The Moment I Got The First Letter: Prior to the publication of the first two books in The Sisters 8 series, I received a letter from an independent bookseller in North Carolina who’d read a combined advance copy. She loved what she read and couldn’t wait to sell the books in her store. Soon, the books were published. And soon after that, more letters started coming. In the nearly five years since, I’ve received letters almost every single day – mostly from kids, but also from parents, grandparents, teachers, and librarians – saying how much they love the series I created with my family. Thirty books into my publishing career, no experience has been more gratifying than actually creating The Sisters 8 with my family and then seeing, daily, what the books have meant to readers.