Highlights By award-winning British author with fifty titles already in printAn inspiring story that encourages children to write and think Nine-year-old Max, an only child who lives with his widowed mother writes to his favourite author, D. J. Lucas. The two begin a correspondence of short, mostly humorous letters and postcards, sharing personal experiences and suggestions about writing (Max wants to become an author, while D. J. Lucas is agonizing over her latest book). Sally Grindley Sally Grindley won the Federation of Children’s Book Groups Award for Shhh!, the Best Books for Babies’ Award for Wake Up, Dad?, and the Smarties Gold Award for Spilled Water (2004). She was shortlisted for the Sheffield and Norfolk Libraries Book Award with Little Elephant Thunderfoot and Polar Star respectively. Sally lives in England.