Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Dear Nancy: Answers to Letters from Girls Like You

About Dear Nancy...:

You’ve got mail … lots of it! Author Nancy Rue loves getting letters from her readers, but finding the time to answer them has always been a challenge. Dear Nancy was born from a desire to connect with readers in-depth by really answering their questions, particularly the ones she gets asked over and over, like, “How did you become a writer?” and “What’s your favorite Scripture verse?” for example. Readers want more than just tips on writing, though—they want to know about Sophie and Lily, about boys and friends, about growing up, and even more about Nancy herself. So here’s a peek into Nancy’s mailbox with answers on topics that are closest to tween girls’ hearts.

My thoughts:

This in-depth Q&A about Nancy, her life as an author, the books she writes, and her thoughtful advice about growing up both physically and spiritually was such a delight to read. She has such a personable, down-to-earth style - it makes you feel like you're having a one-on-one conversation with her in a cozy corner somewhere.

If your daughter is hung up on either Sophie or Lily (or both), be sure to get them a copy of this book. They'll enjoy getting to read all the behind the scenes info about their favorite characters, and they'll find out that the voice behind Sophie and Lily is someone who understands them and what they're going through, and thinks that it's perfectly okay to just be yourself.

Check out Nancy Rue online.

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