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Hi Lynne –
I am a friend of Rose Hollander – was principal for her kids in Suttons Bay. I have attended a workshop you taught, and we’ve met socially several times.
I am independently publishing a picture book – about to print and due out by late spring. I have a bunch of questions, but I don’t feel I know you well enough for any favors. I do hope you’ll look for it come June, and if you like it, let me know.
It’s called Chickadees At Night, Charles Murphy illustrating.
Thanks, and best wishes –
Bill O. Smith
Hi, Bill — I had a conversation with Charlie about your book — I look forward to seeing it.
A thousand apologies…. I’m contacting 20 authors and getting weary! Obviously I pasted in the wrong title above. “As Easy as Falling Off the Face of the Earth” has been nominated. Actually, so has “Love, Aubrey” but I believe Suzanne LaFleur will want to know about that more than will you!
Thanks for the great news! (I’ll admit the first message had me a little baffled.)
Yes… please delete that first one! Or don’t allow it to post. As long as you know is my only concern!
I apologize again. It is a long, but lovely weekend when the annual list is created. And I try very hard to directly contact authors digitally since the list goes on our website tomorrow. We used to send letters, and still follow up with them… but it is water under the bridge these days!
I just read your book, As Easy As Falling Off The Face Of The Earth. It was amazing! I loved how it was set in third person, and how I feel like I really got to know all the characters. The plot was so interesting and it was fun to see Ry and Del work through every conflict that came their way. I want to be an author when I grow up and I will always use you as a role model for when I begin to write. I can’t wait to read more of your books!
Thank you for that, so glad to hear it! Enjoy the reading, and have fun with the writing.
I am already in the middle of All Alone in the Universe, the book I got today, and I am amazed at the content. It is really good, and I can’t wait to read more books! I am totally using your books as my writing role models!
thanks, Emma — it was fun meeting you today. I’m so glad you’re liking the book!
I loved your books All Alone in the Universe, and Criss Cross! I thought they were both outstanding books, and I look forward to reading more books by you. I read them last year in fifth grade and they are still on my “Top Ten Favorite Books” list.
Thanks, Metta, it makes me so happy to hear this! Try “As Easy As Falling Off the Face of the Earth.”
Just finished Criss Cross, picked up from a thrift store-but a Newbery! (Congrats!). I really enjoyed it. You had some nice surprises in it-I thought it was going in a predictable way, and then “zing!”. Thanks for a great, nice, clean, coming of age story. I’m a secondary-Ed-teacher-in-training and always looking for good books for my lessons/shelves. Thanks for writing, and drawing, one! :,)
I’m glad Criss Cross found a home on your shelf. Also glad you’re going to teach — my hat is off.
I’m looking for an address to which I could mail letters written by my students regarding “As Easy As Falling Off the Face of the Earth”. I
I sent an address to your email. Did you receive it?
I’m enjoying Seed by Seed. I particularly like the sampler.Did you get it from a kit or design it yourself? I would love to make it, too.
Thanks –I made it up as I went along. Maybe I should make a kit! Wonder how I would go about that? Feel free to use it as a rough guide.
Hi! I’m Isabella. I live in California and I’m 15 years old. I LOVE your book All Alone in the Universe. Your story was a huge help in my life and really made a difference.Like Debbie I’ve had some changes with friends. Your book helped me through that. Do you illustrate the book yourself? If so you’re very good. I’m an artist too by the way. I am also in Honors American Lit. Thank you again.
Thanks, Isabella! So good to hear that. Yep, I do the drawings as well. I emailed you the mailing address, if you write, send me a photocopy of a piece of your art?
I enjoyed reading As Easy As Falling Off The Face Of The Earth. I live in Wisconsin aand am in my seventies. Thanks!
happy to hear it, Janice — thanks to you!
Hi , just wanted to say that i was up all night to finish Criss Cross. I loved the brilliant conversations and relatable characters 🙂
great to hear, thank you!
Hi! My name’s Andrea, and I just want to say I really love your books. I read both Criss Cross and All Alone in the Universe when I was 13, and they helped me through a lot of rough patches. Thank you so much for writing them!
Hi, Andrea — I love to hear this. Thank you for writing!
I just wanted to express how much I absolutely adore your book Criss Cross. I read it when I was maybe 11 or 12, and recently I remembered it and bought a copy. I was flipping through the pages, and so much love for the book came rushing back when I saw the little diagrams and read a few pages. This book made normalcy, and suburbia, and missed moments magical to me when I was younger. I am now 17 (wow so old) and I read the whole book again and I love it just as much as when I first read it (if not more.) It’s so real! Thank you!
P.S. I love your drawings- they are so charming.
you made my day. thanks!
Dear Lynn Rae Perkins,
You are by far one of my all tme favorite authors. I really want to be either and author or an artist when I grow up… I hope you got my email!
got it, and responded. 🙂
Hello, I am looking for Lynn Perkins who painted a hat picture for three girls in Moscow, Idaho, in 1990. Are you her?
no, not me!
Lynne, I rarely read a book more than once. I’m reading “As easy as falling off the face of the earth” for the third time. I loved the story and characters and your prose were beautiful.
It seemed to me that Dell and Ry’s relationship evolved into surrogate brothers of sorts. I liked that. It was an engaging adventure. The fact that Ry broke every friking rule a child should obey was intriguing and Del, though not always making the best decisions, did keep Ry safe (while he was around.) All of your characters were colorful and alive. If I were casting a movie. Danny Devito would have to play Carl..lol. that was a fun and exciting scene. Thank you for a wonderful book. I’m sure it’s not the last time I’ll read it.
Thanks so much for this email. In some ways, it seems as if this book Fell Off the Face of the Earth, and it warms my heart to hear that it’s still out there. Danny DeVito — hmm, that would be pretty great!
Hi Lynne you are a superb author I love your book nuts to you it made me fall of my seat when I read how you got the Idea to wright nuts to you. I absolutely adore the squirrel tsts me and my teacher laugh all the time when say it to him.
And once again you all my all time favorite author.
– Quintin Rose
Sorry Lynne for the spelling mistakes
love All alone in the universe it taught me so many things
I love to hear this. Thank you!