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hi, Allison - thank you for your nice note.
I'll contact you privately and we'll talk.

Phil - thank you for your kind comments. Teaching the Fiction Writing Course at Hofstra University was fun.
I will respond privately, but as general information, I work one-on-one with writers and I charge by the hour. Via email I edit, make suggestions - whatever the client wants.

Hello janice,
I attended the Writers Conference this past summer. I remember your reading to the entire group and was very impressed. You brought to your story an excitement that I would like to put into my writing. I've been working on a children;s novel. It's a wonderful story, but it's flat. Are you available to proof read it, edit, or advise me. I did not see you name for any of the upcoming Adult Courses. Please email me. Thank you. Philip

OMG! I was online searching for Hispanic Children's Book Authors and somehow I found your website. You are crazy - in the most phenomenal way possible! I would love to know if you would ever consider coming to Fort Worth, Texas to be a speaker/storyteller for elementary-aged kids. My email is mallisonr@aol.com. Thanks and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE reading the newsletter and your free-flow thinking style! Allison Graves

Dear Janice,

I am the other "Janice Levy" who pops up when "Googled", although not with as much frequency as you. Your work is great. If you feel like it, contact me jlevy@ithaca.edu.

I love your website. I forgot to include my email address. It's gingersorrelb@yahoo.com Donna

hello janice. It's Donna from the summer. How are you? I'm trying to figure out my summer plans and it wouldn't be complete without taking a workshop with you. Are you teaching any writing classes this summer. Please let me know.

i am a childen's writer and have checked out your site which i love. i have some of my picture book stories to send out. do you have any advice on how to do so or any place in mind to send stories too? thanks maggie. my website: www.writer65.com.. email: walkingthruwords@yahoo.com

I love your work!! - a fan,Daniel A. Yellin

Dear Janice, what would you suggest to someone who wants to publish a children's book? I have a story I am trying to get out there, and have had no luck with submitting it so far. I have gotten positive feedback from other writers, but feel like I must be missing something since it has not been accepted anywhere. Any thoughts? gungajody@earthlink.net

Dear Janice, you are an inspiration! Rochelle Humberto

Janice, Thanks for attending our Author Illustrator Night, I finally got a chance to view your website & thoughly enjoyed it. Yours, Renée L. Susman, East Lake School Librarian

How come you didn't tell us your book was going to be on Reading Rainbow? Did they show my friend Zoe's picture? Love, Crystal Katz

It is a wonderful site. Antonia Tupua

dearjanice,I enjoyed meeting you last night at authors night. Thanks for the autographed copy of Totally uncool! Its a totally cool book! Your book is a great book. I like you. Your friend,Katie E.Northport, N.Y.


Wow! I'm impressed though not surprised by this classy, creative and colorful website of yours! Congratulations! Barbara Hoffman

Janice, The site looks GREAT! Keep up the good work! Jennifer, fellow MW

I am so proud of my mom. I love her so much! Love, Mike

I love it!!!!!!! Ellen S.,El Paso, TX


I like your new website very much. You are doing a great job. Not sure where you find the time. Good Luck. Joan Levy (no,we're not related)

I like it very much!
-- Susie from Idaho

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