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Thank you so much for your MasterClass lessons. I began your series last week and was immediately drawn in. Your remarks about catharsis and conveying the feelings of a situation helped me so much as I contemplate the final big revision of the manuscript for my second novel. Priceless.
God bless you!
Having grown up in Newark and graduated from Weequahic High School In the Unlikely Event really hit home. Lived on Williamson Ave in Hillside then Keer Avenue in Weequahic section of Newark. However, didnt sled on Wyoming Avenue. If my memory serves me (and it may not) it isnt a hilly street for sledding. A Zwillman lived jup the street on Keer Avenue, loved The Tavern and Sam Tieger (always ate lobster there).
Hi Judy! I read your novels when I was a child and preteen and wow what a difference they made in my life! Books have always been my escape. Deenie was an especially important novel for me- I received my scoliosis brace at 13 years old and having that book really made me feel less alone in that experience! My best friend just had her first baby and I canít wait to get her daughter your novels when sheís of reading age, the stories you have written are truly timeless. <333
I have always wrote short stories like you when I was going to school I stories I remember writing a story about me taking Roger Staubauch place being Quarterback and we won the game.
Right now I am working on a book and I am thinking about taking your master class out of all the authors as far as childrens books I like your ideas and actually my character wrote me a letter so with that Thank you now I have to give James Kristopher Claus sometime
Are you going to write another book?
How did you get the idea to write Frecke Juice?
What was the title of your first book and when did you publish it?
Hi Judy ,
I think you should make a book about mermaids.
Hi Judy ,
What is your husbands name?
From Ethan aka Bob the builder
How many pets did you have in your life
How many books have you written?
Hi Judy! I don't want to reveal my name but I just want to say I love you Fudge books! Thanks for reading this!
What were your kids names?
As I wrote this, I am in my car, on my way to work, listening to your Masterclass chapter on Ďrejection.í Thank you for the insight, and encouragement. Rejections in life, I have had a few, and none literary :-) so Iím not too worried. The blank pages do stare back however, but thatís another tale. Thank you again, Iím more determined than ever. Your voice cuts right through my insecurities, and I cannot wait for the moment I get home and start typing. You are inspiring to me. THANK YOU!
I'm back. LOL.
Sorry, I read your side bar and I thought, "I want to be a future author one day, and maybe this is my chance to help take a step."
So I'm here to give you ideas. It's ok if you don't use them, but sense I know this is what girls want.
A girl that lives in the country, but longs for New York, girls in her classes call her a, "City-Girl-Wanna-be" One night, she decides to run away, she comes across another girl that's running away to the country. I guess the verdict for this story is, "The Grass Is Always greener on the other side."
2. A bloging story. Bloggers. Whats not to like? has friends all over the world, interviews famous people, posts random outrageous posts. It's all fun and games Until virus's come, internet bully's, scammers,and hackers! the internet is scary!
I love all the fudge books! I hope you make some more books for girls soon! I really love them all!
Yvonne (Zoeís Mum)
In 1982, when I was 12 years old, I found your books on a shelf in a library run by a nun in my all girls Catholic school, and soon became addicted to the stories. The nun thankfully never realised that your books included snogging; she was just happy that girls like me suddenly loved reading fiction!
Now, more than 35 years later, I bought my 11 year old daughter ďAre you there God? Itís me, MargaretĒ, and we are reading the story together. I have to say that your fiction is timeless, as Zoe loves the story just as much as I did all those years ago. Zoe is about to start her new secondary school and we feel that you could be describing our life. (Her Dad even attempts to garden like Margaret's Dad does in the story. )
Thank you so much for your wonderful work. Your ability to make a daughter thoroughly enjoy reading a book with her mum is simply priceless!
Dear Ms. Blume,
My name is Kaitlin, and I am nine years old. I am an avid reader of your books. My favorites are "Blubber" and "Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing." I am doing a school project called "The Living Museum" where I get to choose a famous person to learn about and dress up as. I chose you because I admire your work, and I love to read and write and hope to be an author like you one day. I read the "Who is Judy Blume" book and am amazed by everything you have accomplished in your life. Do you have any advice for aspiring authors and students? I can't wait to read your new book!
