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January 06, 2011


Kally Reynolds

Joan, you have a way of bringing people to life with your words and your heart that makes them unforgettable. No wonder that your character Foster McGee comes so alive that I almost hear her out in the kitchen and find myself anticipating the aroma of her milk chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter frosting. I see your Mom too, making Pilgrim dolls with her daughters over Thanksgiving, showing you (and us)that there is always something to celebrate, even (or maybe even especially) in the midst of disappointment and uncertainty. Your stories are a gift that keeps on giving. Please, keep them coming. When they arrive, I can hardly wait to unwrap them.

Rita Zuidema

Yippeeeee!! I'm drooling and can taste, appreciate, and anticipate what fabulous "pictures" you paint with your words! Your family heritage shines on!

Joan Bauer

Kally -- I want to underscore your point that celebration is critical in the midst of disappointment and uncertainty, and if frosting can be part of that celebration, all the better. Joan


I'm excited for this book!

Alyson Davis

O my goodness. I am not a reader at ALL it is the best book EVER i really love it so so much!!!! Huck got me so mad.! it feels like i am in the story.i watch tv only 1 eposiede of a t.v. show this week i am at the part where Mrs. Charleena ( I think that is how you spell it) found out Foster could not read so then she tries to teach her. Then macon is listen in..... Thank you so much to see what reading is really about. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE write some more book!!!!!!!!!!

Chantel Adams

Stumbled upon this blog when I was preparing for my girls' book club. Your words dance, and you made me smile. In fact, as I type this, my son just asked me, "Hey mom, why are you smiling?"

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