I just got the most thoughtful letter from a student about my first YA, Shock Point, telling me what she liked, what she might have changed, and asking me to write a sequel. She mailed it Feb. 27. I got it Oct. 4. She made a slight error in Putnam's address. But still, where did all those months go? I worry that she thinks I don't care. She doesn't seem to be reachable on myspace or any place else, so I just snail mailed her back. Hopefully it won't get lost along the way.