Date: Jan. 15, 2007
Comment: Hi! Looks great!
Good resources here. Congratulations!
Date: Nov. 28, 2006
Comment: what do you do when your mum beats you and abandons you ?
Answer: For ideas, visit the "Help for Kids" page, especially #4 of "Things to Remember." Also see "What Some Kids
Do" on the same page.
Date: Saturday November 25, 2006
Country: Saudi Arabia
Comment: How do I relax when parents are fighting?
Answer: Please check the "Author" page where your question and answer are posted. Also visit the "Help for Kids" page.
Date: Tuesday September 26, 2006
Comment: I love this book!!!! You're a cool writer!
Date: Tuesday September 26, 2006
From: Elk Grove
Comment: Is there any library that has this book because i really want to read it.
Answer: Some libraries have it. Check with your local librarians. If they don't have it, perhaps they'd be willing
to order it, as it is also available in a library binding. (Check the Links to Other Sites page.)
Date: Tuesday September 26, 2006
State: Sacramento, California
Comment: Did you or do you smoke?
Answer: Nope. Never have.
Date: Thursday October 27, 2005
I love the way you relate to the children. After reading Jessica, I gave it to my eleven year old niece to read. She is more
compassionate and patient with her peers, because she now knows that they may be "mean" because they may have some problems
with their parents. This revelation has changed her social life tremendously. Thank you for writing the book.
Date: Saturday June 11, 2005 -11:34PM
Name: Bernie V.,
Comments: I love your website, it's great!
It's very helpful and informative. I'm
also interested in purchasing the book,
Hold on, Jessica, Don't let go.
Date: Sunday July 18, 2004 - 9:13AM
Comments: I'm visiting your site after you visited mine. Your books are intriguing, and I have two daughters who read
voraciously. I'll seek them out, and come back to let you know what we thought!
Date: Monday June 7, 2004 - 11:33PM
I liked and enjoyed reading this short chapter
of Hold on, Jessica, don't let go. I'm also interested in purchasing the book in the near future. This story is very good,
well written, for both children and adults.
Date: Wednesday March 17, 2004 - 07:32AM
Name: Tadeusz Glowinski - Poland
Comments: I appeal to your generosity to donate some books (even if they are second-hand), so I can help my city's
children and youth learn foreign languages. My GLOWINSKIS' LIBRARY is the first and only library its size in Poland - and
in Europe, too. It came into existence without money and is free to borrowers.
With best regards from Olesnica, Poland. Tadeusz Glowiński, librarian, firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Monday March 24, 2003 - 12:09AM
Comments: Hi Deanna. Great website. Good luck with the book. I hope it helps all the Jessica's out there and that they,
too, find the strength to hold on.
Date: Friday March 21, 2003 - 01:19AM
Name: SL, glendora
Comments: say! where are your writing kernels? and the guests comments? oh my, it has been too long since i was here.
Date: Saturday March 15, 2003 - 01:14PM
Name: Sister Carol Rigali
Comments: We are trying to provide age and content appropriate books (also posters, pictures, etc) for the poorest
and most at risk children of Washington, DC. These books will be donated to the elementary school libraries as well as to
the individual children. Your gift could forever change a child's future. The good your gift could do may change a life.
(See link to the Heart of America Foundation®'s Books From The Heart Program on the Links page.)
Date: Saturday March 15, 2003 - 12:47AM
Comments: Amazing thanks for having this on the net. I can relate. I was the alcoholic parent now I am sober over 7
years I know the pain we put on our children I am living the conciquences. But there is hope for all the children and the
parents there is help alanon is wonderful and other 12 step programs.
Date: Tuesday October 15, 2002 - 07:35PM
Name: Erick T---9
Comments: What do you do when you can't think of anything to write? or When you have so many things to write about
but you can't decide what to write about? (Good questions. See the "About Writing" page for ideas.)
