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  • 18th January 2015 at 6:07 pm
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    Hi again,
    Thanks for replying 🙂 I think your books would be really great as films! I undersatnd why writing happier, fun books is appealing – seeing as life can be so sad and depressing itself. You are right about being a teen, it’s such a transformational and confusing point in life where you want to learn and rebel all at once! (And you show that in your books which is what i love). I’m looking forward to reading your new book 🙂 Jo xxx

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  • 18th January 2015 at 10:28 am
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    Also would you ever want to make your books into films?!
    Jo xx

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    • 7th September 2015 at 8:48 am
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      Of course! xxx

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  • 18th January 2015 at 10:23 am
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    Hi Sophia, firstly I want to say that I really love your books! The Threads series and The look are fabulous books – I love how they are funny and light-hearted but also have deeper themes. I am 17 now and was wondering if you would ever write books for older teenagers, with even deeper themes and dilemas? Jo xx

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    • 18th January 2015 at 3:46 pm
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      Hi Jo. I’m so glad you’ve enjoyed the books, and you ask a fascinating question. Actually, 2! One’s easy to answer – OF COURSE I’d love to see my books made into films! Especially Threads and The Castle, which I really saw as movies in my head while I was writing them. The question about writing for older teenagers is harder. I’m always thinking about deep themes and dilemmas, but because of this actually I enjoy writing more lighthearted books. Otherwise, I just risk getting depressed! Also, I love writing for young teens, as they’re at the stage in their lives when they’re making so many big decisions about who they want to be and what kind of world they want to live in. It’s a hopeful, scary time and I like to be a part of that with my writing. So I’ll stick with it for now, but see where it takes me. (Having said that, the protagonist of the book I’m writing now is your age, and she’s dealing with some older teenage dilemmas, so maybe this could be one for you to look at after all … ) sophia xxx

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  • 15th January 2015 at 8:06 pm
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    Hi Iqra. I’m so glad you like the homepage! Interestingly, the German cover was the most successful, in terms of sales, so lots of people obviously agreed with you. ‘Project C’ is ‘Threads’ too – in Polish! sophia xxx

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  • 13th January 2015 at 1:08 pm
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    Hi Sophia!
    The books on your homepage look just so gorgeous (maybe that’s why I picked up Threads). 🙂 The German Version of The Look was so cute! But what book was Projekt C? :/

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  • 25th December 2014 at 6:11 pm
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    Hi!

    My mum bought me a book Threads for Christmas! I really really like this book and I just found out this website!! I love fashion too! I think caracter Nonie is pretty similar to me. When I start reading this book, I was like: ” Wow! This book is amazing!”. So I just want to tell you, that I adore your book Threads and I will defenetly read your other books!

    Bye, Anja

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    • 28th December 2014 at 3:31 pm
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      Hi Anja. I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Thanks so much for your message. It’s always wonderful to hear when someone has enjoyed Threads as much as you. I certainly loved writing it, and creating Nonie. Enjoy the other books too! sophia xxx

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  • 13th October 2014 at 3:42 pm
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    Hi Sophia!
    Congrats on the release of The Castle..I’m really excited to read it. But I don’t get it that easily here. M dependent on libraries and all.. But I’m sure about one thing: it’s going to be soo good that it’d cause me to stick with it (which I did very nicely with your other books 😉 ).
    And what genre are you gonna write next? I can’t wait to read those also! ^_^
    XOXOXO
    Iqra 🙂

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    • 13th October 2014 at 6:17 pm
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      I Iqra
      Thank goodness for libraries! I hope you love the Castle when you get it. Thanks so much for your good wishes. Meanwhile, the next story I’m writing is a romance. It’s a new genre for me, so we’ll see how we get on … Look out for it in 2016.
      sophia xxx

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  • 10th October 2014 at 6:36 pm
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    hi sophia this is somer bennnett from weydon school i got your autograph i think you are a very good writer and i think your books are very good, you came to my school and talked to us about writting and publishing books and about your books. I dont wont to bother u but i thought u could help me with my problem i like a books like the faults in our stars, but i struggle on some books and get bored easly and find it hard to finish books. I was wondering if u could recomend me a book or something that will help me to read, and that i will find interesting, thankyou for your presentation today i found it helpful and incoriging me to read and try new books kind regards, somer bennett.x : )

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    • 13th October 2014 at 6:23 pm
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      Hi Somer. Thanks so much for your message. I loved my visit to your school – you were all brilliant. I know it can be hard to find a book to love and sometimes I struggle with the book I’m reading and don’t finish it too! I know you’ve got some very keen librarians at your school, so I’m sure they can give you some great suggestions. Meanwhile, here’s a link to his top 20 YA books of the last 10 years from a blogger I really admire called Jim Dean: http://www.yayeahyeah.com/2014/10/top-20-ya-books-of-last-10-years.html (Yes, it includes one of my books, so yay, but there are 19 others in there too!). I hope his ideas and descriptions can inspire you. Let me know if you find something else you love, apart from Fault in Our Stars (which I loved too). sophia xxx

