August 21, 2015

Book Week Fun: School visits, new books and character parades (and a really great competition too!)

Book Week is certainly one of my favourite times of year! This year is the 70th annual CBCA Book Week and the theme is Books light up your World.Β Aside from the fact that books have been lighting up my world since I was a young child, now, as an adult, I am living my dream, writing stories that children seem to enjoy reading. I also love being inspired by life stories or transported by my imagination to faraway places and times, whilst sitting in my home, reading a good book.

Being a children’s author is such a privilege, especially at this time of year, when we authors have the opportunity to meet so many children and rejoice in our love of books and reading. As a young child, I could never have imagined meeting an author- and now, something that I love most about being an author is meeting the wonderful children who inspire me to write.

From 22 August to 29 August, schools all around Australia will be holding book parades and book fairs to celebrate children’s literature (although I think many celebrate before and after that time). Book Week really needs to be renamed Book Month!

I’m certainly looking forward to celebrating next week with students from Roseville Public School, Kings Langley Public School, Rydalmere East Public School and Pymble Ladies College. This past week I’ve visited St Andrew’s Cathedral School, Vardy’s Road Public School, Cobbitty Public School and St John the Evangelist in Campbelltown. The enthusiasm and love for books and stories has been inspiring!

In the August Newsletter, we are running a great competition! All you need to do is dress up as your favourite Alice-Miranda or Clementine Rose character (anyone from the books and there are hundreds of characters!), take a photo, subscribe to my Newsletter and send in the photo for a chance to win some of the latest Alice-Miranda or Clementine Rose releases. Each month you’ll get a newsletter sent to your inbox with loads of news and activities and there’s always a competition too! Winners can only be chosen from people who have subscribed to the Newsletter.

Happy Book Week to everyone and if I don’t see you this week, keep an eye on the events page of my website, as I have loads of School and bookstore appearances planned before I fly to the United Kingdom in late September.

Oh and the countdown is on – only 10- more days until the release of Alice-Miranda In the Alps!! I can’t wait and will be appearing at Castle Hill, St Ives, The Children’s Bookshop Beecroft and at the fabulous Children’s Book Council Big Book Day Out. Check the events page for full details.

AM in the Alps Hi Res

 

Have a great weekend.

Jacqueline Harvey, Alice-Miranda and Clementine Rose xx

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Comments

Giorgia Zambito

 

The truth is that my 10 y.o. daughter started reading your books at school with Clementine Rose and ended up winning the state medal for reading every year with Alice Miranda and dresses up like her for book week too!! Now she’s getting over her comprehension problems and only looks forward to meeting you asap for her book to be signed!!! πŸ™‚ xx

August 21, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey

     

    Hi Giorgia

    Thank you! It’s so flattering to hear that your daughter is enjoying the stories. If you managed to get a photo of your daughter dressed up as Alice-Miranda, please subscribe to the Newsletter and enter the August competition. She could have the chance to win some of the latest Alice-Miranda releases, including Alice-Miranda in the Alps, which will be released in 3 days!

    Check out the website https://jacquelineharvey.com.au/upcoming-events/ as I have a few book store visits before I go to the UK, Hong Kong and China in late September. If you could manage to bring her along, I would be delighted to sign some books.

    Best wishes
    Jacqueline

    August 27, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    Sharna

     

    Hi I Am Read A ALICE-MIRANDA In The ALPA

    August 28, 2015 at 7:05 am

      Jacqueline Harvey

       

      Hi Sharna,

      I hope you are enjoying it – I’d love to know what you think when you’re done.

      Best wishes,
      Jacqueline x

      August 29, 2015 at 10:26 am

    Leah

     

    Hi, I am your biggest fan I love your Alice- Miranda series I am up to Alice-Miranda takes the lead and I can not wait till the twins are born, did anything inspire you to do the twins. I know many people at Berwick/Casey, Melbourne, who you are there hero.

