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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Thank You, Ellen Hopkins!

Impulse by Ellen Hopkins

Here's a big gracias to the awesome Ellen Hopkins for joining us at readergirlz this month! Things we learned about Ellen during our LIVE chat include:

1. Her advice for aspiring authors? "Read, read, read... and write, write, write."
2. Ellen's favorite character of her own is Tony from Impulse. He's so sweet.
3. She likes bombardment in a LIVE! chat... which is a GOOD thing since the readergirlz chat was crazy! In an awesome way.

Having Ellen here this month has been beyond beyond amazing. Thank you, Ellen, for hanging out with readergirlz!!


Little Willow said...

Many thanks, Ellen! You really rocked the chat, answering every single question and engaging your readers. I really appreciate the time that you spent doing so then, and hanging out with us all month long!

Melissa Walker said...

Ellen, you've been SO MUCH FUN to have around. Hope you'll drop in from time to time!

Erin said...

Thanks so much for hanging out with us, Ellen!

Shelf Elf said...

It was such a fun, busy chat this month. Thanks Ellen!

Lorie Ann Grover said...

Thanks for all your time, Ellen! We appreciate the energy you invested into this community. You'll always be an honorary readergirl! xox

cupcakewitch said...

Thanks Ellen!

Ellen Hopkins said...

Thanks so much divas. It was a great month!