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  • 8th October 2014 at 4:29 pm
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    Hello!
    This message is just to say I really like your books, especially ‘the look’ and ‘the castle’. Last week you visited my school and signed my two books so thank you! I thought two good names for your characters could be Chloe and Megan. You said last week that it was also really nice for authors to receive nice comments, so that’s all I wanted to do! Keep on doing what your doing 🙂
    Also, how is the nicest way to plan out book ideas?
    Thank you!
    Megan

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    • 13th October 2014 at 6:29 pm
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      Hi Megan
      Thanks for the names for me to steal! I’ll see what I can do … And thanks so much for writing to me here. You’re quite right, it’s lovely to receive nice comments, and I loved seeing yours. It will certainly help as I get on with writing the new book.
      There’s no ‘best’ way to plan out book ideas, so try what works for you. It could be a spider diagram, or lots of post-its arranged on a page, with an idea or a scene in each. If you’re good at drawing, you could try drawing a storyline, like a mini-cartoon. Or you could just describe the characters and locations, then write out the idea for each scene in a sentence or two.
      I usually do the writing-out-in-a-sentence-or-two, but I’ve also experimented with spider diagrams and post-its. Whatever you do, if it’s fun and it makes you want to write the story NOW, then it’s working!
      Good luck! sophia xxx

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  • 10th September 2014 at 7:18 pm
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    Hey Sophie , i am a big fan of many of your books
    including you dont know me, in which i have just
    finished reading. I have a lot in common with ‘Sasha’
    as it turns out an the book just explain it all.
    Thankyou for writing it.
    Really interesting to read.
    From Kia.x

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    • 10th September 2014 at 7:21 pm
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      Hi Kia. Thank you. I did hope that the book would be useful for people who might identify with one of the characters, as well as being a fun read. I’m glad it has helped you, and wish you lots of happiness in the future! sophia xxx

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  • 4th September 2014 at 5:17 pm
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    hello sophia,
    Im a young fan of you.I did choose Threads as my book review <3
    Im gonna continue reading other books of you.
    Amazing! Your books are amazing, you are amazing and the website's cool too. love them! <3

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    • 4th September 2014 at 5:19 pm
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      Thanks, Ella! I’m honoured you chose Threads and hope you like the other books too. sophia xxx

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  • 16th July 2014 at 8:42 am
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    I like the two book, you can visited my school?
    the bad is i live in Spain but yours books my character is changed i loved la alta costura and he comenzado a coser etc. write me please.

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    • 16th July 2014 at 10:43 am
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      Thanks for your message, Roxy. I’d love to come to Spain one day! I’m glad the fashion in the books has inspired you. Keep reading and creating! sophia xxx

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  • 2nd June 2014 at 7:30 pm
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    You can email it to me at sophiaben at me dot com.

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  • 2nd June 2014 at 7:28 pm
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    oh they both did get sent…
    anyway i was wondering how can i send you a picture? but not through post?
    -maryam (big fan) 🙂

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  • 2nd June 2014 at 7:25 pm
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    hi sophia! i read threads and really enjoyed it. i chose it to do my book review! id love to send you a picture of it! i also drew the front cover! im going to read the next book too, cant wait to see what happens! ive also read some of your other books , theyre all very good!
    -maryam 🙂

    (not sure if the other one got sent)

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    • 2nd June 2014 at 7:26 pm
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      Hi Maryam. I’m proud that you chose Threads for your review! If you can scan a copy of your picture, do send it to me. sophia xxx

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  • 2nd June 2014 at 7:24 pm
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    hi sophia! i read threads and really enjoyed it. i chose it to do my book review! id love to send you a picture of it! i also drew the front cover! im going to read the next book too, cant wait to see what happens! ive also read some of your other books , theyre all very good!
    -maryam 🙂

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  • 19th May 2014 at 9:15 am
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    Hi Iqra
    Thanks so much for all your comments! I’m so glad your school book fair had You Don’t Know Me, and that you enjoyed it so much. I’d love to do a sequel one day. I think Rose and Sasha would have a lot of fun together. But meanwhile, I’m off writing adventure stories … I hope you enjoy those too.
    sophia xxx

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  • 18th May 2014 at 8:17 am
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    Oops! I typed wrong..I meant ‘the’ and I typed ‘tge’ 🙁

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  • 18th May 2014 at 7:56 am
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    Hi Sophia!! 😀
    I just finished reading You Don’t Know Me and it was So. Awesome and. Amazing.
    Please please please continue tge series, would you?
    The book is so fabulous that I couldn’t lay my hands off it. It was so nice. 🙂

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  • 15th May 2014 at 9:38 am
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    Yay!!!
    I finally got You Don’t Know Me and I’m VERY happy about it.
    You know, the Scholastic Book Fair was at at our school and I was looking for some nice book to read and it happend to me that I noticed something blue sticking out amidst other plane papers and I knew it. I had to get You Don’t Know Me.
    The idea of the sprayed pages is spectacular and still I haven’t read it yet, but by just seeing it, one HAS gotta read it.
    And I know it’s the best. Actually, it’s the BESTEST!!