    Love your #1 fan Leah Membrey

    P.S for my 11th birthday party a.k.a next year my theme is Alice-Miranda

    September 6, 2015 at 3:11 am

      Jacqueline Harvey

       

      Hi Leah,

      Thanks for your lovely message. I am thrilled that you’re enjoying the books. Did you know that there are Alice-Miranda birthday invitations on the website? And you can submit your party pics and a report and they will go on the blog! I can’t wait to hear all about your party.

      Best wishes,
      Jacqueline

      September 7, 2015 at 7:01 pm

saboor

 

i had so much fun this year in book week
and your the best author ever
signed saboor
PS i can’t wait until am in the alps comes out too

August 21, 2015 at 6:20 pm

Imogen

 

hi i am a huge fan and i am very happy that your book alice miranda in the alps has come out i am going to dress up as alice miranda at school for book week I
LOVE YOUR BOOKS! LOVE IMOGEN!

August 22, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey

     

    Hi Imogen,

    I hope you had a great time dressing up and that you can get to read Alice-Miranda in the Alps soon. Thanks for your very kind words.

    Jacqueline

    September 1, 2015 at 8:13 pm

Georgie

 

Hi Jacqueline,

I am really excited for Alice-Miranda in the Alps. I clicked the link for your interview and I tried to watch your interview but it said stream error. I really want to watch it but I can’t. Do you know why it’s not working? Thank you. Love from your #1 Alice-Miranda fan, Georgie Mallyon.

August 23, 2015 at 4:43 am

grace

 

Hi Jacqueline,

I just wanted to say thank you SO MUCH for picking me in the birthday party wish and that Alice Miranda In The Alps is AWSOME!

i don’t want to spoil it but i just love that twist how they are spies in the end!

I dressed up as Alice Miranda In The Alps for book week but did not take a photo!

Thanks for everything,

Grace πŸ™‚

August 23, 2015 at 6:26 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey

     

    Hi Grace,

    I’m so thrilled that you’ve enjoyed it. I quite liked that ending too πŸ™‚

    I’ve just finished the draft for Alice-Miranda to the Rescue – I think it has a suprise ending too.

    Best wishes,
    Jacqueline

    September 1, 2015 at 8:02 pm

Denae

 

Hi Mrs Harvey!
I can’t wait to read Alice-Miranda in the alps. Does A.M/her friends do snow-boarding in the book? Because in the past couple of Saturdays I have been learning how to snow-board.

The front cover is utterly gorgeous! I love the way Anne Yi draws her clothes. (Especially in Alice Miranda at camp.)

Did you go to the alps in Switzerland when writing some of the book??
Lots of admiration,
from Denae Vanderplas. xxx

August 24, 2015 at 7:23 am

    arielle

     

    i can not believe it i have been waiting forever since i had finished my collection of the Alice-Miranda books .in my Alice-Miranda 2015 diary it said it will come out on 1st of august so i hope that was wrong
    love from a brilliant reader your sincerely ARIELLE HAYLEY JADE EADES

    August 26, 2015 at 6:08 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey

     

    Hi Denae,

    Alice-Miranda skis in the book but Millie and Lucas try snowboarding. I love Anne’s drawings too – she’s very clever. Yes I did go to Switzerland to do the research for the book and I actually went on exactly the same trip as Alice-Miranda (well almost – I didn’t fly on a private jet and I didn’t see the White Racing on the lake but my husband has been to that before). It was lots of fun going there last December.

    Hope you enjoy it when you get to read it.

    Best wishes,
    Jacqueline

    September 1, 2015 at 8:04 pm

Meika

 

hi ms harvey i love your alice-miranda and clemintine-rose series i dressed up as as alice miranda at sea this year for the book parade at school I hope your books will light up lots of kids words this year. can’t wait for for tip alice- miranda goes to the alps

– Meika

P.S i am up to alice-miranda at the plaice and I’ve only read the first clementine-rose book but it is amazing.

