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Comments: 257
  • #257

    Paula Harrison (Monday, 25 July 2022 21:26)

    Thanks for your message! The Ava/ Maya name mix-up happened when my UK and US publishers didn't coordinate themselves very well. Leading to the mix up. I hope you're enjoying the Rescue Princesses too! Paula x

  • #256

    B. Matlock (Saturday, 09 July 2022 03:15)

    We are really enjoying the Secret Rescuers series! Why did Ava’s name get changed to Maya from the Sky Unicorn story to the Sea Ponies book? We’re looking forward to starting the Rescue Princesses series next!

  • #255

    Paula Harrison (Thursday, 07 July 2022 15:44)

    Hi Lolita, thanks for your message. No, sadly it doesn't look like the American publisher has taken these books and the UK publisher doesn't publish them in hardback. Sorry to disappoint you. Best wishes, Paula

  • #254

    Lolita Davenport (Tuesday, 05 July 2022 20:04)

    Hi, I'm inquiring if the three latest Kitty books will be published in hardcover in the US. We have the first 6 in hardcover and would like to get the three new ones in hardcover also. My Granddaughter loves these books!! Thank you!

  • #253

    Paula Harrison (Friday, 10 June 2022 10:11)

    Hi Violet, thanks for writing to me. I'm so pleased you like the Robyn Silver books. I would have liked to write a 3rd one but sadly there wasn't the money (at the publisher) to do it so I had to move on to a different series. But I've also written the Red Moon Rising trilogy for your age group - Red Moon Rising, Dark Tree Shining and Pale Peak Burning. If you like Robyn Silver and Harry Potter you might like those too! Paula x

  • #252

    Violet Coles (Monday, 06 June 2022 04:55)

    Dear Paula

    My name is Violet and I’m nine. I love Robyn Silver and I read the books over and over again and listen to the audio books too. Are you writing any more? Robyn Silver and Harry Potter are my favourite books.

    Thank you for writing Robyn Silver

    Violet

  • #251

    Paula Harrison (Friday, 03 June 2022 13:08)

    Hello Sha, I think it's just the first three Kitty books that have been made into audiobooks at the moment. I'm glad she's enjoying them! Best wishes, Paula

  • #250

    Erin Jones (Monday, 30 May 2022 21:48)

    Hi,
    My daughters found your books this spring and have been reading them nonstop, especially the Kitty super hero cat girl ones. Thank you for writing,
    Erin

  • #249

    Sha (Saturday, 28 May 2022 14:28)

    Our daughter loves audio books and, as much as I love Julia Donaldson, I couldn't stand hearing the same short story on repeat, so I researched a chapter book I thought she might like and came up with Kitty and the Moonlight Rescue. She loves it and listens to it all the time, regularly borrowing lines from it for her own catty adventures.
    Anyway, she's now managed to listen to that book so many times that I need to hear something else. She only wants to listen to Kitty stories so I was delighted that there are several. I've found two more audiobooks in the series but that's all. Are there any plans to publish the others as audiobooks? It will be a long time before she can read the chapter books for herself but she really does love them.
    Sha

  • #248

    Paula Harrison (Thursday, 26 May 2022 11:35)

    Hi Pranavi, I'm glad you like my stories! There are nine Kitty books out in the UK and six out in the USA, but I am writing some more at the moment. Happy reading! Paula

  • #247

    Pranavi V (Thursday, 19 May 2022 04:27)

    Your books are good. I am making a lot of books with the same main character kitty. I am making 5 books.

    Are you any making any more books?

  • #246

    Paula Harrison (Friday, 13 May 2022 11:25)

    Hi Aven, it's lovely to hear from you! Yes I have a cat called Inky who gives me great inspiration for my books. He's a bit naughty sometimes! I love cats because they all have such different personalities. Best wishes, Paula

  • #245

    Paula Harrison (Friday, 13 May 2022 11:23)

    Hi Christine and Kenny! Thanks for your message. I love the idea of a showdown between those characters, but sadly I haven't been asked to write more Secret Rescuers books. I'm glad you enjoyed the series. Best wishes, Paula

  • #244

    Aven C. (Monday, 09 May 2022 19:26)

    We were asked to write a letter to our favorite author, and I chose you. My name's Aven. I really like your books because every day's a new adventure in them. They take me to a whole new place. I love cats! What inspired you to write these amazing books? Why do you write? Do you have a cat of your own?

