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Sat, April 14, 2018 12:35  

πšƒπš‘πšŠπš—πš” you sparky for being a brave dog .

Hi Julie!

Thanks for the kind words about Sparky. Yes, she was a brave dog, especially when she was sick near the end of her life. But she lived such a wonderful life, with so many fans and friends across the country from her books and school visits. And even though we have a new dog named Dexter, I still miss my Sparky!

All the best,

Cristina rivera 
Tue, March 13, 2018 11:30  

How was it
like losing sparky

Hi Cristina,

It's never easy when you lose a pet that you love. And Sparky wasn't just a pet, she was probably my best friend. We had so many great adventures together, especially all those road trips to visit schools in Miami, New Orleans, upstate New York and all over Connecticut. But it wasn't unexpected. Sparky had been sort of sick for about the last year of her life, but the cancer really got bad in her final month. That was tough, seeing Sparky so sad. Sparky was a big tail-wagger, but I can remember that on her final day, she couldn't even wag her tail when she saw me. Yes, I shed a few tears when Sparky passed away, but it was comforting to know that she lived such a wonderful life, with so many friends. So, whenever I think of Sparky now (and I think of her just about every day even though we have a new dog, Dexter), I just smile, thinking about all the good times Sparky and I had together.

Thanks for the great question!

Read school 
Mon, March 5, 2018 05:20  

Hi Rick my name hellen can you make me a character in 1 of your book well.... at least try because I know that you get a lot of messages of kids asking to be in your books bit it's ok if you can't but plz try plz means please if you didn't know πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒand if you do please put the names Natalie Victoria Angie and Valentina thanks

Hi Helen from Read School!

Well, when I do get around to writing another book (maybe this one will be about my new dog Dexter), I'll definitely try to fit your name in it, along with all of your friends. I'm still trying to come up with a story idea for Dexter. He's been with us for only about a year, and we had Sparky for about three years before I started writing about her. Hopefully, it won't take me as long with Dexter! And I'd love to come visit your school again, too!

Hope you like all the snow!

Thu, February 15, 2018 11:10  

i love your books

Hi Martin!

Thanks for your kind words about Sparky. Yes, it is very sad that she passed away, but she lived a wonderful life. I always try to think of all the good times I had with Sparky, and that always brings a smile to my face. She was a good dog and a great friend.

And I'm so happy that you like Sparky's books! That's great! We have a new dog now, Dexter (there's a picture of Dexter in the Gallery section of Sparky's Web site, in the Sparky's Friends section). I'd like to write a story about Dexter sometime. Maybe Sparky will be in it, too!

Have a fun weekend!

Thu, February 15, 2018 11:04  

I heard what happend to sparky thats a shame.  
Tue, January 30, 2018 08:53  

You should read the book series dork diaries and yes I read diaries of a wimpy kid
I really like itπŸ™‚πŸ˜˜πŸ˜πŸ€ͺπŸ˜œπŸ˜πŸ˜›πŸ˜‹

Hi Treasure!

Great to hear from you! Sorry I took a couple of days to get back to you. And I'm so happy that you such a good reader. That's great!! I'll have to check out those "Dork Diaries." What a funny name!

And I'd love to bring Dexter to your school the next time that I visit. If your principal (or your teacher!) invites me back I'll ask them if I can bring Dexter along. I'm sure he'd love to meet you and all of your friends!

Hope to see you soon!

Mon, January 29, 2018 06:43  

Can you bring Dexter one day to our school?  
Wed, December 13, 2017 07:01  

Grade 4 211 
Treasure and Angelinna 
Wed, December 13, 2017 06:58  

Can we make a book about Dexter?

Hi Treasure and Angelinna!

Yes, you can!! I'm sure you both have great imaginations and would write a great story about Dexter. I hope to start writing about Dexter soon. I've been thinking that he might be in a band, Dexter and the Dexterettes. Don't know yet.

And I checked back in Sparky's messages, and I guess you both go to Park City Magnet. I hope to come back and visit sometime in the new year. And I sure do hope to bring Dexter!!

Wed, December 13, 2017 05:58  

I made the first Dexter book