I hope you will all be patient with me while I figure out how to answer questions on this #$*!! computer.  This answer is for Kathryn Dwyer.  Thank you for liking the Ear, the Eye and the Arm so much.  Someone has just done a screen play for it and has given it to Will Smith.  He is interested, but nothing in Hollywood is certain.  He is probably waiting to see whether Obama is elected before taking a chance on such an off beat project.  Up till now, Hollywood has been unwilling to make a movie about black children because they think the market is too small.  They think there won't be any European sales either.  A long time ago I was turned down by a top New York publisher because she said no one wanted to read a book about black children.  This turned out to be wrong and perhaps Hollywood is wrong, too.

Thank you for coming to my website!  I will do my best to respond to any questions or comments you leave here.

Sharon Levin
8/21/2008 06:30:53 am

VERY NICE!!! An easy site to navigate (and that's coming from someone who does NOT like surfing through websites). Can't wait for the next book!! (No pressure.)

Daniel Farmer
8/21/2008 11:43:53 am

Beautifully done site!! Every link worked perfectly and the bio would make an interesting book in itself.

8/22/2008 06:09:40 am

hooray, you have a website! xxoo sdn

8/25/2008 04:13:51 am

Terrific job on the site HF! I had no idea Nancy went on so many adventures!

8/25/2008 02:01:06 pm

please make another house of scorpion book

8/30/2008 11:42:28 am

Hi neighbor! Kristi told me that you are an author, so I looked you up. I'm impressed that you've written so many books. I live next door to somebody famous! See you around.

9/4/2008 11:15:54 am

I first read "The Sea of Trolls" when I was in middle school and I found it one of the most amazingly well written fantasy books that I'd read (and by that age I'd gone through more fantasy books than the average high schooler). It wasn't till this year that I found out that a sequel was written to "The Sea of Trolls" and I ordered it immediately. What I'm trying to say is that I can't wait till "The Islands of the Blessed" comes out and that I really like your Troll series. I hope you publish the day in which the book comes out soon :D.

Melanie Robertson
9/8/2008 12:35:01 am

Do you do speaking engagements? Your book "The House of the Scorpion" was chosen to be on our school district's middle school book list. We have a wonderful celebration on May 12th, 2009. Can I send you more information?


Phyllis Reding
9/17/2008 03:08:10 am

I am completing my masters in reading and the course I am completing involves an author study. I look forward to reading your books and my daughter, Ruth (she is 15) will be reading them with me. Thanks for sharing the love of reading with so many...
P.S. if you get a chance go to www.tatepublishing.com My recently published children's book, Oma's Red Hat is located there. Let me know what you think...

9/24/2008 10:29:02 am

Hello Ms. Farmer,

I'm in the seventh grade and writing a book report on The House of the Scorpions.

I really enjoyed the book and I was wondering if you were writing a sequel. I want to know what is happening to the characters now. I hope you do.

You are a great writer.

Kathryn Dwyer
10/10/2008 08:04:20 am

Hello Ms. Farmer,
My name is Kathryn Dwyer, and I am a 23 year old student of Creative Nonfiction Writing at the University of Pittsburgh. As a writing student I've been going back to my favorite books as a child in attempt to learn how to capture everything those books meant to in my own writing. I just picked up The Ear, the Eye and the Arm again, and fell back in love. It is just an incredible story, it has so much depth and insight. The only thing I could think of after reading it though, was why hasn't this been made into a movie? I do not have any idea how to go about this, but I would love the chance to make it into a movie script. Thank you!! -Kathryn Dwyer

10/13/2008 07:58:18 am

Hi there,

I am a long time reader of your books, and I just want to say how strong and moving each book was to me, thank you so much for telling your stories as well as you do.


10/14/2008 10:46:02 am

Hi i posted a comment earlier on the house of the scorpion sequal. I'm stoked about that!!!!