August 26, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey

     

    Hi Meika,

    I’m so glad that you’re enjoying the books. I hope you have a picture of your dress up outfit and sign up to the newsletter and enter it in this month’s competition for Book Week – there are loads of great prizes to be won. Alice-Miranda in the Alps is out in 5 days!

    Hope you continue reading Clemmie too.

    Best wishes,
    Jacqueline

    August 27, 2015 at 9:23 am

Gen

 

Hi Jacqueline!
Congrats on your tenth book! WOW! I’m really looking forward to reading it and so are all of my other friends! I have been reading the Alice-Miranda series for a long time now and you and your fabulous books have inspired me to start writing novels! Keep up the amazing work, from Gen

August 27, 2015 at 7:58 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey

     

    Thanks Gen – you are very sweet and I’m glad that you’re writing too. Keep it up! You never know where it might take you.

    Best wishes,
    Jacqueline

    September 1, 2015 at 8:05 pm

Callie

 

Hi Jaqueline!

I got Alice-Miranda In The Alps just yesterday!!!
I can not wait to read it!!!
I can sense it’s as good as it looks!!!

Best Wishes
Callie xx

P.S I dressed up as Miss. Hepzibah for book week, and it went REALLY well. I told my friends to call me Hepzi for short πŸ™‚
P.P.S I ALMOST GOT THE FIRST PACK OF CLEMENTINE-ROSE BUT WE COULDN’T AND MY DAD SAID ‘It’s either Alice-Miranda In The Alps, or the first six pack of Clementine-Rose’, but mum told me next time we come we can get the Clementine-Rose book so I got Alice-Miranda In The Alps. I have got the 7th and the 8th book of Clementine-Rose (Clementine-Rose And The Famous Friend)(Clementine-Rose And The Ballet Break In)
P.P.P.S I saw one of your posters that you signed at my school library, the Alice-Miranda In The Alps One??? Well It was the same one you gave me and it’s just next to my bed on the wall πŸ™‚

Thanks for your time Jacqueline!!!

August 29, 2015 at 9:26 am

    Callie

     

    Oh and by the way I got the Alice-Miranda In The Alps One At Target, and I also found the Clemetine-Rose six pack there as well πŸ™‚

    August 29, 2015 at 9:29 am

    Jacqueline Harvey

     

    Hi Callie,

    I can’t wait to hear what you think of the book. Have you got a picture of you dressed up? I’d love to have you enter the newsletter competition on the website to win a lots of great prizes! Thanks for letting me know that the books are already out there in the world. I’m doing a signing tomorrow at midday at Dymocks at Castle Towers in Sydney. Your parents are very generous letting you get so many books.

    Enjoy your reading and have a great weekend.

    Best wishes,
    Jacqueline x

    August 29, 2015 at 10:26 am

Ivana

 

Hi Jacqueline,
I am so excited for Alice Miranda at the Alps to come out. I have been waiting for ages and I am getting it as soon as it comes out!

From,
Ivana Donnan
Your #1 fan

August 29, 2015 at 10:41 am

Ivana

 

Hi (again)
I also just saw you a couple of hours ago on ABC 3!

August 29, 2015 at 12:13 pm

Clare

 

Hi Jacqueline,

I am so pumped that Alice-Miranda in the Alps is being released! I’m a couple of books behind having just started Alice-Miranda shows the Way, but I can’t wait until I get my hands on it!

P.S Your books are the BEST!

From Clare.

August 29, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey

     

    Hi Clare,

    You are very kind! Thanks for the lovely message and I hope that you get to read the new book soon. I am pumped that it’s out today!

    Best wishes,
    Jacqueline

    September 1, 2015 at 7:53 pm

Hayley

 

Hi my names hayley I’m 10 I love your books I have number one-eleven except number nine Alice Miranda is such an inspiring character to me. I love your writing technics #1 fan.

August 29, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey

     

    Thanks for your kind words Hayley – I love to get feedback from the readers. I hope you get to read Alice-Miranda in the Alps which is out today!

