scholastic and complain!

I am truly, deeply pleased that you care about this. Thank you for taking the time to write.

All best,

Madalynn Allen from Snow camp, Nc USA wrote on December 27, 2012
You are the reason I started reading books, thank you so much for opening up a whole new world to me.
Reply by Bruce Coville
Hi, Madalynn - Thank you for this. Saying that I got you started on reading is about the highest compliment that I can get as a writer. It makes me very happy to know this.

Best wishes for the holiday season,

Amanda from Warwick, Rhode Island USA wrote on December 25, 2012
Hey Bruce. My brother got me a mini kindle for Christmas so once I finally got it working I downloaded "The Boy With Silver Eyes" and "Homeward Bound". I'm very excited to start reading them.
Happy Holidays!
Reply by Bruce Coville
Hi, Amanda -

Oh, I do hope you'll enjoy them. I'm honored to know that they were some of the first things that you downloaded!

Mr.Thank-You from ?, ? USA wrote on December 22, 2012
My friend Duke wants to say MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!That and he hopes to meet you in person.He loves the Magic Shop series, and wishes to read the Unicorn Chronicles.
P.S.Reading YOUR books and others made him want to be an author.
Merry Christmas,
Reply by Bruce Coville
Dear Mr. Thank-You

Please tell Duke that I send him holiday greetings! I hope he'll enjoy the Unicorn Chronicles.

I am honored that my books have made him want to be an author.

all best,

Richie from USA wrote on December 22, 2012
Hi Bruce
Reply by Bruce Coville
Hi back atcha!
Khody from Eugene, OR USA wrote on December 20, 2012
I was taking a trip down memory lane today, thinking about my love of books and the writers that inspired my love of the written word, and I ended up here. I just wanted to thank you for all the inspiration and tell you how much your books will always mean to me. When I have kids, they will most definitely be raised on your work. <3
Reply by Bruce Coville
Hi, Khody -

Thanks for still remembering me. I love the thought of being a two-generation author!

Some of my very favorite memories of raising my children have to do with the times I spent reading to them. It delights me to think that you will be sharing some of my stories with your own children in the same way. Thanks for stopping by to tell me that.

All best,

krista from cumberland, maryland USA wrote on December 20, 2012
i love your books i have three of them and my parents have more in the basmeant
Reply by Bruce Coville
Hi, Krista -

So glad to know you love the books you've read so far. There are a lot more, so I hope you'll continue enjoying them!! ;>

Dante Raushi from USA wrote on December 19, 2012
Your the best your the best book rider From Dante
Reply by Bruce Coville
Hi, Dante -

That's a nice compliment. Thank you!

Richie michael Raushi from USA wrote on December 19, 2012
My name is Richie your cool.
Reply by Bruce Coville
Hi, Richie -

Glad to know you think I'm cool. Thanks!