I REALLY like Suzanne Supplee...I've even sent her fan email...and she writes back! Here is an interview with her: http://us.penguingroup.com/nf/Author/AuthorPage/0,,1000070368,00.html?sym=QUE. Her website can be found at http://www.suzannesupplee.com/. I am currently reading her book Somebody Everybody Listens To.
This is a breezy novel in a series I didn't know existed: Students Across the Seven Seas. I am glad to discover this series because not every teen girl wants to date a vampire or really be a fairy. I think it is kind of like Sweet Valley High for exchange students. They can be found at http://us.penguingroup.com/static/pages/youngreaders/teens/features/sass.html. I am trying to get them ordered by Limitless Libraries for our school's library!
I sometimes toy with the idea of writing. I had that bad experience with the writing competition a few months back, but I am still VERY happy with my short story that came of it. I have an idea for a book of similar short stories...maybe that will happen this summer. What I like about Supplee is that her stories are real. I have another idea for a novel I've been toying with but afraid to start it because it was just real, as opposed to extraordinary. Maybe I'll write it anyway.