I’ve Loved the Alice Series for Years


This is going to be more along the lines of a long winded fanmail thank you. I have loved the Alice series for years (my first exposure being when i was 9 and i am now 18), it was the first and so far only series I have encountered that talked about important subjects in a way that was appropriate and accurate as i was growing up like suicide awareness, responsibility, puberty and so many other topics that otherwise i may have never been able to grasp without the exposure your wonderful novels gave me. Besides them being educational in a way girls my age would be able to relate or understand, the stories were so amazing. Alice was such a relatable character in some aspects and like a far away friend who relayed her excitable life in a way that i was happily envious. I love this series so much that I can wholeheartedly say it is my favorite and i have bought and thought the series numerous times through moves and relocations. I have read every book except the last because i can genuinely say i am afraid for my favorite series to end. I feel like with the end of the alice series i will be losing a lifelong friend.You’re such a great writer, you’re the reason I started writing.  I just wanted to say thank you. I appreciate all the time, work and commitment you put into this series. I know it wasn’t easy but you created an amazing series and you gave me a friend I may not have ever encountered. Thank you so much.

Phyllis replied:

What a lovely email.  I can understand how you feel about the series ending; on my end, however, I always worried I might be run over by a bus or something before I could really follow Alice through to her 60th birthday.  Writing only one book a year, with a 28-book series in mind, meant 28 years, and nobody can guarantee that.  But I got my wish, I was able to write other books too along the way, and I’m happily thinking up new plots I’d put aside in order to write the Alice books.  I’m just very glad that readers enjoy them so much!  Thanks for taking the time to write to me.

Posted on: February 2, 2018


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