Anywhoo..... i am doing a book report of sorts... and i had a Q about THOTS (The House Of The Scorpion):

I was wondering if you would be planning on maktng THOTS (and now i guess it's sequal also...mabey?), into a movie?(...that would do killr in the box!!!)

plz think about it, even if its just to think "Has that kid lost his MIND!?!? Doesn't me know that it takes lots of time and money to make a movie?!?!?! Geeze, kids these days... I tell Ya"

hahaha, just kidding, but the answers(in case you WERE wondering) are: 'NO' to the first, 'YES' to the second, and 'yes, i agree with you 100%, kids these days are a pain'. (i'm a sophomore, and freshmen are a pain)

I am serious about if you have considered/ given thought to making THOTS into a movie...

ringraziato, e buono giorno,

P.S.: Plz e-mail me your ans... i need a response for my review...

Diane Nichols
10/14/2008 12:33:20 pm

Dear Nancy, My son and I must drive one hour each way in heavy traffic to get him to and from school each day. This used to be a chore. This is no longer a problem since we discovered you and The Sea of Trolls on audio cd!! Now we eagerly leap into the car and switch on the story, breathless for more adventures with Jack and the amazing Northmen. You have a magnificent brain and a velvety, utterly satisfying way with words. We can't wait for the next books. Please live for a very long time. You are a gift! With sincere appreciation for expanding our minds, hearts, and imaginations, Diane Nichols and Will Nichols (age 9)

10/20/2008 07:33:22 am

Hello Ms.Farmer
I'm a sophmore in high school and I am doing a book report on you and i just wanted to tell you that The House of the Scorpion is one my of all time favorite books. It really has you thinking about whats going to happen next and its a real page turner.

Overall a real great book, and I will definitely recommend this book.

If you could, please e-mail me for proof.


10/27/2008 10:36:56 am

Hello! My name is Mike Cohen and I am a middle school teacher in Orlando, Fl. Many of my students have read and loved House Of The Scorpion. This year I am trying a new idea to help my non-readers find a passion for books and amplify the excitement of those that are avid readers. I have created a website http://www.Book-Space.com where students can log on and review their favorite books. The more books a student reviews the more prestige and awards they receive. They also get further credit for persuading other students to read the books they have reviewed. The end result is much like an online book club with students encouraged to read books in a variety of genres they may never have picked up before. Here is the Book-Space review Kris. F of House Of The Scorpion:

"The House of the Scorpion is a MARVELOUS book, definitely in my top 5! It's a science-fiction novel full of action, betrayals, and it takes place in the future.

When El Patrón has a near-fatal heart attack, he requires a heart transplant from Matt. El Patrón dies, and Matt escapes the mansion. He sets off in search of María and her mother, Esperanza. WIll Matt Be able to cross the border and find María, and uncover the many lies about the country of Opium?

I'd recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a great science-fiction novel, or anyone who enjoys futuristic novels about clones and hovercrafts. It's full of betrayals, unexpected events, and the journey of a lifetime. On a scale of 1 to 10, The House of the Scorpion receives an astonishing 9.5!"

and Jeni. N's response:

"I agree with Kris that House of the Scorpion was an excellent read, defiantly in my top 10! One thing I loved about this book was it really made you think about things, not just in the book, but in a real life perspective, like human cloning and the value of human life. The unusual setting the characters live in is brought vividly to life because of the incredible amount of detail. I think this book would appeal to any one who likes science fiction, fantasy, adventure or a good coming-of-age story. Despite the fact that the final chapters feel rushed, Farmer keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout the entire novel. On a scale of 1 to 10 I'd give this book a phenomenal 9!"

Overall one month into the Book-Space experiment we have 350 book reviews posted and the kids seem to love it. Up until now I have been giving small trinkets as rewards to the top reviewers, but since the site is designed to encourage reading, I would like the prizes to be literature related. I was hoping that you might be able to offer some incentives for the students such as a signed copies, pre-released books, posters, bookmarks or anything else you can think of. If you know any authors new to the fantasy scene or established authors such as yourself that would be interested please feel free to forward this email on. If you have the time to log on to www.Book-Space.com (it needs the dash between book and space to work) my students would love to know that you are reading the reviews they have written of your books. So far we have had 10 bestselling authors visit and post on the site and the students are thrilled. If you are ever in the Orlando area for a conference or just passing through we would love to have you come speak with our students. Thanks in advance for any support you can offer.

