Since 1997, you’ve been coming to BarnesandNoble.com to discuss everything from Stephen King to writing to Harry Potter. You’ve made our site more than a place to discover your next book: you’ve made it a community. But like all things internet, BN.com is growing and changing. We've said goodbye to our community message boards—but that doesn’t mean we won’t still be a place for adventurous readers to connect and discover.

Now, you can explore the most exciting new titles (and remember the classics) at the Barnes & Noble Book Blog. Check out conversations with authors like Jeff VanderMeer and Gary Shteyngart at the B&N Review, and browse write-ups of the best in literary fiction. Come to our Facebook page to weigh in on what it means to be a book nerd. Browse digital deals on the NOOK blog, tweet about books with us,or self-publish your latest novella with NOOK Press. And for those of you looking for support for your NOOK, the NOOK Support Forums will still be here.

We will continue to provide you with books that make you turn pages well past midnight, discover new worlds, and reunite with old friends. And we hope that you’ll continue to tell us how you’re doing, what you’re reading, and what books mean to you.

Reply
New User
khuck
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-25-2007
0 Kudos

Re: questions

Hi! I'm a high school English teacher in Kansas who very proudly tells students that I was sort of, kind of, almost related to you! You used to be related to BK by marriage. Well, BK was married to DK, and DK is my aunt. I LOVE DK and still call BK "Uncle B" when I see him. I have always valued that shaky, weak link to you; it's my ONLY claim to fame!

Do you feel like the publishing environment today is friendlier for a woman writing about home/relationship/family issues than it was when you first started? I'm asking because I can remember my mom reading your books and others when I was a teen, but I feel like today I am blessed to have access to at least 10 times the titles Mom had to choose from. I do my part to work my way through as many as I can, much to the chagrin of my family, and I have a blast doing it!

Thank you, and keep writing!
New User
sandykayc529
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎10-16-2007
0 Kudos

Re: questions

I just want you to know that you sparked a creativity in me as a child that no other author could. You inspired me to write short stories while I was growing; you even inspired me to create my own recipe for my own frecklejuice which I still have! Thank you for being a part of my childhood. I couldn't agree more that I've walked away from your books wondering about the characters. I felt the same way about Summer Sisters as an adult and I do hope you find the inspiration to write another adult novel one day! Thank you again!!

-Sandy
Users Online
Currently online: 47 members 591 guests
Please welcome our newest community members: