Wednesday, July 04, 2007


People have been e-mailing to let me know that their comments are bouncing back. Or freezing up. And I know that these people are speaking the truth, as I have tried to comment myself a few times in the last few weeks, and it hasn't worked. Besides, why would they lie? (Specifically, I have tried to thank Lucy for her kind and generous comment - so I will thank you now, here, Lucy.) I am very sorry for this situation. I will keep trying to fix it. And I hope you will keep trying to comment.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello my dear, I'm just seeing if this comment works from here. Alice

2:55 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Although I should reiterate that I'm sure it is just the great brilliance of my computer, which knows what is important. Which is also why I'm sure it is about to delete the article I'm writing any moment now. Alice

2:57 p.m.  
Blogger mick said...

I seem to be able to comment now too. Unfortunately, I have nothing to say.

3:01 p.m.  
Blogger Rachel said...

Hi Jaci,
I've been trying to e-mail you (the address) and it keeps bouncing back. Is there an alternate e-mail address? Please write me back and let me know (to my yahoo address...oy, this is getting complicated).
Lots of love to you and Charlie,

10:21 a.m.  
Blogger Erin said...

Hi Jaclyn,

I have not checked in on your blog for quite some time - how exciting it was to find that I have a few months worth of entries to catch up on!
'I Have A Bed Made of Buttermilk Pancakes' changed my life! I adore your clever way with words and the gorgeous characters you create. I decided after the first chapter that I wanted to become a teacher and am now in my second year of a Bachelor of Education. Your writing inspired me to leave my dead-end retail job and do something with my life which would enable me to immerse myself in books and pass on my love of reading to others. Thankyou so much, I can't wait to do it all again when 'The Spell Book of Listen Taylor' is released in October.

6:32 p.m.  
Blogger a. fortis said...

I'm so pleased to see that you're a blogger, too! I wanted to let you know that my co-blogger and I are writing a post about your work at our YA literature blog, Finding Wonderland. It will be posted tomorrow in honor of the One Shot World Tour: Australia Edition (full schedule here). Look forward to reading Buttermilk Pancakes/Listen Taylor in a few short months!

9:10 a.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Jaclyn,

It seems weird to be typing a comment to a person that you don't know at all, but I guessed it was weird finding your blogs as well.

I don't even know why it is weird, because anyone can blog in this weird technological 21st Century.

I'm sorry if you don't want to listen to a complete stranger babbling.

Well, I guess the reason I'm writing (or typing) is because you happen to be my favourite author, and it was surreal to find that you have blogs in which you actually reply to the comments - as in personally, not with a customised message like "Thank you for writing to Jaclyn Moriarty. However she is currently unavailable to reply (and never will)".

Another reason for this email is because I loved the Ashbury-Brookfield series.

Here is how I received the first book in the series, "Feeling Sorry for Celia". I was on a train on the way to our school's annual speech day at Town Hall and my friend gave it to me as a Christmas present.

Actually, I bought the second book from Dymocks in Chatswood a few years ago. I was younger than a teenager then, and my mum thought it was all about sex and drugs because it was from the teenage section (Oh mum) and confiscated it. But then I found it a few months after I received "Feeling Sorry for Celia" and now it's my favourite book.

And I guess the final reason I am writing to you is because I really don't want to do my assignment on superannuation. (Who wants to know about it? I'm not yet 50-something)

Maybe I should really stop typing and really begin on the assignment. But I just want you to know that your books are awesome, ok? =]

My friends will probably look at me with raised eyebrows when they find out I've been typing a comment to an author. It seemed like a thing Bindy would do. But then, she shares the same birthday as me, so who knows? And it's not like I'm writing to Shakespeare or anything, I'm writing to an awesome author who can make me laugh even on the worst days.

If you would like to, can you really talk to me? About anything at all? As in, maybe not in a author-and-a-random-reader relationship, but as in a Christina-and-Elizabeth relationship?

OK, that's a bit of a weird request. I guess you can ignore if you want.

Well if you got to the end, thank you so much for reading it. I'm sorry if I sound a bit like a nerd, or a psycho, or just a depressive moron because I realise i've only used smiley faces twice (so unlike me!)(you don't happen to hate smiley faces like Cassie, right?)

And now, to really start on my superannuation assignment.

(This was originally going to be an email, but it said "Failure to Send" so I decided to comment instead. Thus the length. Sorry.)

8:46 p.m.  
Anonymous Nicole said...

I am so excited for your upcoming books! Do they come out in Canada they same time as the US of A???

7:33 a.m.  
Blogger Jaclyn Moriarty said...

I am so grateful for everybody's comments. Erin, what a truly lovely thing to say, and i hope you are happy as a teacher and i feel honoured that maybe i inspired you a little. a.fortis, the review on your Finding Wonderlandblog made my day. And Anonymous, thank you so much for your wonderful, generous comment. I hope you got your superannuation assignment done. I once worked in superannuation law for a few months and I understand why you didn't want to do the assignment. And how funny that you have Bindy's birthday. And Nicole, I think the Spell Book will come out in Canada in January next year. I am so sorry, everybody, that the e-mail address hasn't been working. It works occasionally, like the comments. The technology is really getting me down. Soon, I am going to have to ask Charlie to fix it for me.

3:35 p.m.  
Anonymous Abby O. said...

Hello Jaclyn I love your books and I am reading The Murder Of Bindy Macdkenzie and so far it's great,but my favorite ever is The Year Of Secret Assignments.I loved it so much that I wanted to know whether you will make a sequel specifically for the book.I would really love that!!! Thank You,
Abby O.

12:59 p.m.  
Blogger SylwiaB said...

Hi Jacklyn :)
I am reading Your book "I Have a Bed Made of Buttermilk Pancakes" and I just love it. I like the way You lead me on the edge of absurd and irony. Thank You for Your Imagination, for the World and Characters You created in that book.
Unfortunatelly I did not find yet in Poland Your other books, but I am happy to find that one. And to be honest it came to me in the moment I need it ;))). I should rather say that the book was waiting to be found by me ;)
Thank You once more for Your Imagination !
Regards from Warsaw, Poland ;)))

11:07 p.m.  
Blogger Jaclyn Moriarty said...

sylwiab, what a wonderful, generous comment - thank you so very much. And thank you, also, abby o - I am not exactly writing a sequel to The Year of Secret Assignments, but the book I'm writing at the moment has Lyd, Em and Cass (as well as some new characters). So, in a way, it's a sequel. love, Jaclyn

11:12 p.m.  
Blogger rehana1982 said...

dear jackie,

you are such a greater writter,you are my idol.i love you and everything you represent'mimi

3:42 a.m.  

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