  • #243

    Christine and Kenny Klein (Sunday, 01 May 2022 02:50)

    Hello, I hope it's okay for us to message you! My son Kenny and I really enjoyed the Secret Rescuers books. We wanted to know if you have any plans to write more stories for that series - we are really hoping for a show down between the Rescuers, the Magical Creatures and The Queen and Sir Fitzroy! We think Sophy could show them the error of their ways! Thank you very much. And Kenny wants me to add "three more thank yous"

  • #242

    Paula Harrison (Monday, 14 March 2022 10:15)

    Hi Mindy, that's lovely to hear! If you write to me at Nosy Crow it will usually reach me quite quickly. Nosy Crow, The Crow’s Nest, Baden Place, Crosby Row, London, SE1 1YW England

  • #241

    Paula Harrison (Monday, 14 March 2022 10:13)

    Hi Ben, thanks for getting in touch. It sounds like a fab idea but I am struggling to find time for everything at the moment. Perhaps I could get back in touch later in the year if my workload has calmed down? Thanks, Paula

  • #240

    Mindy (Sunday, 13 March 2022 22:38)

    Hi Paula,

    My daughter loves your books! She would love to write you a letter for a school project. What would the best address to use?

    Thanks so much!
    Mindy

  • #239

    Paula Harrison (Friday, 04 March 2022 13:04)

    Hi Rosalinda! I'm so happy that you like the Kitty books and I hope you had a fantastic time on dress as a super hero day at school. Happy reading! Paula

  • #238

    Rosalinda Rappa (Wednesday, 02 March 2022 14:31)

    Hi my name is Rosalinda. I’m 7 years old and I love your Kitty books because I love cats. Today is dress as a super hero day at school and I dressed as Kitty. Your books are the best in the world!

  • #237

    Paula Harrison (Wednesday, 02 March 2022 14:05)

    Hi Sarah Smalley, I'm going to delete your message after replying so that your address isn't visible. Thanks so much for your message. I'm so pleased Lottie enjoyed my visit to Rosemead. No I'm not local. But after my visit I went to Tales on Moon Lane book shop in Herne Hill to sign books for them and I left them with lots of signed bookplates. So it might work well to buy all the Kitty books from them? You can get signed copies! If not - my books are available to order in all Waterstones branches or independent book shops, or to order online from book shop websites/ Amazon. Hope that helps and happy reading! Paula xx

  • #236

    Brittany Lind (Monday, 21 February 2022 00:25)

    Thanks for letting me know, i will go source them out. I can not wait to see what Kitty is up to next. My son (6) also thinks you should do a series just about Ozzy, can't say I disagree. Thanks again!

  • #235

    Paula Harrison (Sunday, 20 February 2022 22:17)

    Hi Brittany, I'm so pleased your kids are enjoying Kitty! I don't think books 7, 8 and 9 are out in Canada and the US, so you'd need to purchase the English versions through an online bookstore to read them. Best wishes, Paula

  • #234

    Paula Harrison (Sunday, 20 February 2022 22:15)

    Hi Noa, thanks so much for writing to me. I'm so pleased you're enjoying the Rescue Princesses and I wish you many more happy hours of reading. Best wishes, Paula

  • #233

    Paula Harrison (Sunday, 20 February 2022 22:11)

    Hi Alina, sorry it's taken me so long to reply. I'd love to do the interview but I'm just struggling to find time for everything at the moment. Sorry to disappoint you. best wishes, Paula

  • #232

    Brittany Lind (Sunday, 20 February 2022 19:03)

    Hi Paula,
    My kids are HUGE Kitty fans. And here i was thinking we had them all (first 6) when I just discovered that there are 3 more. Do you know how I can buy these books in Canada? I can't seem to find a retailer. Our books are so worn in that I think the spines will give out soon.

  • #231

    Noa Kugler (Saturday, 19 February 2022 19:08)

    Dear Paula,
    I hope this email finds you well.

    My name is Noa Kugler, I am 7 years old and I live in Jerusalem with my parents, my two brothers. I am writing to you regarding "The Rescue Princesses" series (well translated into Hebrew), which the first two books of it I have just finished reading with my father Yossi (who is helping me to write this email). It was a great experience for me and a great quality time with my father.

    Besides improving my reading (I am now in first grade in an elementary school), the books helped me to better understand the importance of self-confidence, friendship and protecting the animals and nature.

    I am looking forward to reading the rest of the series and your other books.

    Thank you very much!
    Noa Kugler (Yosikug@gmail.com)

  • #230

    Paula Harrison (Thursday, 27 January 2022 10:08)

    Hi Claire, I'm glad you like Royal Rescues! I think a dolphin rescue is a great idea. Dolphins are such playful and lovable animals aren't they? Happy reading! Paula

  • #229

    Paula Harrison (Thursday, 27 January 2022 10:06)

    Hi Olive, thanks for your lovely message. I'm really pleased you like The Rescue Princesses. I had a lot of fun writing the stories and making up adventures for all the different princesses! I hope you like the next one you're reading - The Stolen Crystals! Best wishes, Paula

  • #228

    Alina (Tuesday, 25 January 2022 10:35)

    Hello Ms. Harrison,

    Can I interview you for my YouTube vlog about your road to publication and about your writing process, please?

