Debbie Dadey, Children's Author

Issue # 81 - June 2015

What would you say to Judy Blume? I had the chance to say something profound and
Debbie's nose, Judy Blume, and her husband, George Cooper
Click for a CBS news interview with Judy Blume.
I froze.  All I could do was be star stuck when she asked me what name to autograph my book to.  Luckily, I was able to get a quick picture of Judy and my big nose.  I think she was exhausted after giving a delightful talk.  I was toward the end of a huge line of 500 people waiting to get her newest adult book, In the Unlikely Event, signed.  It is the fictionalized account of what happened when she was growing up.  Three commercial airplanes crashed within one year, all in her small New Jersey town.  I am enjoying it so far!
Great American Fiction Contest!
Want to be published by the Saturday Evening Post?  The Post published 
Ray Bradbury, F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, Louis L'Amour, Jack London, Joyce Carol Oates, Edgar Allan Poe  to name just a few. Now, you can join their ranks by entering a contest.  Click here for the fiction contest rules.  Entries must be in by July 1, 2015, so get writing!  Hope my writing page helps.  Hope you'll let me know when you win.

And the winner is . . .  
Thanks to Carolyn McKnight for opening my last newsletter.  She was selected at random to receive a free copy of The Polar Bear Express so she can be a COOL reader!
I'm appearing at a local bookshop, Booktenders Secret Garden, tomorrow (6/10/15) in Doylestown, PA. at 7:00 for a poetry reading.  I'll be sharing some of my favorite poems and some poems from The Polar Bear Express, where the merkids learn haiku, acrostic, free verse, and cinquain.  Page nine of the teaching unit has poetry cards to share. 
Three best pictures from Facebook this month!
As we go into summer, hope you find lots of good books to read and perhaps one to write!  Happy reading, Debbie