    Best wishes,
    Jacqueline

    September 1, 2015 at 7:52 pm

Erin Donnelly

 

Hi Jacqueline

I was so excited when I heard Alice-Miranda in the Alps was out and for sale at our school Book Fair. It sold out so I had to get one ordered for me!! I can’t wait until I get it. In the mean time, my mum bought me Alice-Miranda at the Palace and I am really enjoying reading it.

I dressed up as Alice-Miranda for Book Week and everyone said I looked like her!

I met you at one of your book signings recently and look forward to meeting you again soon.

From Your #1 Fan,
Erin x

P.S. I saw you on ABC3 too!

August 30, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey

     

    Hi Erin,

    How exciting that the book was at the book fair but disappointing that they sold out! I hope you get it soon. I’m thrilled that you’re enjoying Alice-Miranda at the Palace – I’d love to know what it is that you like about the story. Did you send me a picture of you dressed up for Book Week? I’ve had a competition on the newsletter for dress ups this month and am about to decide the winners very soon.

    I hope to see you again soon too – I’m out and about in Sydney a bit over the next few weeks so if you live close to any events perhaps I will see you.

    Best wishes,
    Jacqueline

    September 1, 2015 at 7:49 pm

Samantha

 

Hi Jacqueline
In my school we had a writing competition for book week and I won. The winner got to choose a book from the book fair and I chose Alice Miranda in the alps, I can’t believe I got it a week early, and it was amazing
Never stop writing
Samantha

August 31, 2015 at 11:22 am

Anastasia Montgomery

 

Hey Jacqueline,
I absolutely your Alice – Miranda books!
I have read nearly every single one, I still have to get Alice – Miranda In Paris and Alice – Miranda At Camp. Also I obviously have to get Alice – Miranda In The Alps, which I can’t wait for it to come out!
Your books are the BEST BOOKS EVER!

Love your biggest, #1 Fan,
Anastasia Montgomery
P.S I hope you have a great time continuing The NEW Alice – Miranda book you are going to write about: Alice – Miranda To a The Rescue!

August 31, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    Anastasia Montgomery

     

    Hi (again)
    I meant I absolutely love your books.

    Love Anastasia Montgomery

    August 31, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey

     

    Hi Anastasia,

    I finished the draft of Alice-Miranda to the Rescue last night! It’s way too long so my editor is going to have to help me prune it back but it’s lots of fun and there are some very funny characters and dogs too. Thanks for your kind words about the books – I hope you get to read all of them.

    Best wishes,
    Jacqueline

    August 31, 2015 at 5:55 pm

saboor

 

1 day until am in the alps is out
can’t wait
ta
saboor

August 31, 2015 at 4:46 pm

saboor

 

were you on ABC3????????

August 31, 2015 at 4:47 pm

Rachael

 

1 day to go!!!

August 31, 2015 at 5:11 pm

Hayley

 

Hope I am able to get book 1 day to go

August 31, 2015 at 5:47 pm

Paige

 

Dear Jacqueline
I think you are one of the best writers ever and I can not wait for Alice Miranda in the alps to come out!
I was wondering if you were planning to come out to Wagga Wagga soon?
Thank you
Paige

August 31, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey

     

    Hi Paige,

    Alice-Miranda in the Alps is out today! I’m so excited that you can read it now. I’d love to come to Wagga and will talk to my publicist about trying to get there next year. Thanks for your kind words – hope you get to read the book soon.

    Best wishes,
    Jacqueline

    PS Can I ask what it is that you like about the stories? I love to know what it is that makes children like you enjoy the books.

    September 1, 2015 at 7:46 pm

      Paige

       

      Dear Jacqueline i love the books so much because there is so much mystery in so many different places. my favourite books in the series are alice miranda on holiday and alice miranda in new york. from paige

      September 3, 2015 at 9:02 am

Timna

 

Hi Jacqueline!

