We Talked to You!


I’m not sure if you remember me or not, but I was the teacher who contacted you when my students were reading Shiloh and we arranged a conference call.  You were wonderful to listen to all of my 15 student’s questions about the book.  I had walked the kids to my house from school to use my speaker phone landline (no cell phones back then). The last question was whether you would write a sequel to Shiloh.  At that point, you had thought not!  They told you that they would love it if you did!  I had so many of them return several years to discuss Shiloh Season and Saving Shiloh.  They were thrilled.  Fast forward to now.  I have been retired for 6 years and I volunteer at our local Salvation Army thrift store in the book department and someone donated a brand new copy of A Shiloh Christmas! Thank you for keeping such a beautiful story going.  I’m just about to start reading it!  I will pass it on to the gal who took my place and still teaches the Shiloh book unit!! When I retired I had 3,000+ books in my classroom and it included almost all of your books!  Thank you for making my job so fulfilling using your creations!

Phyllis replied:

Three thousand books in your classroom!  I’m honored to be included.   Yes, there are four Shiloh books now and “A Shiloh Christmas” ends the series.  There is a lot to think about, because the plots could have gone different ways, and Marty could have reacted very differently than what he did.  Thank you for donated that final book to your old classroom.  And thanks for your very nice email.

Posted on: January 16, 2017


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