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If you could ask the author one question, what would it be?
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suwer
suwer
26 days ago

hi

Maya
Maya
25 days ago

How did you come up with the idea for this book?

Kate Clayborn
Kate Clayborn
20 days ago
Reply to  Maya

Hi, Maya! I initially got the idea for Meg after doing bullet journaling myself — and following a lot of talented creators over on Instagram! The idea of Meg hiding codes — especially in the program of an engaged couple — was a lightning bolt inspiration moment!

Dr. ruth
Dr. ruth
14 days ago
Reply to  Kate Clayborn

Enjoyed the book, such an interesting premise. Thank you.

Brian
Brian
24 days ago

I wanna know will you be writing any paranormal books

Denise
Denise
24 days ago

Do you do calligraphy yourself and do you journal?

Kate Clayborn
Kate Clayborn
20 days ago
Reply to  Denise

I do keep a bullet journal, though mine is much more minimal than what Meg creates! I don’t do calligraphy, but my mother did this when I was young. I’ve always been fascinated by handwriting.

Lindsay
Lindsay
15 days ago
Reply to  Kate Clayborn

What’s an example of a bullet journal? Is it simply bullet points with a few words, rather than lengthy descriptions? If so, I’m doing that.

Steve Quistalano
Steve Quistalano
24 days ago

Who inspired for you write this book.

Maya
Maya
24 days ago

I asked that too

Krobinson
Krobinson
24 days ago

Why do so descriptive ? Prolonged book.

Carol
Carol
12 days ago
Reply to  Krobinson

I usually don’t have patience for long descriptive prose. But I didn’t find this long. Maybe because I appreciated the descriptions? i don’t know.

Karen
Karen
24 days ago

How did you come up with the idea of Meg thinking in letter types? I loved that she assigned typesets as personality traits of characters. Very interesting concept.

Jennifer
Jennifer
20 days ago
Reply to  Karen

Same for me!

Lizz VonDragon
Lizz VonDragon
13 days ago
Reply to  Karen

I have always felt that way about fonts but had never seen anyone else who felt like that or put it so perfectly clearly. I almost always think in words instead of images but the fonts convey so much of the image themselves

Dodi
Dodi
24 days ago

What is your interest in calligraphy, design and lettering?

megs
megs
24 days ago

I’m autistic and I noticed that Reid has a lot of autistic traits. Was that intentional? (Examples: noise sensitivity, stimming, special interests, routine, straightforwardness. His words/actions/expressions that seem unusual or are misinterpreted by others.)

Estelle O
Estelle O
23 days ago
Reply to  megs

I had a question along these lines as well

Lynze
Lynze
22 days ago
Reply to  megs

Excellent question. I was wondering this throughout the book and thought it was what made me enjoy the story so much.

Nikki
Nikki
22 days ago
Reply to  megs

I saw there was a big secret and thought that he’d tell her he was HFA.

Carol
Carol
17 days ago
Reply to  Nikki

I thought the exact same thing. When we found out what his real secret was, I was truly surprised.

Beezus
Beezus
20 days ago
Reply to  megs

I had the same thought. I expected to hear Reid had Asbergers.

Kathleen Yohn
Kathleen Yohn
19 days ago
Reply to  megs

I was wondering that too!

Melina Coria
Melina Coria
19 days ago
Reply to  megs

I also though he had autistic traits and while I didn’t want that to be his big secret because I enjoyed the plot twist I think that was a missed opportunity to include diverse characters and show love for people on the spectrum. I also Imagined him to look more like Henry Golding and less Captain John Smith.

Jessica
Jessica
19 days ago
Reply to  Melina Coria

100% … i think that would have been a great addition to the book.

Ruby
Ruby
16 days ago
Reply to  Melina Coria

I imagined him to look like Henry Cavill but with dirty blonde hair.

Elizabeth Appel
Elizabeth Appel
16 days ago
Reply to  megs

I absolutely agree. I also have psoriasis and the desire to remain covered felt true.

Jen
Jen
14 days ago
Reply to  megs

I don’t think Reid is autistic. I think he is highly highly gifted which can definitely mirror traits of autism.

Jennifer Kirsch
Jennifer Kirsch
14 days ago
Reply to  megs

I thought that was the secret boy was I surprised.

Carol
Carol
12 days ago
Reply to  megs

That is such an interesting point! It DOES make sense!

Tunesia
Tunesia
24 days ago

Who are your favorite authors when you were growing up.