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  • 26th April 2014 at 12:14 pm
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    Hi Sophia,
    You visited my school earlier last year to talk about your books. I particularly liked the sound of The Look so a few weeks ago I decided to buy it. I have just finished it and was glued to it the whole time. I could not put it down. I just wanted to let you know how much I loved your book and that I think your an amazing author. I am looking forward to reading You don’t know me very soon.

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    • 26th April 2014 at 4:13 pm
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      That’s so lovely to know, Jessica! It makes writing the books worthwhile. Thanks for telling me, and I hope you enjoy You Don’t Know Me as much. sophia xxx

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  • 11th April 2014 at 7:37 pm
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    I’m writing a book right now and I’m young but I want to be a writer when I’m older 🙂 However I was telling my sister about the books I’m writing and she said it sounds like a fault in our stars but I’ve added other character like bullies and a brother that gets developed into the story. I don’t know whether I should scrap the book I’ve started or to carry on…
    Please can I have some help 🙂

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    • 13th April 2014 at 8:42 pm
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      Hi Georgia. One of my favourite writing tips comes from Neil Gaiman and it is ‘finish things’. If you’re excited about your story, you should definitely carry on with it. Don’t worry at the moment if it feels similar to something else. Your writing will get more unique the more you practise … but the important thing is to practise. So enjoy it. It sounds like a fascinating idea to me. S xxx

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  • 4th April 2014 at 1:52 am
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    hi love your book it is realy good

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    • 13th April 2014 at 8:42 pm
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      Thanks, Eboni! xxx

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  • 4th April 2014 at 1:51 am
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    hi i loove your book
    it i

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  • 2nd April 2014 at 3:45 am
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    hey I love your book and I think it is great and awesome

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    • 2nd April 2014 at 10:27 am
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      Thank you! x

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  • 28th March 2014 at 12:46 pm
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    Hi Iqra. Have you checked out my ‘Bookshelf’ page on this website (under ‘Writing’)? It contains a lot of my book recommendations. And yes – I hope that The Castle will come to India too! Thanks for writing. sophia xxx

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  • 26th March 2014 at 5:50 am
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    Hey Sophia!
    You are a great author and you must know which other books one should read while looking for something (I know this is not the word) eligible to read. 😉
    By the way, I’m still looking forward to read The Castle, and hope it is soon released in India too.

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  • 18th March 2014 at 9:53 am
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    I luv your books about beads,bangles,boys its gr8
    Would u b able to make a movie or a video for the book or not?
    Anyway I also luv the other books swell its gr8

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    • 18th March 2014 at 10:47 am
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      Thank you, WaiYan! And yes, I’d love to see any of my books as a movie or video. sophia 🙂

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  • 17th March 2014 at 4:33 pm
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    hello,

    I <3 your book the look.
    I'm from the Netherlands.
    I'm reading in dutch but i like the story.
    I gonna use this book for mt bookpresantation.

    Soory that my english is not good ;),
    MAike

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  • 10th March 2014 at 2:11 pm
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    Please,please write a fourth book!!I love the three other!!!

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    • 10th March 2014 at 2:12 pm
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      Maybe one day! 🙂

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  • 25th January 2014 at 5:05 am
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    I love the fact that you have quirky chapter titles and a skill with words that hooks the reader from the first sentence: because that’s where you caught me! (Not in a creepy way though!)

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    • 25th January 2014 at 11:55 am
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      Thank you! Those chapter titles were such fun to do. sophia xxx 🙂

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  • 29th December 2013 at 11:25 pm
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    Hi Sophia
    I love all your books.
    The special on your books I find how you write about fashion. I feel always so how when I was there. I hope you write many more fashion storys & translates the google translate correctly;)
    Sophia

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    • 1st January 2014 at 2:16 pm
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      Hi Sophia! Thank you very much. I love writing about fashion, but my next story is an adventure. After that, I’ll be writing about art and the craft of sewing, so it will be back to the themes of Threads in many ways – but with a big dose of mystery. I hope you like that too. sophia xxx

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  • 29th December 2013 at 6:17 am
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    Hi Sophia,
    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas! All the best for the new year! xx
    Navangi

