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FAN MAIL WEDNESDAY #172: Leal Writes from Istanbul!

Monday, December 16th, 2013 Posted in Fan Mail, Jigsaw Jones, Scary Tales | No Comments »


Dear James Preller, My name is Leal. I'm 10 years old and I go to ______ School in Istanbul in Turkey. This year for our semester project, I read one of your books. It was "The Case of the Disappearing ...

Fan Mail #169: Dressing Up Like James Preller!

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013 Posted in Fan Mail, Jigsaw Jones, Uncategorized | No Comments »


You may have noticed that I haven't done much here in the way of fan mail recently. It's a combination of getting less of it during the summer and, alas, finding my own answers a little perfunctory. But this one made ...

COMINGS & GOINGS: The Rochester Children’s Book Festival, November 16th

Monday, November 4th, 2013 Posted in Bystander, Current Events, Family, Jigsaw Jones, Scary Tales, Uncategorized | No Comments »


I've always heard great things about the Rochester Children's Book Festival, but never got invited. I tried to weasel an invitation a few years back (clever Cynthia DeFelice reference), but that went nowhere. Finally, at last, I wore 'em down. ...

JIGSAW JONES, The Musical: Appearing On Long Island, Suffolk County Community College, October 5

Thursday, September 12th, 2013 Posted in Current Events, Jigsaw Jones | No Comments »


- QUICK INFO for Long Island-based fans of "Jigsaw Jones"  . . . The Lively Arts Series at Suffolk County Community College will present Jigsaw Jones: The Case of the Class Clown in the Van Nostrand Theatre on the Michael J. Grant Campus ...

Fan Mail #168: Questions, Questions, Questions

Sunday, April 7th, 2013 Posted in Fan Mail, Jigsaw Jones, Uncategorized | 3 Comments »


Again, I'm beginning a blog entry with an apology. I haven't been keeping up with it lately, after five years of consistent effort. I have a few excuses, but really, who cares? I am not giving up this blog, but I ...

Fan Mail #167: My New Favorite Reader of All Time (w/ Artwork!)

Friday, March 15th, 2013 Posted in Fan Mail, Jigsaw Jones | No Comments »


Here's a sweet letter from a sweet letter-writer named Bridget. And, oh yes, she included original artwork that I can add to my Fabulous Gallery of Fame. My reply: Dear Bridget, Thank you so much for that lovely, well-written letter. I feel blessed ...

Jigsaw Jones Conquers Scotland, Vows: “Belgium’s Next!”

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013 Posted in Jigsaw Jones | No Comments »


My apologies, friends and neighbors, for ignoring this blog. I have an excuse! I had ear surgery nine days ago and, well, it's not nearly as fun as it sounds. While the prognosis is good, the short-term result has been consistent dizziness. ...

Fan Mail Wednesday #165: Ah-choo!

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 Posted in Fan Mail, Jigsaw Jones | 3 Comments »


Here's a face no one could deny . . . I replied: Dear Jillian, Okay, before you get mad, first let me explain. I've had a cold all week. Sneezing and sniffling. So when I opened your letter, before I even read a ...

Fan Mail Wednesday #162

Thursday, December 20th, 2012 Posted in Fan Mail, Jigsaw Jones, School Visits | No Comments »


I'm one of those people who doesn't feel particularly proud or accomplished, much more aware of what I haven't done -- and maybe can't ever do -- than what's already past. I know, I know. But that's just how I'm ...

Some Random Kid’s Petition: “Support a Jigsaw Jones movie!”

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012 Posted in Around the Web, Jigsaw Jones, Uncategorized | 2 Comments »


There's a kid somewhere in America named Daniel Van Ness. I don't know him from a hole in the head. But on November 7th, Daniel started a very important petition: Please have the 20th Century Fox company make a new movie ...