We’re going to do this on Wednesday today, just to keep readers guessing. This letter involves a little bit of groveling . . .
How did you know I like it when readers beg? It makes me feel fabulous and powerful, like a king sitting on a throne. Please, please, please beg some more.
Ho-ho, I kid. Thanks for your letter. I’m glad you liked the first book in my “Scary Tales” series, and it was awfully nice of you to say so. I liked your bonus picture too. Good artist!
The way this series works is that each book is completely different. New characters, new setting. I’ve written six so far (five are currently available). I’m sorry to say that I don’t have plans to revisit the characters in Home Sweet Horror. My wish is for Mr. Finn, Liam, Kelly (and their dog, Doolin!) to find a new home close to where they used to live in Hopeville. That said, perhaps you’d like to write something about their further adventures. Maybe Bloody Mary finds a way to tag along?
Anyway, please please please forgive me!
P.S. I got the dog’s name from my old dog, Doolin, who passed away years ago. Doolin, named after a wicked cool town in Ireland, was the best dog I ever had (sorry, Daisy).
Thank you so much for writing my daughter, she was thrilled to receive mail and especially that it was a response from you. So on that note again thank you for your time and for making a smile on my Kiki’s face!!
It is one of the real pleasures to this career, that somehow I’m able to make a smile appear on your daughter’s face. I’ll never take that for granted.
Thanks for the note.