    The goal of my Author Spotlight project is to inspire upcoming writers by sharing different succes stories. The focus of the interview will be on drafting, revising, school visits and on working with a literary agent after the publication of your debut novel.

    Here is a link to my YouTube channel:

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyC5wXelvbnj5YDDQgbCMsw

    Thank you for your time and consideration,
    Alina

  • #227

    Claire G (Monday, 24 January 2022 02:33)

    Dear Paula Harrison,
    I really like the series Royal Rescues and would like to make a suggestion. How about a dolphin rescue?
    I like all the kinds of animals and the describing sentences you write and it really tells me what’s going on accurately.
    Thank you,
    From Claire

  • #226

    Olive Mowbray (Thursday, 20 January 2022 21:01)

    Dear Paula,

    My name is Olive and I am 6 years old. I love your Rescue Princess books. The next one I am going to read next is The Stolen Crystals. I enjoy your books because they involve lots of different people from around the world and I love all animals. I really like princesses and I can’t wait to finish the whole series! Thank for writing the books they make me feel like I will look after the world like the princesses.

    Love Olive

  • #225

    Paula Harrison (Thursday, 20 January 2022 12:31)

    Hi Karen, I think all UK offices are under a 'working from home' order for another week. I think someone will be back in after that, but if there has been a lot of mail received in the meantime it could take them a while to process it all. If you post it, do reassure her that I will reply once I get it even if that takes a while. Otherwise you could take a photo and post it on to twitter or instagram and tag me? Then I can respond more quickly. I know that's probably not the same though. Best wishes, Paula

  • #224

    Paula Harrison (Thursday, 20 January 2022 12:27)

    Hi Megan, thanks for your question. No, The Sea Pony is the final Secret Rescuers book. I was asked to leave it slightly open ended in case there was a return to the series, but then I was asked to go on to new books. Best wishes, Paula

  • #223

    Karen (Wednesday, 19 January 2022 15:20)

    Hi Paula, my daughter has hand written you a letter so I’m wondering if there’s somewhere I can post it to? Is the Nosy Crow office open and receiving mail for you yet?
    Kind regards

  • #222

    Megan (Saturday, 15 January 2022 11:04)

    Hi, are there any plans to finish the secret rescuers series? We just finished the last one and my son is keen to know what happens next? It felt like it was leading towards some bigger story throughout the series.

  • #221

    Paula Harrison (Thursday, 16 December 2021 14:17)

    Hi Ella, thanks for your lovely message. I'm so pleased you like The Rescue Princesses. There are 15 books in the series altogether. I had the idea when I was thinking about animals in need one day. It's not too hard to become an author if you like writing stories but it's good to keep practising! Happy Christmas! Paula x

  • #220

    Paula Harrison (Thursday, 16 December 2021 14:15)

    Hi Cat, thanks for your lovely message! I think you have some very interesting ideas there. I think that once you're a Rescue Princess you're always a Rescue Princess even when you grow up! Yes I think a prince could definitely be part of a rescue team. You might have to call it Rescue Royals! :) I love your idea for the biggest adventure yet! I hope you have a lovely time over the holidays. Best wishes, Paula

  • #219

    Ella (Tuesday, 14 December 2021 11:49)

    Hi there, My name is Richard Austin, headteacher at Grayshott CE Primary School on the Surrey/Hampshire border. I gave the children in the school the chance to write to anyone in the world that they admire and one of our Year 2 children chose you. I notice from your website that it is better to ciontact you through here so here is her letter. It would mean the world to her if could find the time to get back to her.
    Thanks.

    Dear Mrs Harrison,
    My name is Ella. I am in Blue Class at Grayshott Primary school. How did you get into writing The Rescue Princesses? I admire you because you make good rescue princess. How many rescue princesses have you made? thank you for taking the time to reading my letter and how much practise does it take to become an author.
    yours sincerely,
    Ella

  • #218

    Catherine Black (Friday, 10 December 2021 00:03)

    Dear Paula,

    My name is Catherine Black, but most people just call me Cat. I am 8 years old. I really admire your work with the Rescue Princesses. You are my favorite author of all time. A couple of questions I have are: What will happen when they’re grown up since there are no grown ups allowed? Will they have to give up being rescue princesses forever or will they get to stay since they created the rescue princesses? What if their kids became rescue princesses, but one of them has a brother to make it more of a challenge! Do you think you could make rescue princes that are more boy friendly? After I read your books I realized that I wanted to make rescue princesses books too and so I was wondering if I could someday make a rescue princess book where all the rescue princesses have to do their biggest adventure yet, battling all of their enemies, and rescuing many, many types of animals from danger, or what if Jaminta could make magic jewels that let them understand animals of any kind?