Kate Clayborn
Kate Clayborn
19 days ago
Reply to  Tunesia

I had too many to name! But when I was very young, I loved really big book series — Sweet Valley High, the Babysitter’s Club. I always liked stories that had multiple volumes!

Gigi Bull
Gigi Bull
23 days ago

Do you think your book would make a good movie script? I do!!

Maya
Maya
22 days ago
Reply to  Gigi Bull

I actually think that it would be a good movie script but at the same time I don’t

Lynze
Lynze
22 days ago
Reply to  Maya

I do agree. I feel like it would remain better as a book.

Kate Clayborn
Kate Clayborn
20 days ago
Reply to  Gigi Bull

I would love to see LOVE LETTERING as a film, yes!

Laurie Bircher
Laurie Bircher
19 days ago
Reply to  Kate Clayborn

Me too!! I need to see the art!

Tierney Maehr
Tierney Maehr
13 days ago
Reply to  Kate Clayborn

I thought the same while reading and afterwards. It would be GREAT on screen.

Keren
Keren
23 days ago

What is the secret to the key of book ideas? Is there any thought bubble that gives you an idea?

Kate Clayborn
Kate Clayborn
20 days ago
Reply to  Keren

Hi, Keren!

For me, inspiration comes from lots of different places — there’s no one key. I just try to read a lot — everything from news articles to long form journalism to nonfiction books to novels. I try to be alert to different forms of culture/pop culture. Basically, I think that being open to the world around me helps me feel inspired!

Last edited 20 days ago by Kate Clayborn
Estelle O
Estelle O
23 days ago

This story is from Meg’s POV. I was wondering about Reid’s POV. We read about a lot of his traits but not what going on through his eyes. Why is that?

Holly
Holly
18 days ago
Reply to  Estelle O

That would be a great ‘sequel’. I’d love this story from his POV

Pamela Williams
Pamela Williams
23 days ago

Are you more into numbers or letters?

Kate Clayborn
Kate Clayborn
19 days ago

definitely a letters gal!

D.Warren
D.Warren
23 days ago

What made you choose Reid to be the way he is? It’s along the lines of having Aspergers. Does she know someone like that?

Lori
Lori
23 days ago

Are you interested in letters like Meg? It seems like something I don’t notice as much as I should. I think I will be more cognizant of the beauty and creativity of signs and letters after reading this book. 😊

GLB
GLB
23 days ago

Why did you make Reid the character he is

Kim
Kim
23 days ago

Who did she relate to more Meg or Reid ?

I related more to Meg .

Kate Clayborn
Kate Clayborn
19 days ago
Reply to  Kim

Probably a bit more to Meg, though I think I relate to Reid’s shyness, too!

Nikki
Nikki
22 days ago

Do you think writing more directly, like Reid, thus shortening the book, would have improved the pacing and ability for more readers to enjoy this story??

Vstamos
Vstamos
21 days ago

How do you do this without getting tired?

Kimberly
Kimberly
21 days ago

R u married?

Esotowvu
Esotowvu
21 days ago

Would ever consider writing a story about Sibby? I think it’d be interesting to see her side of the story leading up to the confrontation with Meg. We could see her side of the distance in the friendship and learn more about her romance!

Belyana
Belyana
21 days ago

What made you think of this book

Anne
Anne
21 days ago

How did you get interesting in Lettering?

Soccerdog
Soccerdog
20 days ago

What made you decide to write this book?

MCF
MCF
20 days ago

I would have love some illustrations in your book. Did you ever think of doing that with the book??

Jordanne
Jordanne
20 days ago

What inspired you to write this book?

Beezus
Beezus
20 days ago

Do you have a math genius in your life? Is Reid modeled on him/her?

Kate Clayborn
Kate Clayborn
19 days ago
Reply to  Beezus

I do not have a math genius in my life, not that I know of! But I am lucky to know a lot of smart people, and their passion and focus inspires me. I read a lot about mathematicians before I started writing, and that was inspiring, too.

Ginger
Ginger
20 days ago

Are you a graphic artist?

Kate Clayborn
Kate Clayborn
18 days ago
Reply to  Ginger

I am not, but certainly did a lot of research on fonts/lettering as I prepared to write this book!

Jessica
Jessica
20 days ago

what was your inspiration to write this book?