-Mike Cohen
6-8 Grade Gifted Teacher

Sarah Anne
10/29/2008 06:46:24 am

I have read MANY of your books and i LOVED every one! You are a very talented and amazing author. I really enjoyed House of the Scorpion it was really great.
I have reserved many of your others- The Eye, Ear and the Arm and I just found out about your 2 books- The Island of the Silver Apples and The sea of Trolls and i am sure that when i get them they will be awesome { i reserved them at the library too}I cannot wait! After i read House of the Scorpion i said this HAS to be made a movie and i sure hope it does! I am having this parade at school and i want to be Matt from House of the Scorpion and i was wondering how you think he is supposed to look like because i want to dress up as him. if u have any ideas please get back to me as soon as you can

- Sarah Anne

Sarah Anne
10/29/2008 06:50:19 am

i forgot to also tell you that will you think about making another House of the Scorpion? IT WOULD BE THE BEST!!

11/3/2008 01:21:40 am


I am so excited to have found your website. I picked up House of Scorpian a year ago after my daughter read it and recommended it to me. I have to say, I LOVED IT! I grew up in Southern California but spent some of my summers in El Paso, Texas where my parents are from. Your story was so close to my heart. The desert, the characters, the border; so true to what it is. I also loved the idea of cloned humans to prolong the longevity of others and replace their organs. Brilliant! Not long after reading your book, cloned beef was approved by the FDA. It was such big news here in France and my daughter and I had long conversations about it. I don't think your vision of the future is too far off.

So, a couple of weeks back she came home with Sea of Trolls. It was new to the American Section library at her Intl School. She gobbled it up and then gave it to me. We loved it. Since moving here we have learned and seen more of the landscape you describe in Sea of Trolls. It was great. I even recognized your description of the herring run that I recently read about in the book, Salt.

I am so impressed at how you can write two completely different stories so well; science fiction and fantasy. I am so happy to hear there are sequels to both books. We were both so sad to say good-bye to Thorgil. In the meantime both of us are going to ask her school librarian for copies of some of your other novels!


11/9/2008 07:10:43 am

Hi, I'm doing a report on you for school, and was hoping you could answer a few questions.

1. How many brothers/sisters did you have, and what were their names?

2. Is Daniel you only child?

3. do you have any funny stories about your books, family, of how you came up with characters?

Thank you for you time!!

Have a nice day :-)

11/9/2008 07:12:24 am

Oh, and A Girl Named Disaster was a brilliant book!!!!!

11/18/2008 03:16:20 am

Hi Nancy,

I'm trying to track down the film/TV rights to THE EYE, THE EAR AND THE ARM, and I understand that Irene Webb no longer represents these rights. Do you have a new agent?

I see that there is a screenplay out there, but is there a production company and/or studio attached?

I have a database for film/TV rights to books, and one of my clients is interested in the status of THE EYE, THE EAR AND THE ARM.


Emily Parker

11/19/2008 04:35:57 am

Is there a copyright to this website?
because since i'm doing a report, i have to do a works cited page to and i got a LOT of info here.

please answer!!!

Korey Rodecker
11/30/2008 11:08:44 am


I am doing The House of the Scorpion for a newbury author project and I had a few questions
1. Do you have any pets?

2. Do you prefer creative writing or non-creative writing?

If you could come up with a new writing quote for me that would be awesome!!!!! please answer

Korey Rodecker
12/3/2008 10:33:33 am

hi nancy I'm making a website also and want to know if you have to pay for your own domain. please answer

Terri Evans
12/8/2008 12:47:38 am

Dear Ms. Farmer,

My name is Terri Evans. I am the Media Specialist at Champlin Park High School in Champlin, Minnesota, located just north of Minneapolis. We are the largest high school in the state of Minnesota, serving a diverse population of approximately 3200 ninth through twelfth graders. We are currently planning for a summer, 2009, community read – the second summer that we have run this program called the “Red-Hot Rebel Read.” I am pleased to inform you that your book, The House of the Scorpion, has been chosen as one of our six finalist books.

We will ultimately purchase 3500 copies of the book that we choose for each of our staff members and students. Two of our criteria for choosing the book are that the book be available in paperback, and that the author agree to visit our school for two days in September of 2009 to present to, and work with, our students. The House of the Scorpion fulfills our first criteria. We would also like to know if you are willing to visit Champlin Park High School in September of 2009 if your book should be chosen. What is your fee for such visits? Do you require us to pay for airfare and accommodations, or does your publisher provide airfare and accommodations?