I am a second grade teacher and we have been reading our Soupy Saturday as readalouds. The kids are loving them!!! We are in the middle of writing persuasive letters to people. Our class decided to write one to you. I wanted to take a picture of it, however I am unable to attach it here. Is there a place I can send it to?
I'm extremely excited to take the Master Class but it will have to wait, I'm in school with a very limited budget. I enjoy the way you write, and the trailer on the masterclass website was great, very funny and engaging. I've been writing for years but only for work; audit findings, reports, but nothing for pleasure, so that is where I need help. I need to find a switch that will turn on the juices.
Thanks for your time,
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heyyyyyy sister judy pls respond you are reall cool! have a good life
Dear mrs. judy blume,
I am doing a project in class about an author and i chose you. im reading your book fudge-a-mania.
Its a very nice book.
Where did you grow up? and do you have any sibblings
hello i'm camila and i love all of your books in my school we are doing a project of your books and i love that we are doing these projects cause i love your books.
Dear Judy I remember all your books so fondly and essential to my earlier years. Now at 43 I have bought them for my 9year old daughter. She, i am glad to say, loves them too. I dare not tell her I am slyly retreading them all again when she is in bed asleep.
Thank you for the joy of your books and that reassurance in my younger years. You were a blessing xx
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Hi Judy. I read all of your books and made book reports but OtherwiseKnown asSheila the Great. I'm doing it now, andI can't find the information I want. Also there is no Picture in web that I can use except book covers. I hope you will write me back soon.
I really really really really really really wanna be a writer, soooooooo. Can you give me some tips?
Hello Judy I am doing an Author report on you.I was wondering if I could ask you a few questions. Please email me back if you have a chance.
My second grade classroom has been reading Soupy Saturdays and love the characters!!! They are excited to read more books in the same series. I am excited to read your adult books this summer! Thanks for the great stories. Love Mrs. Skinner's second grade class!
Iím reading Letters to Judy even though my kids are grown. Iím fascinated by families and by whatís going on in kidsí heads. I thought Iíd heard of every syndrome, situation, and the support groups to match, but the chapter about kids whose older siblings are doing drugs and stealing was like a punch in the stomach. I was that kid at age 10, in 1970: the shame, the anger, the secrecy.
But you know what affected me most? My impotent, clueless parents. Seeing them helpless facing my acting-out siblings was like walking on scaffolding at a construction site. I had no firm foundation; I had to walk carefully, or Iíd fall through. Itís affected my life ever since.
I recall one worthless family counseling session and Iíve been in individual therapy, and I talked about it in therapy, but it wasnít Ďtil I read L2J that I realized that this is actually a *thing*. It was like a thunderbolt. So, yeah, 30+ years later, your books are having an impact you never couldíve predicted.
I love your books
You're books are awesome.
I just finished reading DEENIE and it was like reading about myself. I was diagnosed with scoliosis when I was 12. I wore a full body brace for 3 1/2 years, 23 hours a day. I was diagnosed with thoracic scoliosis when I turned 16 and had to have an emergency spinal fusion, because my spine was not only curving but was twisting - which caused my lungs and heart to be fatally affected. My first spine surgery was in 1979 and since then, I have had 10+ spine surgeries due to degenerative disc disease. I have another spine surgery coming up this Summer 2019. Right now, 2/3rds of my spine is fused.
Judy, Thank you for writing books about scoliosis!! I would LOVE to talk to you about scoliosis affect from teen years through 55+ I think it would be a great book for you to write. I hope to hear back from you.
Dear Judy Blume, my name is Jaykie well thatís not my real name but I keep it confidential. I am in middle school. I like your books they are what people would say in the 70s radical. I have been reading them since I was five. What I do is stand up for LGBT rights. I gave a presentation on treating LGBT better, because of my work next year my school is sending me to China. I need your help I work hard on getting rights for LGBT. If you could help me do something to get the message out that we are all equal then you would make the world a better place. You are one of my idols. My other idol Michael Jackson said ď If you want to make the world a better place take a look at your self and make a changeĒ. I really love that quote. Thank you so much for your time. I really love your books. Sincerely, Jaykie
Dear Mrs. Blume,
I am a 2nd grade teacher at Carteret School District. I was born and raised in Elizabeth too! Every year, I read your book, Freckle Juice to my class, we discuss each chapter and complete activities about it. They love it!