Maddy
Maddy
19 days ago

Did you graduate from College? Did you formally study at a writing program of which there are now many? Or did you solo it?

mattie
mattie
19 days ago

I would ask, “who would you cast as Meg and Reid for the movie version of this book?” I think it would be a shoo-in for at least a Hallmark movie, although they would need to edit the very sexy love scenes. And on that subject, I suppose I would ask why we needed the whole “I have trouble in bed” confession. was it supposed to show how open the two of them have become with each other? I didn’t think we needed to know quite so much about that aspect of their relationship. Leave a few things to the… Read more »

Gwen Riegel
Gwen Riegel
16 days ago
Reply to  mattie

I agree.

Tammy
Tammy
16 days ago
Reply to  mattie

I think this would make a great Hallmark movie and I wondered about the “confession” also.

Sue
Sue
19 days ago

Did you start out to write a book about whistle blowing or did it just develop?

Carolyn Godbey
Carolyn Godbey
19 days ago

I liked the differences in the two main characters but wondered why you had Meg dressing like she did. It’s one thing to dress like an artist but something altogether to dress in cartoonish clothes.

Violett
Violett
15 days ago
Reply to  Carolyn Godbey

It’s probably just because cartoonish clothes are fun? I wear that kind of thing all the time. There is no one way to “dress like an artist.” People can wear whatever they like as long as they aren’t symbols of bigotry.

JoAnn
JoAnn
19 days ago

Why that twist to the story about Reid was added to the story?

Kathleen Yohn
Kathleen Yohn
19 days ago

How did you become fascinated with fonts?

Laurie Bircher
Laurie Bircher
19 days ago

How did you come up with combing signs/planners and Wall Street together? Do you have a love for fonts? What started all this thought process? Was it a sign you saw or a person who does what Meg did?

Kate Clayborn
Kate Clayborn
18 days ago
Reply to  Laurie Bircher

I spent a good deal of time in New York before I wrote this book, and had done a lot of research on “ghost signs” in the city — so I knew where to look for a lot of them! Every walk Meg and Reid take, I took myself.

Katherine Burlew
Katherine Burlew
19 days ago

I would ask where she grew up. I was wondering if she was from Ohio like Meg (and myself!).

Kate Clayborn
Kate Clayborn
18 days ago

I am a native Ohioan!

Mandi
Mandi
19 days ago

Not a question, but I would want to see some of the designs Meg did for planners 🙂

Michelle of Tuscany Spa
Michelle of Tuscany Spa
19 days ago
Reply to  Mandi

Me too. Or at least a list of artists that the author follows Or is inspired by.

Andrea
Andrea
19 days ago

How much did you know about Meg and Reid’s personalities before you started writing the book and did they end up doing anything surprising that you weren’t planning on?

Sam
Sam
19 days ago

I love the book

Fortress
Fortress
18 days ago

What type of planner do you use?

Kate Clayborn
Kate Clayborn
18 days ago
Reply to  Fortress

I bullet journal, and I use a leuchtturm1917, dot grid, A5 size!

Joan Kramer
Joan Kramer
18 days ago

What was your inspiration for creating the characters Meg and Reid with their flaws and quirks. Particularly in the relationships they had with family & friends, then with each other.

Karen Eveline
Karen Eveline
18 days ago

I’ve been studying the signs and lettering in my small town since reading this book! Do you still do that, or have you moved on to another inspirational activity? 🙂

Kate Clayborn
Kate Clayborn
17 days ago
Reply to  Karen Eveline

I still do look at signs, yes! Can’t wait until things are a bit safer so that I can be out there again!

Debi
Debi
18 days ago

Should we, as readers, have been able to “decode” Reid’s letter? I couldn’t see what he meant by number?

Cayla S.
Cayla S.
18 days ago

Great book! I’m already looking forward to the next one. Any plans for a series? I would love to see Meg expand her circle of friends in NYC.

Diana LeBeau
Diana LeBeau
18 days ago

Why did Reid have to be so extremely attractive? Would Meg have been as interested in a guy with the same personality if he was only average looking? Great storyline otherwise.

Erica Didier
Erica Didier
17 days ago

Do you really know of any companies that specifically deal with calligraphy designs?? I would not have thought that there would be a demand for that and I think it is so intriguing!

ingrid
ingrid
17 days ago

what do you love about writing books?

Paula
Paula
17 days ago

I read the Kindle version as I assume most of us did. Would we have seen more examples of font differences in the printed book? Now and then the Kindle seemed to try to show us a different font, but it was hard to see. Would you recommend reading the book in print instead of on Kindle?