I love your books!! They light up my world so brightly that I can’t see! I’m hopefully going to get Alice-Miranda in the Alps this week. I can’t wait to read it. I wish you all the best in finishing Alice-Miranda to the Rescue and Alice-Miranda 14.

As for Clementine Rose, I got Clementine Rose and the Birthday Emergency at your Melbourne High Tea and finished it that day! I love the way you plotted the story and how you set up all the twists.

Love your #1 fan,
Timna

PS: I entered the Write4Fun writing competition this year. The results are coming out this Sunday. The last competition I entered, I got my work published in a book!

September 1, 2015 at 4:25 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey

     

    Hi Timna,

    Lovely to hear from you. I hope you get to read the new book soon too. I’ve finished the draft for Alice-Miranda to the Rescue and I’ve just started (today) working on a new Clementine Rose adventure. It’s called Clementine Rose and the Special Promise and I think it’s going to be lots of fun.

    All the best with the writing competition – let me know how you go.

    Thanks for being such a gorgeous girl – you are very kind.
    Jacqueline xx

    September 1, 2015 at 7:58 pm

saboor

 

today’s the day am in the alps is out
signed saboor
P.S.i think its going to be a winner
P.P.S. pinch and a punch first day of the month

September 1, 2015 at 5:01 pm

Mila

 

Hi Jacqueline,

After school I went straight to my nearest bookstore to find AM in the alps, but they didn’t have it so I went to another book store and another and too many too count, and they sadly didn’t have AM in the alps! So I’m ordering it instead πŸ™‚ I am so excited! Happy release! Can’t wait!

Can’t wait for AM to the rescue! (I think that’s going to be the Am adventure)

September 1, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey

     

    Hi Mila,

    I’m so sorry the bookshop didn’t have it yet – but please order it and I hope it arrives really fast!

    I finished writing Alice-Miranda to the Rescue on Sunday night!

    Best wishes,
    Jacqueline

    September 1, 2015 at 7:56 pm

Lyla

 

Hi Jacqueline,
It is nice to talk to you again. I am really exited for Alice Miranda in the Alps. It is my birthday on the 17 of Sep, so I think mum will buy it for me. Guess what. I moved to Ballarat. I really want to dress up as Alice Miranda for book week, but I don’t know where I am going to get a sparkly purple dress with a pink ribbon, a tiara or a silver handbag!! I can probably go to Kmart for the silver flats. Can you guess which Alice Miranda I want to go as? I really like talking to you, so please do reply.
From Lyla

September 2, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey

     

    Hi Lyla,

    Love to hear from you. I hope you get Alice-Miranda in the Alps too! That’s exciting about moving to Ballarat. Are you enjoying your new school? Your ideas for Alice-Miranda’s costume sound a bit like the Palace I think! It soudns great.

    Have a fantastic time at your Book Week celebrations and Happy Birthday for the 17th!

    Best wishes,
    Jacqueline

    September 2, 2015 at 7:35 pm

      Lyla

       

      Hi Jacqueline,
      Good job on the guessing. I do want to go as the Alice Miranda in the Palace!! I really am enjoying my new school. I’ve made so much new friends!! Are you still having your high tea’s? Thanks so much for replying and I hope to talk to you again soon. Bye!
      From Lyla

      September 3, 2015 at 6:46 pm

saboor

 

our school is having a book fair and am at the palace and 2 clementine books are there
for book week we had to write our favourite series and i wrote Alice-Miranda
whats book 14 going to `be about
sorry if i ask soo much questions

September 2, 2015 at 4:50 pm

Hayley

 

Hi Jacqueline
My school has our book week really late and I will be dressing up as Alice Miranda at camp

September 2, 2015 at 8:47 pm

Hayley

 

Hi Jacqueline
My school has our book week really late and I will be dressing up as Alice Miranda at camp

September 2, 2015 at 8:47 pm

Sophie

 

I am dressing up tomorrow as Alice-Miranda for my school’s Book Week. I can’t wait.
From Sophie

September 3, 2015 at 8:11 am

Zoe

 

Hello Jacqueline,

I love your books so much…never stop writing and I hope that you will come to Wagga Wagga some day!
I would love to be a writer like you!

