Overheard at Target

"Well, there's fifty-six dollars in two plastic bags."

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

Hello, I'm Back! Awesomeness Happens: U2, Chimney Rock, Adam Lambert!

Hi everyone!

I'm back from the Smokies and hard at work on the keyboard. The deadline looms for The Hotel of Blueberry Goodness; I'm kicking it into gear to finish the first draft.


I have lots of other stuff to tell you, but these days I feel like I'm already late for something, so here are the highlights:

  • Our cabin was so high in the Smokies, we had to look down to see clouds. (Some were above too, but wow!)
  • I alone discovered the bear track not far from our cabin. This made our hike back much more exciting.
  • Chimney Rock--awesome!
Finally, I watched American Idol right until they introduced Adam Lambert and cut him off. Excellent, chilling, Adam Lambert is a star.