Live Chat Transcript,
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
6-7 P.M. (ET)
Read the original blog post announcing the Patrick Carman chat
_Sonja_Stacks_Staffer_: We will start posting your questions in just a few minutes.
_Dewdrop208_: Hi you guys!
_alboztomboy_: hey this is my first
__Lucian__: 39 Clues!
__Lucian__: Thanks moderators for moderating us.
__Lucian__: PATRICK CARMAN!!!!!!!!!!
_Dewdrop208_: I only read the first book. Is that OK?
_alboztomboy_: i can't wait
_Taylor431_: I am soooooooo glad i could make it here
_prachir_: 39 clues rock!!!!
_Taylor431_: the 39 clues rule!!!!!
_alboztomboy_: when we are starting
_Sonja_Stacks_Staffer_: @Dewdrop208 It's totally fine that you have only read the first book so far, but be warned — there will probably be SPOILERS!
_Karen_Stacks_Staffer_: @alboztomboy: We'll be starting in about 5 minutes. We just want to give everyone a chance to join.
_Dewdrop208_: Omg! Patrick Carman is HERE!!!!!!!!
_Reid201_: It's awesome
_Taylor431_: i have like soooooooooo many questions to ask
_Dewdrop208_: What are spoilers?
_prachir_: i read the whole series!!!!
_harp_seal_: Can't wait
_alboztomboy_: thanks for answering me
__Lucian__: PATRICK CATRMAN IS DA BOMB! Whoe likes Hamilton Holt? GO HAMILTON!
_Taylor431_: OMG i still cant believe Patrick Carman is here!!!!
_Reid201_: The 5th book is my favorite so far.
_alboztomboy_: they're likesneak peeks
_Sonja_Stacks_Staffer_: @Dewdrop208 A spoiler is when someone gives away a part of the book, and it spoils it for you because you haven't read it yet.
_Winter's Read_: I will read the fifth book in a few days!
_Taylor431_: Hamilton is hilarious !!!
_prachir_: the 5th book is also my favorite
_alboztomboy_: right like that
_Dewdrop208_: I totally know how you feel @Taylor431!
_Sonja_Stacks_Staffer_: @Taylor 431 Hamilton was one of my favorite parts of the book!
_Taylor431_: Well, The whole Holt family is hilarious
_9john99_: OMG I can't wait!
_prachir_: go dan and amy!!!
_alboztomboy_: this will be the first time i will be live chatting with a author
_Taylor431_: I know !! What would the book be without the Holts?!
__Lucian__: Hamilton is funny! GO AMY FOR KICKING IAN INTHE SHIN! YAY!
_bibliomania123_: has anyone seen the messages in the page numbers of all the books?
_Reid201_: same here
_Winter's Read_: This is my first time too!
_bibliomania123_: has anyone read the new one yet?
__Lucian__: Same, it is my first time! BUT it is fun!
_prachir_: this is my first time too
_Taylor431_: This is my first time too!!
_9john99_: I am a huge fan of DAN & AMY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
_prachir_: Ihave read the new one
_JohnAsLewis_: Hey Pat!
__Lucian__: Yes, I have seen the messages.
__Lucian__: THe moderators are fast! THANKS! =)
_alboztomboy_: me too
_9john99_: Mine's too
_PokeFreak7_: This is soooooooo cool
_Philip2000000_: Hello World!
_Dewdrop208_: Who likes the Kabra twins?
_bibliomania123_: reid203 have you read them
_Sonja_Stacks_Staffer_: This is my first chat too, so I am so happy to hear from all you other first-timers!
_Kaya1764_: hey everyone
_PokeFreak7_: My name is hi
_alboztomboy_: hey i love the books and i want to read them all over again
_prachir_: i don't like the Kabras
_Winter's Read_: I am an Ekat, who else here is an Ekat?
__Lucian__: The Kabras are not twins.
_ztag100_: were chatting
_prachir_: I am an ekat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
_Sonja_Stacks_Staffer_: It's 6 o'clock and Patrick Carman is here, so feel free to send in your questions.
_Philip2000000_: I a Janus! Go Jonah!
_Ekaterina69_: i am a janus
_prachir_: GO EKATS
_9john99_: I am a Tomas.
_ZWFaucett_: Hello Everybody!
_Winter's Read_: I need Ekat friends, so please add me!
_Dewdrop208_: Alistair Oh is mysterious.
_Kaya1764_: I personally like the kabras- don't ask why.
_Sonja_Stacks_Staffer_: @Winter's Read I am an Ekat!!
_lucky5800_: Can you give us a lead to the next book, In Too Deep?