September 3, 2015 at 8:54 am

saboor

 

hi
whens the newsletter coming out
whats book 14 going to be about

September 3, 2015 at 5:31 pm

saboor

 

hi
whens the newsletter coming out for september
whats book 14 going to be about

September 3, 2015 at 5:32 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey

     

    Hi Saboor,

    The newsletter will hopefully be out this evening. I’ve had a hectic week of writing and school events and my husband is the one who helps me put it all together so he’s doing that now. AM 14 – I’m not 100% sure but I suspect that it will be set in China and Hong Kong. But watch this space for announcements in a little while.

    Have a lovely weekend.

    Best wishes,
    Jacqueline

    September 5, 2015 at 9:41 am

kadie

 

your so awesome and the best writer ever from kadie I hope you can come to wagga

September 4, 2015 at 8:53 am

    Jacqueline Harvey

     

    Thanks Kadie – you are very kind. I would love to come to Wagga and will see what I can do in 2016.

    Best wishes,
    Jacqueline

    September 5, 2015 at 9:37 am

Micaela

 

Hi Jacqueline,
I finished reading Alice Miranda in the alps and it is AMAZING you are such a talented writer and I love your books I can’t wait till your next one comes out even though you only released one 5 days ago, they are just so awesome!

Ps. Alice Miranda in the alps is my favourite because,y family and I love skiing so it was awesome reading a book about it. Also I loved it even more because one of the ski instructors in Zermatt was called Michaela

Best wishes
Micaela xx

September 5, 2015 at 9:30 am

    Jacqueline Harvey

     

    Hi Micaela,

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback on the book. I’m thrilled that you enjoyed it. It was fun to write and being a skier myself it was great to imagine the adventures Alice-Miranda and her friends would have. I’ve just finished the draft for Alice-Miranda to the Rescue which is all about dogs and dog rescues and a dog show (dog shows are hilarious). That will be out in February.

    Have a lovely weekend.

    Best wishes,
    Jacqueline

    September 5, 2015 at 9:39 am

      Micaela

       

      Hi Jacqueline,
      I can’t wait until Alice Miranda to the rescue comes out I love dogs myself and my dog is hilarious sometimes even though he would never be able to enter a dog show he is much too disobedient. I’m super excited about no. 13 and can’t wait for it to be released

      Keep up the outstanding books
      Micaela

      September 5, 2015 at 11:20 am

saboor

 

i saw Alice-Miranda to the rescues cover
and clementine rose and the special promises cover
your illustrator is so talented
i can’t believe there’s a dog show
i wonder the adventures Alice-Miranda has with her friend who visits

September 5, 2015 at 3:41 pm

Zoe

 

Hi, I love ALL your Alice Miranda and Clementine Rose books…yes I’ve read ALL of them and when Alice Miranda In The Alps cam out in my local bookstore, I was jumping about the whole store! I have read 3 chapters already!
I am hoping that one day you’ll come to Wagga Wagga!

I love your books and PLEASE never stop writing, becuase you are amazing!
My friend, Vienna and I would love you to send us an autograph!

Our school address is:
140 Edward St
Wagga Wagga
NSW 2650

September 7, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey

     

    Hi Zoe,

    That’s great your local bookstore had the new book already and that you’ve read 3 chapters! I would love to come to Wagga next year and am asking my publicist to see if we can make it happen. I will see what I can do about an autograph πŸ™‚

    Best wishes,
    Jacqueline

    September 7, 2015 at 7:02 pm

jenny

 

hi
i started reading your books and i LOVED it

September 23, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey

     

    Hi Jenny,

    I’m so pleased that you’ve loved it. That’s great news! Hope you get to enjoy many more πŸ™‚

    Best wishes,
    Jacqueline

    September 23, 2015 at 8:34 pm

Maya Kalodikis

 

