Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Awesome Reviews from a Young Reader

Posted on Barnes and Noble today for the Grace books: 

"Parents out there these books I would recommend for your kids i wish i would have found these books when i was younger that way i could see it from a little kids point of view 
Please dont deprive your kids of a good book plus it has a lot of cats (which is awesome) so it makes it even better the ages for the book are about 7 or 8- about 20 please read the book"

"A big page turner i got this book today and couldn't put it down i loved it a good plot and i love how their are so many cats i would even recommend this to a dog lover! I love how they make Grace as a normal everyday person not some special person like in every other book she become a huge part of this book but the only drawback is that the rest of the series u have to buy but the ending of this book left me content an age group for book 8-25 but im 12 so i love this book..."


  1. I really liked all three Grace book's and was wondering if you had gotten the whole cat thing from Hayao Miyazaki movies. If not if your movies one day became animated they should really be animated by Mr.Miyazaki.

  2. Hi Chris,

    Thanks for your feedback! I'm really glad you enjoyed the stories. I am a big fan of Miyazaki's films. I first saw them in Japan (Kiki's Delivery service and My Neighbor Totoro) and I am absolutely beguiled by the imagination of his writing, especially Howl's Moving Castle. I wish I had thought of that story.

    Did they influence the Grace stories? Not consciously, in fact it wasn't until a few years after I had written Grace that I saw the film 'The Cat Returns' and was amazed at how similar some of the ideas were. I'm sure there is some subconscious influence from my time spent in Japan and hours spent watching and reading Japanese manga and anime though. One of my biggest influences in terms of action-adventure is Edgar Rice Burroughs, whom I am thrilled to see, is having a feature length movie made out of his John Carter books.

    And yes I agree if Mr. Miyazaki wants to animate my stories I'm sure they would be totally awesome.