Big fans of Shiloh!

My fourth grade students just finished reading, Shiloh. Here are a few of the comments/questions we want to share with you. Thank you for inspiring my young readers!

You are an amazing author. I love the emotion and detail in the story. The emotions ties the book together. My favorite part of the story was when Shiloh met Marty. I am similar to Shiloh because I am nervous and shy around other people. – Kaydence

You are a wonderful author. When I read this book, I cried so much (but in a good way). I am glad you let Marty keep Shiloh. To me, this really proves that, “A dog is man’s best friend.” – Ana

I really like the emotions you included in the story. To me, that was the best part. I think this is one of the saddest stories I’ve ever read. You are one of my favorite authors now. – Kylie

Your books are incredible. What inspires you to write? – Georgia

I love how you took an experience that you had and included it into Shiloh. My favorite part of Shiloh is when Marty’s sisters were lying on the lawn, and Shiloh is licking their faces and trying to turn them over. – Ali

The content of the book is like a present in a box and the emotion is the bow. Shiloh is one of my favorite books. You are a magnificent author. I haven’t read the whole series yet. But, I’m sure the rest of the books are just as incredible as the first one. – Vincent


Phyllis replied:

I don’t usually published the names of students who email me on my blog, but I assume you would like me to do it this time.  To the students:  I’m so glad you liked the book.  Yes, there are some very sad parts of it, but I think you were happy the way it turned out.   I guess what inspires me to write is that I love to do it so much.  I love the way a character sort of becomes real on the page.  After I write a page or a chapter, I read it out loud to myself, and this helps me become the person I’m writing about.  If you read all three of the remaining books in the quartet, it is like one continuous story–you will find out what really happens between Marty, Shiloh, and Judd Travers.

Posted on: December 15, 2017


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