[DWJ] Hi everyone!

Emma Comerford emmaco at tpg.com.au
Fri May 5 05:52:24 EDT 2006

PS: forgot to say welcome to all the new people!

At 07:47 PM 5/05/2006, you wrote:
>At 04:54 AM 5/05/2006, shawyer at mail.utexas.edu wrote:
>>Quoting Elizabeth Bouma-Holtrop <elizabeth at bouma-holtrop.com>:
>> >
>> >
>>For some reason, I love hearing "how I discovered" (new author, new 
>>genre, new
>>place, new obsession) stories. I think I like to think of all the webs,
>>networks, and six-degrees-of-separations that thread all around the world.
>>My DWJ discovery story is:
>>I had a foster sister who had a grandfather in England who used to send her
>>British books and children's magazines. They all seemed so wonderfully 
>>and exotic, appearing magically in the post every now and then, smelling 
>>of far
>>away shores. . . and that's how I met DWJ, through THE OGRE DOWNSTAIRS, 
>>sent to
>>my sister from the mysterious and surely wondrous town of Cambridge.
>I think I have the most boring discovery story, as I just sumbled across 
>DWJ in the library when I was about 12. I can't even pin down which DWJ I 
>read first! IIt was either Lives of Christopher Chant or Tale of Time 
>City. I didn't actually realise until a few years later that they were by 
>the same author - I think I thought one was a Mahy. The local library had 
>a great collection of DWJ for a long time, until I discovered one day that 
>they had all disappeared in one of those "get rid of the old books" 
>campaigns. This was the first of many traumatic missing book events that 
>led me to find and hoard my own copies of favourite books :)
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