Cam reads the Droon Series by Tony Abbott.
Being the teacher I told him to write an email to the author and see if the author would write back. Cam doubled his efforts, wrote more and started to take pride in what he had written.
To top it all off the Tony Abbott wrote back. He really wrote back and it wasn't a form letter. My wife and I were impressed and Cam is realizing now just what has happened.
Here is what Cam wrote:
Here is what Mr. Abbott wrote back:
Hi, Cameron. Thank you for writing to me. I'm glad to know that you are out there enjoying the Droon books. Neal is my favorite in a way, too. I just realized something I hadn't thought of before. Neal's name comes from two food things: his first name is from a restaurant that used to be in New York called O'Neals, and Kroger is the name of a supermarket where I grew up (Ohio), but not around where I live now (Connecticut). You are very cool to like the Dark Lands. I think I should probably write a book that talks about them more; write about what goes on there, how they started, who actually lives there and how. Thanks for the idea. I am starting a new series (in a month or so), and it will be out next year. It's called something like The Haunting of Derek Fish; it's for readers a little older than Droon readers, and will be spooky and funny at the same time. Thanks again for writing. Have a good day!Tony Abbott
Instant reply for an 8 year old. We just went and filled bought the rest of the series. Thanks Tony Abbott. You are all class. You have made an 8 year old and his parents very happy.