_arion16_: I have a question for the auther, in the book the Kabras mention something about their branch allready having clues, do the branches allready have clues? And how many do they have
_i-luv-cheese_: Which of the 39 Clues books that you DIDN'T write is your favorite?
_9john99_: My dad ask how old did you started to write books?
_55matt55_: Which branch is your favorite of all four? Besides Lucian!
_bibliomania123_: Patrick, do you know what branch Amy and Dan are from?
_arion16_: Who is the most insperational Cahill to you
_Winter's Read_: @_Stacks_Admin_ Why are all the waiting messages stacked up?
_Stacks_Admin_: @Winter's Read (and everyone else): If you submitted a question, it's being reviewed by a moderator. We'll try to post as many questions as possible for Pat to answer within the hour!
_mrednor_: Who do you relate to most in the books?
_Ekaterina69_: Is NRR helping Amy and Dan or not?
_Sonja_Stacks_Staffer_: You guys are asking really difficult and thought-provoking questions! Yay you!
_boxer4356_: Is it fun to write a seiries with other authors?
_lucky5800_: Do the Holts have anything to do about the death of Amy and Dan's parents?
_Cahill-E_: HOW DID THE LUCIAN STEAL A WHOLE ROOM
_Summer Colour_: On Wikipedia it says the Team 8 will join the hunt. Is that true and if it is then who is in Team 8?
_Stacks_Admin_: Hey everyone, if your question has already been answered, we won't be posting it again. If you joined after the start of the chat and don't see the beginning of the chat, don't fret -- we'll be posting a transcript at the end.
_Winter's Read_: Are you and the other authors all aware of what will be written in the future books?
_9john99_: What's it like to write this book?
_Mad-House-Of-Mouse_: Who is your least favorite Character in the book series, and why?
_bibliomania123_: Patrick, the competition is about Hope. Alistair was there the night they died. remember Madeiline. Olivia had another. Sound familiar?
_ztag100_: what's william mcintyre doing in the time of the 5th book
_zeldaspirit_: How could you hate Saladin?
_ztag100_: smooth move carman
_9john99_: is it more fun to write for the good characters or the bad ones?
_Taylor431_: Is there a special reason you put out Nellie or you just wanted them to be independent?
_Summer Colour_: As yet Amy and Dan are slowly finding each clue as in 1 per book. How will they find the remaining 34 in just 5 books??
_Sabertooth Dragon_: What branch are the Starlings in?
_arion16_: I'm starting to trust Alliser Oh more and more, but he wasn't even mentioned in your book, so I was wondering if you know where he is and if there's anything we should know about him?
_arion16_: And I would assume that you are in the hunt for the 39 clues, how are you doing so far?
_ninjanick_: 40!!!!!!!!!!!! wow!!
_Dewdrop208_: That's cool Mr. Carman!
_Biffle15_: If you could choose, 1 million dollars and walk away, or the competition of the 39 clues, which would you choose?
_ztag100_: ( i have 41 )
_candygirl4_: what was your favorite part of book 5?
_lizwhiz23_: Do you know who started the fire for Hope Cahill and Arthur Trent or was it just an accident?
_Sabertooth Dragon_: Are we going to learn about the first cahills (Katherine, Thomas, Luke, and Jane) in later books?
_Stacks_Admin_: Hey everyone, we're getting some questions about why your messages aren't being approved. The chat is SO popular today (bc Patrick is so awesome) that we're getting a lot of questions. We're publishing them as fast as we can -- but we might not get to all the questions.
_Amber Mint_: am i talking to a real live author? And, um, have you written other books besides the 39 clues, land of elyon, and the skeleton creek series?
_Amber Mint_: LOL! I wish I had some candy!
_ztag100_: What candybar
_Dewdrop208_: The Land of Elyon is soo amazing!
_ShogunMozart_: What can you do to find out if someone's a Madrigal? (I think my teacher's one.)
_Dewdrop208_: Hee hee
_ShogunMozart_: Thanks for the advice!
_bookworm92_: I LOVE SKELETON CREEK!
_Dewdrop208_: Who would Amy Cahill resemble most in your life?
_A Major Bibliophile_: Right now I am here with my friend and sister; we all love Skeeton Creek, and are going to have a party when Book 2 comes out! :)
_QueenofBooks11_: Comprehending relationships between siblings is difficult. Do you have siblings that make writing about the bond easier?
_Solus_Nui_: What has the Lucian Leadership said about the publishing of The Black Circle?
_Sabertooth Dragon_: Why was it so easy to get into 2 Lucian strongholds!?! The Lucians are the best! Glory for the Lucians! (I'm a Lucian)
_Biffle15_: Why did you decide that Amy, Dan, and the Holts should work together at first?
_turtlequest_: Irina is such an interesting and complex character. Is it fun writing about her? Is she turning from evil to good?
