One such moment occurred recently when I received my very first fan mail from young readers in Riverside, California, who wrote letters to me in class on February 3. I would like to thank their teacher Sheila McMahon for sharing the letters with me.
It would take a lot of space to include all of the letters, but I do want to list all of my correspondents' first names:
Most of them are from seven to nine years of age.
Haylee writes, "I am impressed by the book you wrote." I am impressed that people take the time and interest to read.
Liliana mentions that she is seven years and asks me how old I am. I am much, much older: 45 years old, to be exact.
Among the boys, David tells me that he knows some Spanish words, and Angelo hopes that I will write another story. I'll see what I can do about that.