  • #217

    Paula Harrison (Tuesday, 09 November 2021 09:44)

    Hi Kayla! I'm so pleased that you love The Rescue Princesses. There are 15 books in the series altogether and I had a lot of fun writing them! I love your idea for a new series. Have fun reading and writing! Best wishes, Paula x

  • #216

    Kayla M. (Thursday, 04 November 2021 22:36)

    Dear Paula Harrison,
    I love your series "The Rescue Princesses" so much, please make more books I would love to read more. Even though I'm 12 almost 13, these 3rd grade books are me happy, they inspire me to read and write.

    Sincerely, Kayla M.

    P.S. How about making a series called "The Rescue Princes", but if not that's okay!

  • #215

    Paula Harrison (Tuesday, 28 September 2021 11:00)

    Hi Summer! That's so funny that you look just like the Summer in the book! I'm glad you're enjoying the stories. I especially enjoyed writing The Rainbow Opal because I think Australia is such a beautiful and interesting place. Best wishes, Paula

  • #214

    Paula Harrison (Tuesday, 28 September 2021 10:56)

    Hi Kara and Alexandro, my UK publisher (Oxford University Press) have said that their guidelines are that you must:
    - Say the story is read with permission of OUP at the start
    - State the book and author title
    - Is there is a recording, share through a private platform if possible
    - Record in sections of a few chapters if possible (rather than the whole book in one video)
    - Delete the video one month after upload
    Of course if you're reading from the HarperCollins edition published in the States they might have slightly different rules, but I would have thought they would be similar. You could always email them and ask. Hope that helps! Best wishes, Paula

  • #213

    Summer Gill (Tuesday, 28 September 2021 03:48)

    Hi Paula,
    My name is Summer and I am 8 years old from Australia. I like reading the Rescue Princesses. I am similar to the Summer in The Rescue Princesses - The Rainbow Opal.
    I have blonde hair and dress just like her. I dressed up as her for Bookweek this term and my teacher thought it was freaky because I was in a book!

  • #212

    Paula Harrison (Friday, 10 September 2021 09:31)

    Hi Kara and Alexandro, thanks for your messages below. I've asked my publisher to confirm whether I'm allowed to give you permission for online readings. I'll get back to you with an answer as soon as possible.

    Best wishes, Paula

  • #211

    Alexandro Botelho (Tuesday, 07 September 2021 15:37)

    Hello Paula,
    My name is Alexandro Botelho. I just entered the Goodreads giveaway for your book
    "Kitty and the Twilight Trouble". I am grateful for the opportunity to read more of your work.
    I am also the host of a Live Poetry and Creative Writing show on YouTube
    called "Writings on the Wall". I would like to read an excerpt or synopsis from your book
    on the show and share your main website and social media with my audience as well as
    where they can find your books.

    We also share the authors' writings from the live show to YouTube as individual videos
    and share these to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
    No payments are required for us sharing your work with the audience.
    I look forward to the opportunity to read your writings on the show. Thank you.

    Contact:
    Alexandro Botelho
    diversetv.yt@gmail.com
    Host of "Writings on the Wall"
    https://www.youtube.com/c/diversetv1

  • #210

    Kara Agyekum (Monday, 06 September 2021 22:27)

    Hello, my name is Kara Agyekum and I am an online teacher through the website Outschool. One of my favorite classes I offer is an online book club about girl superheroes! Some of my students' favorite books are Kitty' midnight Adventures. While students are required to purchase the book for themselves in order to take part in the book club, I wanted to seek your permission to read aloud during class and perhaps use the book cover for promotional materials. Would this be possible? Thank you so much!
    Kara Agyekum
    3rd Grade Teacher

  • #209

    Paula Harrison (Monday, 09 August 2021 09:47)

    Hi Sofija,
    Thanks for your lovely message. I wrote book 12 about the Royal Academy for Princesses quite a few years ago, so it's really hard to remember all the details! I think Maya was too young to go to the Academy at first and she went later. Best wishes, Paula

  • #208

    Sofija (Friday, 06 August 2021 05:50)

    Hello Miss Harrison. I am a big fan of your books and I have a question about your Rescue Princesses series. Why didn't Princess Maya go to the Royal Academy for Princesses?