Congratulations! We are excited about the prospect of working with this book and with you. We hope to choose the 2009 Red-Hot Rebel Read by the end on January, 2009. We would appreciate your prompt response to this inquiry as we make plans for the summer of 2009! (I apologize if there is a better was to contact you. After much searching, this seemed the best way. I will also contact your publisher.) You can contact me at the above e-mail address.

Terri Evans
Champlin Park High School
Media Specialist

Thomas Kerdniyom
12/17/2008 05:48:29 am

Hey Ms.Farmer,

I have red The House of The Scorpion, and I loved it, very original, and exciting.

Usually, I would dislike reading, but about nine weeks ago my reading class started reading this book. At first I thought it was going to be one of those 'textbook' type of books (that's what I call it, since textbooks are boring).

But when I started reading it, I really got into it. I found myself reading about three or four chapters each night, when actually my teacher assigned only one chapter to read for homework. The other students started to actually finish the book within a week or two, instead of reading the book with the whole class. I had to keep myself from reading the rest of the book after school.

Just now I fisnished the last chapter, and I almost screamed at the book when I found out Tam Lin dies. But I understand that's what supposed to happen.

I would like to ask you a question, though. Could I get an autograph? I could mail my copy of The House of The Scorpion to you (I'll pay for shipping). Is it possible? I wouldn't feel any different if you rejected. I'll understand.

Thanks a lot if your reading this Ms.Farmer. And I appologize for the grammer, and misspellings, being an author and all, I'm sure you noticed.


12/19/2008 08:48:02 am

so you are doing a sequel to The House of the Scorpion?

1/7/2009 11:27:23 pm

Dear Ms. Farmer,
I have taught 6th grade Language Arts for 6 years now and House of the Scorpion has always been an important part of my curriculum because, in addition to being an exciting adventure with colorful characters, it gets students interested in science. Our school is a medical magnet and your book gives Language Arts teachers a chance to talk about science.
I wanted to know what books you used to research your House of the Scorpion. Do you have any recomendations for teachers or students for books about cloning or genetics?

1/12/2009 10:15:47 am

i just recently finished "The Sea Of Trolls" and was sad at the end, but i realised there was a sequel and was happy.
Well "The Sea Of Trolls" was the first real book i read all the way through.
I strongly hope someone makes a movie out of it. It would make the greatest ever!

will simson
1/29/2009 11:54:31 pm

can you tell me your address so i can send you a letter for an assignment?

2/4/2009 06:32:17 am

Dear Ms. Farmer,
I discovered your works in 2004 and have been wanting to write you a little 'love' letter ever since. I work as a film producer and had previously inquired about the rights to both The Ear The Eye and The Arm, as well as The House of the Scorpion. I was told at the time that you held the rights to the former and that the rights to the latter were available from the publisher but when I asked what the asking price for the option was, the publisher was not very forthcoming. I have not forgotten you and your groundbreaking works. I have been busy on other people's films and now wish to see if there is a way I can assist with bringing your visions to the big screen. I would love very much to have a conversation with you at your convenience. Please feel free to email me back directly if you would like assistance in this endeavor. It would mean the world to me to bring my skills to use towards bringing your stories to life. Thank you for your amazing gifts and I look forward to hearing from you.

Susan Fisher
2/15/2009 09:34:14 pm

The Ear, the Eye and the Arm mysteriously turned up at my house - I don't remember buying it - and I read it and loved it. It is so imaginative and yet feels so natural and real. I was sad to finish it yesterday: I will miss the children and the detectives, and the flawed, but very sympathetic, Mellower, and even the She-Elephant. You are fortunate to have such a rich imagination and insight into people's hopes and dreams. Thank you for a very special book. I must read more of your stories; they are not just for children.

2/24/2009 07:51:43 pm

Dear Mrs. Nancy Farmer
My name is Alexander and I am a seventh grader also lived in Zimbabwe for six years go to the American International school in Buenos Aires in Argentina
I have started reading the first book of the Troll Trilogy which is called The Sea of Trolls up to now it is great I understand the parts when the berserkers speak because I am from Sweden and Norway.I would really like to read The Land of the Silver Appes and i am looking forward to reading the Islands of the Blessed.

