[DWJ] Happy DWJ-book-related news

Melissa Proffitt Melissa at Proffitt.com
Wed Jun 21 20:59:34 EDT 2006

She's twelve going on twenty-eight, a snarky little teenager when she wants
to be, and far too perceptive for anyone's comfort.  Technically, she's my
oldest, but what the heck.  She often brings me books and insists that I
read them so we can talk about them.  Her favorite DWJ to date is

My REAL baby is turning six on Friday.  I'm feeling old and I'm only 34.

Melissa Proffitt

On Thu, 22 Jun 2006 10:50:07 +1000, Judith Ridge wrote:

>How old is your "baby", Melissa? (I'm still the baby and I'm 42...) (and oh
>how I hate seeing that in cold hard typeface.)
>What a lovely moment. I have just been chatting to a colleague about Louise
>Fitzhugh and Ruth Manning-Sanders, two writers who have nothing in common
>except for my passionate devotion to their books as a child. (I'd have been
>passionately devoted to DWJ as a child too, except that I didn't read her
>until I was 28 or so.)
>On 22/6/06 10:44 AM, "Melissa Proffitt" <Melissa at Proffitt.com> wrote:
>> My baby is reading _Fire and Hemlock_ for the first time.  She came upstairs
>> and screamed "I HATE IVY!" and has been saying how glad she is to have a mom
>> like me.  :)  She also now understands why I'm so strict about hair brushing
>> and the elimination of rats' nests....
>> Melissa Proffitt
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