I live in Rockville, MD. I’m currently about a month away from my high school graduation and will be attending the University of Maryland, just like Alice. I’ve been reflecting a lot lately on my childhood and what has shaped me to become who I am today, and your Alice series has come to my attention. I grew up reading your books and found such a connection to Alice’s personality and life story (especially considering she grew up so close to me!). Your books perfectly capture what it is like to grow from a girl to a young woman and I want to thank you for writing with such honesty. I am so grateful to have had a character like Alice that accompanied me through the confusing stages of puberty, my parent’s divorce, friendship drama, boyfriends, and letting go of childhood. So, again I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the gift that is your writing.
It’s wonderful to know that Alice could be your friend as you were growing up. I hope that the University of Maryland will be a good fit for you, and imagine you will be able to write about some adventures of your own. Best of luck! Thank you for taking the time to write to me.