Ms. Massella & my 2nd grade Bilingual class!
Dear Ms. Blume,
I am a first grade teacher in Baltimore. One of my small groups is currently reading Superfudge. We love the book and think it is hysterical. How did you come up with the idea for Fudge? He is so silly and we love how he bothers Peter. A lot of friends feel for Peter because they have annoying younger siblings too. Some of them said younger siblings are not annoying like that. Thank you for writing such a good higher level book that even my firsties can relate too!
Hi Judy Blume and her assistant!
I read all of your books Ms. Blume and I want to request another Fudge book! I definitely think there should me more books, here are some ideas: when Fudge breaks his arm, starts First Grade for the first time,im not sure but whatever plot is is, Ms. Blume will make it super hilarious! I am such a big fan and your books are so relatable and funny! Could you make another book on periods and bras and going into puberty? thanks!
hi i just read your tales of forth grade nothing and i am in fourth grade too
Dear Judy Blume,
I love your book Freckle Juice. I read it and I loved it. I love books that have the word secret. I wanted to read your long books but I just chose to take the short one first. I heard you're still alive. Can you come to a country called Kenya and we meet for tea? I am a border in a certain school called Mount Kenya Academy. It is located in Nyeri County.
From: a girl called Paloma (entered by teacher Mary Hollowell)
Hi Judy Blume its me Rey. I,m the one from New Prospect Elementary from GA Atlanta. I know how it feels for people to think that someone is wierd, I do understand how it feels
15-20 years ago, I was asked to give a presentation about what I wanted to be when I grow up, or someone who has inspired me. I chose you and my mom wrote to you and you wrote me back . You even named a character after me in Double Fudge. I have finished college now and I went to school for science, but I still want to be an author ďwhen I grow upĒ. I recently went to thank my writing mentor, an learned he had passed from cancer. I wanted to make sure I got the chance to tell you how much your writing inspires me and how much your interactions have meant to me after all this time. Thank you for taking the time to make my dreams come true. Youíre such a rare breed in a world that no longer values genuine connections. Thank you for taking the time to enrich my life and inspire me. Iím finally getting serious about writing again and I hope we can still be pen pals. <3
Greetings from the Bahamas! I just recently read Summer Sisters and I was reminded of how much I love your work! I loved the Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing Series, Tiger Eyes, Deeney! I thank God for you - you provided me and many of my friends with so many good loves, laughs, and identifiable experiences through your books! Now I am sharing those same experiences with my children who are finally old enough to enjoy some of the titles that I did when I was there age. Thank you so much Judy! You are truly a gifted writer. Also, if ever there were a part two to summer sisters, I think the world would enjoy it! Thanks for taking us along for the ride.
I have immense respect and admiration for you. I was surprised and delighted to learn that you were a classmate of my mom at Battin High School for girls in Elizabeth. I was born in Elizabeth. We moved to California when I was 4 but I have many memories. You have lead a life of great purpose!
hi! your stories are very memorable and nostalgic for me. thank you for doing all you have done. i hope you are well!
Judy blume i love your book are you there god its me margaret its my favorite book.Also judy blume can you come to california im dying to meet you.
Dear Ms. Blume,
My class and I wanted to write you to tell you how much we have enjoyed your stories this year. I usually start the year off with "tails of a forth grade nothing" but, that wasn't enough for my class. They begged me to keep reading the rest of the series. Every time I finish a book, they want to read it during independent reading. I personally wanted to thank you for being such a great author and making my students love reading. We know you live close by in NYC. We would love if you would come by to meet us. We are just a quick drive over the river.
Thank you so much!
Mr. Clarke and the ALK 3rd grade class.
Your books gave me my first love for reading! Thank you so so much!
I grew up reading the whole fudge Series Thank you was a big part of my life Thanks again and P.S. write another Fudge book with him being in High School and peter in College
I love you.
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