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  • 26th December 2013 at 11:46 pm
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    Hello Sophia Bennett I hope you had a lovely christmas my best friend Holly and my sister Bridgette and I are at Sexeys School in Bruton sorry about my spelling we went to the signing at Bruton School for Girl and it was great I had all your book for Christmas and I can’t wait to read You Don’t know me my target is to get better at spelling for writing story’s do you have any tips? 🙂

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    • 28th December 2013 at 11:08 am
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      Hi Leanne. Have fun with the books! And good luck with the writing and spelling. It looked fine, by the way. Just keep reading. It’s the best way to learn! Sophia xxx

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  • 19th December 2013 at 2:58 pm
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    thank you so so so so so so so so so so so much xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  • 9th December 2013 at 8:45 pm
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    Hi Iqra

    I agree about the film of Threads! I’d love to see it as a film one day. Meanwhile, I’ve sold the TV rights, so hopefully we’ll see it as a TV series.

    sophia xxx

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  • 6th December 2013 at 1:20 pm
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    Hi Sophia! Can people from outside of England enter the Christmas competition? Let me know… xx

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    • 6th December 2013 at 5:25 pm
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      Yes that’s ok! sophia xxx

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  • 5th December 2013 at 3:46 pm
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    Hey Sophia!
    I just again read your 3 threads book again and a thought came to my mind that a movie based on the books would be a great idea!!!
    A movie based on the books would be loved by your fans. XXX
    Iqra:-D

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    • 5th December 2013 at 9:00 am
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      Thank you! 🙂

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  • 4th December 2013 at 12:29 pm
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    hi Sophia! i really enjoyed your talk last Friday, me and my friend Bridgette baker felt really inspired to write after the talk and the new book castle looks like its going to be really nice to read, i can’t wait until it comes out!

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    • 4th December 2013 at 12:49 pm
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      Hi Donna. It was great to meet you all. And I’m so pleased you’re feeling inspired to write – that’s the best bit! I hope you enjoy The Castle when it comes out. I’m really excited about it. sophia xxx

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  • 1st December 2013 at 12:11 pm
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    Dear Sophia
    your talk was amazing when you came to Sunny hill girls school , Bruton . Me and my friends from Sexeys school really enjoyed it . Hope your next book Castle will be succesful . My favourite book is defenitely “The look” . Do you have any tips if we want to be a writer. What famous authors have you met ?
    from holly
    xx

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    • 1st December 2013 at 3:15 pm
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      Hi Holly. Thanks so much! I’m glad you all enjoyed it as much as I did. There are lots of tips for being a writer on this website, in the ‘Writing’ section, so check them out. The biggest one of all is … TO WRITE! Practise every day if you can. Read a lot too. Try and surprise yourself with what you write. And finish things. Neil Gaiman says ‘A writer is someone who finishes things.’ Often, finishing is the hardest part, so it’s good to practise that too. Good luck to all of you who love to write! sophia xxx

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  • 28th November 2013 at 3:05 pm
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    Hi Iqra. I’m so glad! I’m just working on it now … I don’t know if and when it will be coming out in India, but it comes out in the UK in the summer. You can always ask Scholastic in India what their plans are. Hopefully that will encourage them to launch it sooner rather than later! x

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  • 28th November 2013 at 10:25 am
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    Hi,Sophia
    I was wondering when your book the castle will be releasing in India
    I am really looking forward to read it
    😉
    Iqra

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  • 14th November 2013 at 10:01 pm
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    Hi Sophia! 🙂
    Thanks for visiting Chatham grammar! It was a pleasure to have you! 🙂
    I look forward to seeing your new book you told us about! and I agree with the machine gun idea on the the front of threads! he he 😀

    LCB

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    • 14th November 2013 at 10:34 pm
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      Thanks so much! I’m glad you agree about the cover, and I do hope you like The Castle when it comes out. Let me know … xxx

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  • 13th November 2013 at 4:36 pm
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    thank you for visiting my school.
    Chatham grammar school for girls.
    love
    Amelia brown
    aged 11

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  • 12th November 2013 at 7:27 pm
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    Hi Lucy and Dana. Sorry – I’ve been too busy to reply, but I hope I get to visit again too. xxx

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  • 12th November 2013 at 7:26 pm
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    Hi Catie. I’d love to write one, one day. I know what some of them do next … But in the meantime I have so many other stories that I want to write! My sixth book will be out in the summer and I’m working on the 7th now. It will be about a patchwork coat, so it will have some Threads themes in it. sophia xxx

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  • 8th November 2013 at 5:49 pm
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    Hi,

    are you gonna write another Threads book?(Please!!!say yes)

    Catie xx

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  • 7th November 2013 at 1:11 pm
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    hey sophia 🙂

    sat with dana in the library and aman and charlotte reading books we are fun in school today and we want to see you again

    lots of love lucy <3 🙂 🙂

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