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Your books changed my life. My mom tells people I always loved reading, but that is not true. I liked reading until about the age of 10 when I first read Ella Enchanted. I remember thinking then that there were just no interesting books for my age group. I never got into Nancy Drew or other "popular" books that all the adults around me told me I should read and like. But then I found Ella Enchanted at my local library and my life has never been the same.
Now I am an English Teacher who teaches middle school and passes on my love of reading to the next generation. Thank you.
# 2862 - Rachael 05/21/2021 - 17:03 - City: Leaf River - State: IL - Country: United States
Hi Gail!

I recently graduated college and celebrated by reading Orgre Enchanted. My favorite of yours is Fairest and The Wish,but Ella Enchanted was the first book I read from you. I was so excited to see a prequel, but I was even more excited when I saw Dame Kezia mentioned in Orgre Enchanted.

Growing up, my name was always a puzzlement. People would get confused by the spelling or pronunciation, and I just grew tired of correcting people on how to pronounce it. On top of that since its uncommon, I never see it used anywhere or on a keychain at a gift shop. Don't get me wrong, I don't hate my name. It never really bothered me that it was so uncommon. But when I read my name mentioned in Orgre Enchanted, I was so ecstatic! I gaped at the page and read it the sentence several times over just to make sure I wasn't imagining it. It just made me feel special and I wanted to tell you thank you for that moment. I've always loved fairytales and stories about princess', but I loved to see that Dame Kezia was a knight! Have you ever considered writing a story about a Knight before?

I've imagined what Dame Kezia would be like over and over and it makes me so excited. I just wanted to reach out and say thank you for that moment, and for every special moment your books have given me growing up reading them.

Sincerely trying to be my own knight,

# 2861 - Kezia 03/18/2021 - 01:27 - City: Miami - State: FL - Country: United States
Hi Gail, I have another question for you 😊 Do you have any advice on starting a writing group? I feel like I’ve been longing for a kind of novel writing group, but because I really can’t find any, I thought about starting my own. I have some friends in mind and some ideas about how I could try to make it work, but I was curious if you had any input on this as you’ve talked about writing groups and workshops before.
# 2860 - Mikayla K.B. 03/12/2021 - 13:07 - City: Reno - State: NV - Country: US
Hi, Gail! You may have answered this question already, but I wondered if you had any advice about working on two projects at a time (or if you would even recommend it). I ask this because I have two novel projects I’d love to work on. I have tried in the past to balance these two projects, but it really hasn’t seemed to work very much. Yet, at the same time, I keep longing to switch back and forth between them. I’d love to hear your advice or what you do when you have two ideas battling for your attention.
# 2859 - Mikayla K.B. 03/12/2021 - 13:06 - City: Reno - State: NV - Country: US
Dear Gail, First let me just say--thank you so much for your stories! I read your books growing up and recently found myself re-reading The Two Princesses of Bamarre. Who knew the Gray Death would be a timely topic in our lifetimes! The sister dynamic was what drew me to the book when I was younger, but now it's Addie's journey toward bravery that stands out. I love revisiting books from my childhood and definitely plan to reread Ella Enchanted next. Thank you for these characters and stories that shaped me growing up.
(I made a promise to younger-me that at some point I would write to one of my favorite authors. I completely forgot about it until a few months ago. So this is older-me, fulfilling the wishes of younger-me!)
# 2858 - Natasha 03/04/2021 - 17:37 - City: Seattle - State: WA - Country:
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