Date: Monday October 14, 2002 - 12:21PM
Comments: The first chapter is very captivating and you feel like you want to read more to see what happens next.
Date: Monday July 15, 2002 - 01:00PM
Comments: "Jessica" was very enjoyable. It definitely gives hope to the children who find themselves in the same situation.
I love how you explained that her father probably hated what he'd become and was ashamed, but just couldn't stop himself.
Hooray for Jessica, she looks to the future, and realizes she can break away from the past and begin anew. All the best with
your writing. You have a clear understanding of young people's feelings.
Date: Monday May 13, 2002 - 08:19AM
Name: Helen U.
Comments: I loved your book. I love all your books. You should be the most famous children's author of them all. Move
over, Roald Dahl.
Date: Thursday May 9, 2002 - 09:13AM
Name: Hannah 11 years (from Holland)
Comments: I really liked your book and I really hope you are going to write more children books. I have also got two
1.When did you start writing?
2.When did you start reading books?
(Answer is found on Author page.)
Date: Sunday May 5, 2002 - 12:49PM
Name: A. J.
Comments: Deanna is a wonderful writer, full of insights into children's lives, able to entertain while she plants
insights into young readers' minds. Her writing is a fabulous replacement for what comes in on television, and she has many
important and relevant messages for her audiences of children and young adults. Her style isn't similar, but I see marks of
her being an S. E. Hinton ("The Outsiders") of her time, unafraid to tackle big issues or to write stories in which bad things
Date: Tuesday April 23, 2002 - 05:13PM
Name: Judy V
Comments: This web site is very nice to visit. I especially like the questions and answers section. Your book is very
well written and a valuable contribution to any children's library.
Date: Friday April 5, 2002 - 06:51PM
Comments: Great web site! Helpful, interesting, simple, lovely.
Date: Thursday April 4, 2002 - 07:21AM
Comments: HI Deanna! Great new page. I think it will be very helpful to aspiring new writers. Hope to see you soon!
Date: Wednesday March 27, 2002 - 07:11PM
Comments: Hi Deanna, You are really doing a great thing for kids. I'll bet your family is very proud of you. We need
more people like you. All my best.
Date: Friday March 8, 2002 - 01:59PM
Comments: I am waiting for my copy of your book. I appreciate your dedication to this subject, and wish you all the
Date: Saturday January 19, 2002 - 02:24PM
Comments: Hi, Just visiting and read the excerpt. It sounds like a good book.
Date: Thursday January 17, 2002 - 04:00PM
Comments: I wanted to check your web site. I enjoyed the first chapter. I would love to read it all one day, but can't
do so right away due to travel plans. Your new book is off to a delightful start. I can't wait for it to be out, either. God
Bless you mightily. In Him, Lynne
Date: Thursday November 8, 2001 - 08:47AM
Comments: Read the whole book last night and was moved by the process Jessica experienced. Would like to know what
happened to her in the remaining of her life. The story suggests great things ahead, or does she do the regular things really
well? How does this affect the way she deals with the future curves life throws? Lovely young lady.
Date: Monday October 22, 2001 - 10:09AM
Comments: Very good. How accurate, as I grew up with a raging acholic. It is hard for me to say much about the book
since I have only read ch.1, but I know it is needed.
Monday October 15, 2001 - 09:56AM
Read the first chapter. Definitely made me want to read more! Hope you sell LOTS and LOTS of books!
Date: Monday September 10, 2001 - 09:57AM
Comments: This is a splendid job, so many facets--and all so well done. You've really thought out how to interest and
fascinate the potential reader. The interview with YOU is special. All my best wishes.
Date: Friday August 24, 2001 - 08:44PM
Comments: Nice site. The first chapter makes me want to read the rest of the book. Can't wait until it's available.
Date: Tuesday August 14, 2001 - 05:53PM
Comments: The site looks beautiful. I think you have made the first chapter interesting enough to want to read on.