April 22, 2012
Post #2818 – 20120422
I’m a huge fan, and I’ve gotta say (sorry, I know you’re bored with the topic but I have more than just this) that I’m impressed that you’re not entirely outraged at Pearson. Now, I may be in 8th grade, but I have some business advice! Work to get some publicity from this. Most of my friends who haven’t read your books, unlike me, don’t want to read them because they don’t know that you didn’t actually write “The Hare and the Pineapple.” I suggest that you reach out to my age group, maybe visit a couple of schools, and make yourself known as the creative author who DIDN’T write a stupid story for the test. If you respond and think it’s a good or at least semi-good idea, I’ll give you the name of a school to visit (Hint: it’s my school ).
By the way, my book club in fifth grade make a book all about The Neddiad.
THANK YOU FOR RESPONDING!!! I THINK IT’S WONDERFUL THAT AN FANTABULOUS AUTHOR IS TAKING THE TIME TO TALK TO HIS READERS!!!
Face facts. Most of your friends will never read my books. By the time you graduate from college, and get your first job, probably working for Pearson Publishing in Akron, Ohio, and I'm living in a third-hand trailer somewhere in New Jersey, the only thing anyone will remember about me is that I _did_ write the story about the hare and the pineapple. It's too late to do anything about it. I might visit a few schools, trying to get a job as a night watchman, but I don't hold out much hope--they'll know about the pineapple too. Thanks for trying to cheer me up.