Hi Ms Harvey,
Sorry to bother you but i was wondering about a few things. Q1. When is the next book coming out ( the one after A.M in the Alps)? Q2. In A.M in the Alps Millie says that she will keep Lucas’s secret after he called Jacinta his Angel. Does that mean that Lucas officially likes Cinta, or is it just in my dreams? Q3. Apparently It is Jacinta’s birthday in the next one, am i incorrect? Q4. Also, i read a blog on the web sight about how you might do a school dance, is that true? Q5. Does Caprice like Lucas? Because in A.M at the palace when they were locked in the tower Lucas tells Caprice to be quiet and she gets offended. But when anyone else says anything she doesn’t care. If Caprice does like Lucas and so does Jacinta then they could get into a huge cat fight! That would be so amazing! O.S in case you didn’t notice i am a huge Lucinta fan.
Thank you for reading this,it is very long (sorry about that, i’m kinda obsessed and am on the alice miranda wed sight every day to check for updates ) I’ll leave the writing to you.

Many thanks for writing the series and making my whole life better.
Maya

September 28, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey

     

    Hi Maya,

    The next book is called Alice-Miranda to the Rescue and it will be out in February 2016. Jacinta and Lucas are definitely getting much closer and I think although they’re not officially boyfriend and girlfriend, they are sweet on one another. I think Sloane liked Lucas to begin with but she’s realised he’s off limits although your idea is interesting. I’ll have to go back and see what I wrote about the school dance – that’s a great idea though and I can see the two schools getting together for something like that. I’m glad you’re a huge Lucinda fan (especially because she has grown and changed so much from being the school’s second best tantrum thrower into a lovely young girl!!).

    Best wishes and thanks for your kind words – I’m glad that you’re enjoying the stories.

    Jacqueline

    October 8, 2015 at 12:21 am

      Maya Kalodikis

       

      YAY, i can’t wait until February! Me and one of my Best friends Olivia are huge fans and have come up with a plot of our own to make fan fiction from it. It’s based in Hawaii and Addison Goldsworthy’s company want to steal Mrs Oliver’s Language Pills! Caprice is there as-well as her mother is filming a tropical ‘Sweet things’. Cecelia, Hugh and Mrs Oliver get set up to look as though they are stealing and get sent to jail. All alone in their special huts on the beech the kids are in danger as Jacinta doesn’t know that Mrs Oliver’s pills are in her jacket pocket! Jezza and Nigel break out of jail and want revenge. There is a strange fisherman who seems to be following them. It should be very interesting. A hint of romance of coarse, and someone even asks out Lucas only to get rejected ( Its not Jacinta ).

      October 8, 2015 at 5:27 pm

        Maya Kalodikis

         

        P.S the Fan fiction is set when Jacinta is around 16.

        October 8, 2015 at 5:56 pm

        Jacqueline Harvey

         

        Hi Maya,

        I love love love your idea! It’s fantastic. I think you should definitely write the story. I’m intrigued about who Lucas rejects too. I wonder if I should think about writing the books until the girls are well into their teens πŸ™‚

        Best wishes,
        Jacqueline

        October 9, 2015 at 4:50 am

          Maya Kalodikis

           

          Oh! That would be a complete dream come true! I think all of your fans would absolutely love that! I can’t imagine the books ever stopping. I think I’ll still be old, sitting in my rocking chair (or whatever they sit in then ) and reading and re-reading all the Alice-Miranda books. I’m actually in year seven now so that would be quite a time away. The series seems to have everything in it.

