From the Email Bag

I have the best readers! They buoy me on hard days and make good days even better! Here are a few snippets (don't forget to check out the pics at the end!):

Dear Danette Haworth,
I am Violeta. I love Violet Raines Almost Got Stuck by lighting, it is now officially my favorite book. My favorite part is the chemistry between Violeta and Eddie. Danette Haworth when are you going to releasing your next book? Now you're officially my favorite author.

I just finished reading it and loved it-- I wish I could meet Violet. Her struggles and angst are so typical of a girl her age. . . .Your book will be one I will remember when moms and daughters come in looking for a good book.
~Nancy, librarian

My favorite part was her conversation with Eddie about the bra.

Guess what i read the whole book in one day thats how good your book is. . . . I think you should make a second book in this one it should be Violet in middle school and how she gets along. . . . Thanks alot for writing such a good book.
Love your #1 fan

Thank you so much for coming in and presenting! The kids loved it and so did I!
~ Pat, 4th grade teacher

Dear Ms. Haworth,

I just wanted to tell you that I just finished reading Violet Raines and I thought it was an amazing book. . . . Are any of the characters in the book based on your family or friends?


Hi!! I just finished reading your book,"
Violet Raines Almost Got Struck by lightning". It is now one of my favorite books along with some of the books you listed on your blog. I was wondering if were planning on making another book? I think it is a very interesting book and it is a brilliant write. Please write back or take writing another book into consideration. Thank you for your time. ~Vanessa :)
P.S. It

Please write another violet book. I would love to read about her 6th grade years

I feel just like Violet of course i never got struck by lightning, but i have people like Melissa at my school and i have friends like Eddie and Lottie! . . . i did a book report on your book. . . . If you write back that will be great but if you cant ill understand.
~ Tiffany

P.s. I think you are really pretty.

hi Haworth!

I finished your book in a day it was the best book i`ve ever read! Can you please make a series about Violet Raines please. i wanna know what happens to them when they are in junior high. here are some ideas:::::::::::maybe all of them might run in to problems in there life's-----maybe all of them might find someone special well, i have more ideas but i dont want to get struck by lighting!

~ CC

I just finished reading Violet Raines Almost Got Struck By Lighting and I was wondering if you were planning to write a sequel to the book because I love it .

~Tori ;-) P.S I'm you're new biggest fan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dear Mrs. Haworth, how are you? i'm fine, I absolutely love your book "Violet Raines Almost Got Struck By Lightning"!!!!!!! You know I tried to find a director and suggest making your book into a movie!!!!!!! I couldn't find one so.......anyways i'm emailing you, hope you liked my letter!!!111
~ ur #1 fan, Cassie

In another email from Cassie: The dog is sable and the cat is Izzy


Catherine J Gardner said...

WOW! Go you. Congratulations, Danette.

Sandy Nawrot said...

That is deserve the kudos! I'm wondering how you get any writing done, with all that'll soon have to start beating us all off with sticks!

Rena said...

I loved reading these replies, Danette. As you know, I just read your book and I absolutely LOVED it! I would have loved it as a preteen too. One of your readers mentioned liking the chemistry between Violet and Eddie. Me too! I loved the part where his shoulder brushed hers in the tree trunk. And the part at the end on the bridge about Eddie's eyes -- WOW! It is such a fun book and I'm 44 years old. I couldn't put it down. :)

Danette V. said...

Ooooh, I love this! Good for you!

Kim Kasch said...

Huge Congrats! Those are soooo fun.

Danette Haworth said...

Thanks, you guys! The thing I love about the letters is the openness and the unrestrained zeal. I love that students can identify with Violet and can cast themselves and friends in the story.

I've emailed a few authors out of the blue because their books really hit me, and I felt star-struck upon receiving responses.

Hopefully, I'll be able to contain myself when I knock people down, I mean, push through the crowd to get Adam Lambert's autograph during the Idol tour.

Stella said...

Those are precious, Danette. Treasure them! Kids usually write from the heart.

Chris Eldin said...

These are too adorable!!! And also inspiring!! I'd frame them and paste them all over my walls near where I write...

Mary Witzl said...

Danette, those are just fantastic and I am deeply envious that you get such wonderful letters! I think that getting fan mail from kids (and librarians!) must be the nicest thing about writing, even better than getting to work in your pajamas. And what a huge honor, having your book as someone's official favorite.

Prince Balthazar said...

Those are just wonderful. That just has to make your day a little brighter.