I wrote AMM when I was 11 or 12, I guess. I was so excited when she "wrote" back. My older brother told me that it was a fake letter & I was so disappointed. "Ann" put a P.S. in the letter - telling me to tell my brother hello and she might have mentioned school or something. The letters were made a little personal, but the rest of it was a form letter. There was a signed picture included.
Then my brother went on to tell me that Stoneybrook was fake - probably derived from "Storybook."
Man, I was naive.
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I did, but I never mailed it. I remember telling her how ridiculous I thought it was that 11 year olds were babysitting for 10 year olds (I was 10 at the time and very insulted by the fact that someone would think I was young enough to need a babysitter) and how many of the charges acted way to young for their ages. I think I MAY have mentioned the time warp/fact that the BSC stopped aging thing too but I don't remember. It was mostly a complaint letter now that I think about.
I wrote her in middle school -- I guess I was 12 or so. I had a pad of BSC stationery (I still do!) I got the form letter with a p.s. I like the Beatles -- I had asked her what her fav. band was. Anyway, it was a happy day....I actually discovered my signed postcard the other night when I was looking at old birthday cards I had saved over the years. I know the letter is around somewhere.
Post by starrynight on Oct 19, 2007 14:35:55 GMT -5
I planned on writing her after I read "Get Well Soon, Mallory!" I hated that book so much, and it just seemed so un-BSC to me that I thought she was running out of plot ideas. I was even going to suggest some.
I had often wondered if anyone ever wrote AMM. I never did and wasn't a big enough fan as a kid to even think about it. I do remember, though, that my cousin was obsessed with Alan Jackson and coerced me into helping him make a "music video" of us singing to send to him. How embarrassing! ;D I never wrote to an author and wondered if anyone ever got anything other than a form letter back. (like Mallory #1 Fan ;D) It's funny but I'd actually consider writing her now though I never would have as a kid because I just didn't care enough about the books. Also, did anyone ever meet AMM?
Post by fluffycakes on Oct 21, 2007 10:51:59 GMT -5
I wrote to her when I was a BSLS fan. I suggested that Karen should get her own radio show! (Where that idea came from, I have no idea!) When Claudia Kishi, Live from WSTO came out, I was positive that Ann would remember that I'd sent her the idea years ago and that she would dedicate it to me. Needless to say, she didn't, and I was quite disappointed.
I did, when I was about seven. She sent back a two page (mostly form) letter and two autographed pictures, one for me and one for me to give to my best friend Erin, who she mentioned by name. It was really kind of sweet--I wrote to a lot of authors when I was little and hers was probably the best answer. Either she had a crazy thorough assistant, or she was still handling her some of her own mail at that point. (I was seven a loooong time ago, kids!).
Post by blossom114 on Oct 21, 2007 13:33:12 GMT -5
i wrote her a letter when i was... i dont know..maybe 10 or 11... I was young. She "wrote" back. I dont really remember anything about the letter other than i was THRILLED when I received it. I also got a picture with it.
I like the idea of Karen's radio show, fluffycakes. Makes me think of Karen's Newspaper, which is one of my favorite LS books. Maybe you could ghost write it now and get it dedicated to you that way. ;D