          October 9, 2015 at 8:47 am

Maya Kalodikis

 

It’s actually my birthday on the 15th of October and i’m turning thirteen. I’ve been thinking about the books and i’ve made sort of plan of when everything is happening starting with the first book in the first term, and then holidays, then term 2, then holidays, then term 3 mid term holiday to new york, then term 3 carnival, then term 4 paris trip ( unless i’m wrong, there would be a very busy second semester) , then term 4 school expansion plans, then Japanese holidays, then then back to school with a camp trip in term 1, then off to the palace during the holidays, then skip a book in term 2 ( because at the start of alice-mirandain the alps millie mentions that they had another term with caprice bragging about filming sweet things ), Half yearly holidays in the alps, then start term 3 off back at school for alice-miranda to the rescue. Which, if i am not mistaken, should be early october (around my birthday). I’ve heard a bit of information that might be a rumour, but i’m not sure. The rumour is that in Alice-Miranda to the rescue it is Jacinta’s thirteenth birthday, which would be around mine. If it’s true, and i’m not sure if it is. OH, actually i just realised that my calculations are probably wrong because at the beginning of Alice-Miranda in the Palace the end of year citizenship awards are given out which means it would be summer holidays then. But in Alice-Miranda in Japan at the begging cecelia says that they would go to the palace at the half year break, instead of the summer break because queen Georgiana was busy. Which means that my original theory would still be wrong because i thought they went to the Alps in the Half year break. Hmm. Now i’m confused. I have completely wasted a whole post with blabbering.

October 9, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    Holly

     

    Dear Maya Kalodikis,
    Your fanfiction sounds really amazing! I love fanfiction almost as much as the books (but not quite). I am in Year 6 and am interested in reading your fanfiction. Please could you reply to my reply and add the website thing?
    Thank you! From Holly

    June 12, 2017 at 2:28 pm

Maya Kalodikis

 

It’s better not to think about these things.

October 9, 2015 at 4:35 pm

Imogen

 

Hi, Miss Harvey!
I love, love your books! My favourite is probably Alice-Miranda At The Palace! That’s because one of th twins has the same name as me! Could tell me where you got the idea for this name from? I also love Alice-Miranda in the alps because I love skiing!
Please reply and answer my questions! I will try to talk again if i have more questions!
From Imogen, a very big fan!

November 2, 2015 at 7:02 pm

    Imogen

     

    P.S I read what Maya posted and think that you should keep writing the books as long as possible! It would make many dpfans happy! I also think Jacinta and Lucas should become a thing! Because Lucas isn’t getting embarrassed anymore and Jacinta (I think) likes him more! Ok that’s it! Haha!

    November 2, 2015 at 7:10 pm

      Jacqueline Harvey

       

      I love Lucas and Jacinta – I’m definitely getting the feeling that the readers want them to be a couple πŸ™‚

      November 12, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey

     

    Hi Imogen,

    I have always loved the name Imogen. I’ve taught a few girls called Imogen and they have always been lovely. It was always on the top of my list if I’d ever had a baby girl – sadly that never happened but I thought I could name Charlotte’s little girl Imogen. So that’s it πŸ™‚

    Best wishes,
    Jacqueline

    November 12, 2015 at 5:28 pm

Imogen

 

I also can’t wait until the new book comes out!

November 2, 2015 at 8:01 pm

Max

 

Hi Jacqueline I love your books on the 8/12/15 I went to the random house from Max age 7

December 9, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey

     

    Thanks Max – did you visit the office where the books get edited and all of the people who help make it happen work? It’s a great place to go.

    Best wishes,
    Jacqueline

    December 13, 2015 at 4:01 pm

Harriet

 

hi
the Alice Miranda in alps looks good I have no read it yet but my sister has and tells me it is really good
i would love to hear from you i am a great fan of your books. love Harriet

March 3, 2016 at 4:30 pm

Harriet

 

hello0 when will you update this blog
from harriet

March 21, 2016 at 8:01 pm

Sophie

 

Hi Jacqueline Harvey, I am doing Alice-Miranda in the palace for book week this year, I’m so excited.I love your book btw, it’s so good!
Thanks-Sophie

June 29, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    Jacqueline Harvey

     

    Hi Sophie,

    I will run a competition on the website through the newsletter again for the best dress ups for Book Week so make sure that you enter!

    Best wishes,
    Jacqueline

    July 2, 2017 at 1:55 pm

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