My novels are ruining geometry class and destroying readers. The unexpected benefits of publishing a book.

This week I have heard from readers in Germany, Italy, Belgium, Mexico and Portugal.

I also heard from a teenager in Ohio who convinced her geometry teacher to read Memoirs of an Imaginary Friend and then managed to turn her math class into an English class for a day.

I love that.

I feel so fortunate to live in a time when readers around the world can reach out to me. Responding to readers takes time, but it’s worth every minute.

My favorite bit of reader communication came from a Portuguese reader who tweeted this (translated via Google Translate):

You destroyed me with your book. I'm not well.

I didn’t know what to say, so I apologized and hoped he felt better soon.