Hi Beverly and thanks so much for letting me visit today.
You asked me how I decided to write this series, and I’ll admit that there wasn’t a lot of planning ahead involved. I know. I know. This is not the way to create a well-designed, logically connected series, but here’s the truth. I only set out to write Alligators Overhead.
Then a teacher had her class read that book and draw pictures of the alligator story. They sent those to me with some messages. Here are two: “Can you write another story and this time put a girl in it?” “I hope you write more stories about Pete and Weasel.”
Okay, I didn’t have a girl in Alligators Overhead, but I do in The Great Timelock Disaster. So check off that request and the second one, too. After finishing book 2, I felt that the job was done, then I had this strange idea. What if…and off I went to write book 3, Some Very Messy Medieval Magic. This time I was sure to put in a girl again.
I guess I liked “playing” with Pete and Weasel, so I might have written the series even without those messages, but they helped motivate me, and I’m really glad the kids sent them to me. And I’m really glad you gave me the chance to tell about my “decision” to write a series.
Print ISBN 9781939844460 / EBook ISBN 9781939844477 Order through Ingram, Follett, or from the publisher EBook available in all formatsThank you for visiting with us today, Lee. Congratulations on your latest.
And, dear readers, enjoy meeting Pete and Weasel. You might want to read the first two books as well.