_candygirl4_: When you were a little kid did you like reading?
_Readiac_: I love to write! Do you have any tips for aspiring writers?
_Sonja_Stacks_Staffer_: We have 5 minutes left in the chat and a big secret is about to be revealed.
_Stacks_Admin_: Hey everyone, since there were SO many questions for Patrick, we've arm twisted him into agreeing to answer some more later on! We'll be saving your questions and he'll select some and answer them in a blog post on Ink Splot 26.
_Dewdrop208_: I'm writing the secret down on paper!
_A Major Bibliophile_: It was so great talking to you! :D You're awesome!
_ninjanick_: you are the best!!!!!!
_max39_: Hello Mr. Carman if you can, can you please tell me more about Book 6?
_Philip2000000_: You awesome, Pat!
_Dewdrop208_: Rock on Patrick Carman!
_Sabertooth Dragon_: Yay Patrick
_Biffle15_: @Patrick_Carman Thank you so much for taking your time to answer all of our questions!
_boxer4356_: U ROCK!
_Sonja_Stacks_Staffer_: Thanks so much for joining us Patrick! Do you have any final words for all your fans here in chat?
_Biffle15_: Thank you soooo much Patrick!!!
_turtlequest_: You're awesome, Mr. Carman. I can't wait for Book 6 and I'm just about to start Skeleton Creek. You rock~!
_Solus_Nui_: Be safe from Madrigals!
_A Major Bibliophile_: Sweet!
_Biffle15_: Oh! That is so cool! I can't wait!!1
_Amber Mint_: great word!
_ztag100_: THANK YOU PATRICK CARMAN
_Dewdrop208_: I will miss you!
_Stacks_Admin_: Thanks for joining the chat, everyone! We'll be posting the transcript on Ink Splot 26 -- http://blog.scholastic.com/ink_splot_26/ and check back to see MORE answers in Pat's upcoming blog post!
_Ekaterina69_: thank you you're awesome
_prachir_: thank you
_Stacks_Admin_: To continue the conversation about The 39 Clues with other fans, visit The 39 Clues message boards! http://community.scholastic.com/scholastic?category.id=The_39_Clues
_TheCadetOfSpace_: Australia= Awesome. Bye!
_Solus_Nui_: You rock, Mr. Carman!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
_ShogunMozart_: Don't leave us!!!
_Saberhagen_: Good Bye
_cecil1000_: I am the biggest 39 clues fan!
_Dewdrop208_: what is the next chat about?
_Biffle15_: Bye Patrick! Thank you so much!
_turtlequest_: Thanks to the awesome moderators!
_Karen_Stacks_Staffer_: @turtlequest: Aw, you're welcome! :-)
_Dewdrop208_: Thank You!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
_Stacks_Admin_: Thanks for joining us, Pat! :)
_Sonja_Stacks_Staffer_: You guys are all awesome. You all made this chat so much fun! Please come back for next month's chat.
_Sonja_Stacks_Staffer_: The topic will be Kids' Choice. We will be posting a poll for you to choose what books you want to talk about in the next chat, so check back on the STACKS!
_amy39cahill_: Bye patrick!
_bookworm92_: You rock Patrick!!!
_Biffle15_: @Patrick_Carman Thank you soo much for taking your time!!!
_Amber Mint_: THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
_A Major Bibliophile_: Bye! Thanks again!
_Cahill-E_: see you pat
_Dewdrop208_: thanks mods! *smiles*
_Saberhagen_: Good Bye
_boxer4356_: Thank you for being Cool!
_Stacks_Admin_: @boxer4356: You're welcome.
_Stacks_Admin_: oh, you were probably talking about Pat. He IS way cool. :)
_amy39cahill_: See ya!
_ztag100_: BYE PAT
_amy39cahill_: You are awesome Pat!
_Solus_Nui_: Thanks a ton, Mr. Carman!
_Biffle15_: Thank you all for organizing this! Can't wait for next month. Bye!! 39 Clues rocks!
_painter26_: Thanks again!
_ztag100_: PEACE OUT PATRICK CARMAN
_Dewdrop208_: I will c u on the boards!
_candygirl4_: thanks pat have a nice day
_patrick pudding_: bye
_ztag100_: SEE YA
_Stacks_Admin_: Head on over to The 39 Clues message boards to discuss the series with other fans! http://community.scholastic.com/scholastic?category.id=The_39_Clues
_Solus_Nui_: We all wish you to be safe from Madrigals, Pat.
_amy39cahill_: YOU ROCK PATRICK CARMAN!
_Karen_Stacks_Staffer_: Okay, guys, I'm closing the chat room now. Scoot on over to the 39 Clues message boards. Go, go!