{Whatever Wednesday} a Signed IVAN

Whatever Wednesday — a chance to post something I’ve seen that I’m diggin’. Though often a cool quote or poster, it might simply be a picture.

Enjoy!… and consider posting your own Whatever.


Meet Danielle. Danielle received a special gift on Tuesday:

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How did this come about? I sent out a little Tweet:

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[Danielle was one of the 41 students who signed up to read IVAN after watching the trailer. She couldn’t wait to get a classroom copy. In fact, a few kids have gone out to purchase their own.]

Mrs. Applegate responded publicly…

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…then messages me later to ask if she could send Danielle a signed copy. I almost fell off my seat.

When Danielle opened the package, I took some pictures and sent one along to Mrs. A. She responded quickly:

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No, Mrs. Applegate. You made my day. And Danielle’s. And inspired the rest of the students who now see how kind and real authors are. You’ve made fans for life.

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8 thoughts on “{Whatever Wednesday} a Signed IVAN

  1. Are you going to Skype with the author, too? How special when and author becomes “real”…not just a name on the cover.
    Uncle Al

    • I don’t think we’ll Skype with K. Applegate. We ARE going to Skype with J Nielsen who is writing the Ascendence Trilogy. (See FALSE PRINCE and trailer on Monday’s post.)

  2. WOW!!! I felt personally touched and excited to read this story and see these pictures. What a way to touch a student. This will influence her life in a powerful way. (I still have goose bumps from this story). W

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