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I can’t believe I have my own Fan Club. I never even knew I wanted one, but now, I’m so glad I have one, and I’m so glad you’re in it.  Download a Fan Club membership certificate.

Cooking is so, so, so much fun, especially if you’re making something yummy.  Here are some of my favorite recipes.

As you know, I loooooooooove to write. Choose one of the following activities, print out super cute pages just for you to write on, and have fun, fun, fun!

Go green with me with these fun tips and activities!  Make Your Own “For the Birds” Bird Feeder below. 

Mallory Fan Club

Get Cooking with Mallory

Write Something!

Mallory Goes Green

There's lots of fun stuff here for you to print out like your very own bookmarks and calendar pages. Print and color them—they will look sooooo cute!

Bookmarks and Calendars

Have you read them all?

Check out all the Mallory books!

About the Creator

I’m constantly thinking about Mallory. What she might say or do, where she’s going, and what will happen to her in future stories. I especially like thinking about things she might do that could get her into trouble (that seemed to happen a lot to me when I was her age).

When I write the Mallory books, I start with one big thing that is happening in her life. I like to write the beginning and the ending of the book, and then I go back and fill in all the stuff in the middle. Here’s a secret about me: I’m a huge fan of happy endings.

How do you write the Mallory books?

Usually about 3-4 months. Some books I write a little faster, but if I have a lot going on in my life (like recently, I got a new puppy and I have been trying to train him to go to the bathroom outside, which has taken much more time than I thought it would!), the books take a little longer.

How long does it take you to write a Mallory book?

We both love to paint our toenails and we’re crazy about the color purple. We also like it when people do what we want them to do (even though we both feel like sometimes that is not the case).

What do you and Mallory have in common?

There are a lot of things I like about her, but I’d have to say that my favorite thing is that she’s a letter writer. I love writing letters. I have so much fun making up the letters that Mallory and Mary Ann write to each other.

What is your favorite thing about Mallory?

I picked Mallory’s last name first. When I was a little girl, I always wanted my last name to be McDonald (like the restaurant). I like the sound of Mallory McDonald.

How did you pick the name Mallory?

Because cinnamon roll and coffee ice cream don’t sound like very good names for a cat.

Why did Mallory name her cat Cheeseburger?

An Interview with Laurie B. Friedman

Absolutely! Sometimes when I create characters, I take bits and pieces of personalities from different people I know and roll them into one. Mary Ann is a combination of two best friends that I had when I was growing up. Other times, I base characters on one person. Winnie is exactly like a girl I went to school with (and never really liked). Max is the spitting image of a boy who lived on my street. Fortunately, he was my neighbor, not my brother!

Are the other characters based on people that you know?