2/25/2009 06:12:50 am

Dear Nancy Farmer,
You are a great writer! I love your books and I'm currently reading The House of The Scorpion. I love the Ear, the Eye, and the Arm. We were supposed to read a few chapters at a time but I loved it so much that I read on! I'd like you to make a sequel. I could support you with ideas...maybe this sequel will be about a 6 year-old Sekai and she accidentally gets lost. Arm tries to find her but she keeps wandering off! Please try it out!

With love of your books,

2/28/2009 01:38:56 am

I'm a junior in high school and i'm doing a research paper on your book The House of the Scorpion. And i have some questions regarding your works.

What is your religious view?

Did your religion affect the ethics of cloning in The House of the Scorpion?

What is your view on cloning regarding your religion?

Are there any other books that you wrote that were influenced by your religion?

It would be nice if you could reply on this website so i can cite this interview for my research paper.

3/4/2009 09:43:08 pm

i loves the book sea of trolls. but just to clarify frith is dead. right?

3/5/2009 09:51:12 am

I absolutely love The Ear, the Eye and the Arm! I think a movie with Will Smith would be great. And could you please write a sequel? I would really like to know more about Arm's past. I'm looking forward to seeing anything new from you.

3/17/2009 09:04:00 pm

I really like your short story 'Remember Me'. My Norwegian students love it as well. I also provide Norwegian students with subject contents in English and I am trying to get in contact with your agent on terms and condition so that we can publish this short story on our web site (www.ndla.no). Who do I contact on rights? Thank you for writing!

Best wishes,
Knut Inge

Cynthia Helen Beecher
3/19/2009 05:49:03 am

Hello Nancy,
Your website is amazing. I love the simplicity, the user-friendliness, the content.
Your life story is a novel begging to be written, if not an oscar movie!
I am sorry we lost contact after I traveled from Zimbabwe and met you.
I've been back since 1997 and still live in Northern CA.
My greetings to Harold.

4/13/2009 02:50:28 am

4/24/2009 07:55:50 am

I don't know what compelled me to seek out your contact info today, almost fifteen years after reading The Ear, The Eye and the Arm for the first time. It wasn't my very favorite book [though of course I enjoyed it!], but it is a book that has stayed with me through the years, and one that I've grown to appreciate and enjoy even more as I've grown up. I look forward to giving it to my children one day. Thanks.
- Adelaide

4/30/2009 03:52:29 am

I am a retired Chicago Public Library children's librarian and have just finished reading The House of the Scorpion. I participated in the Emerson Middle School (Niles/Park Ridge, IL school district) reading program in which an adult and a seventh grader are paired up to read and discuss the same book. My 7th grade reading partner chose House of the Scorpion, and both he and I thoroughly enjoyed the book. I'd like to know why you chose the scorpion as a symbol, and as the title for the book. Does it have to do with the fact that scorpions sting and their poison kills, and that El Patron stings and kills?
Thank you so much for writing such an invigerating novel.
Civia Tuteur

5/10/2009 02:06:05 am


5/26/2009 05:06:18 am

Hi Nancy,
You met my wife Janice and I at the Cañada del Oro Open Space Preserve. It was a great pleasure to meet both you and Harold, and in such a wonderful place. There was so much life surrounding us as we spoke. I posted some of the photos of lizards, birds, butterflies, etc. that we saw that day. I also included a photograph of that beetle in the Mariposa Tulip that you mentioned.

6/5/2009 03:08:05 am

Hosford middle school
5303 SE. 28th place
Portland, Oregon 6/3/09

Dear Ms.Farmer

I Donovan and I just want to complement on your story skills. I think your books are grate. Your details wowed everyone in the class. What’s your favorite book that you’ve written? What’s your favorite book you haven’t written? Will there be a sequel to the house of scorpions? I hope there is cause that is what I will be reading. Do you like the eragon and the Artimes fowl series?

I like sports, fantasy books, and swimming. That’s my day stuff. I hope you right more books and if you could right one about a dragon by chance? Anyway I hope to see more of your books on shelve at other people’s homes, public and school libraries. Thanks for reading this and your time.


6/5/2009 03:19:38 am

Dear Ms. Farmer,
We are 6th grade students in Hosford Middle School in Portland, Oregon. This spring our class read The House Of The Scorpion. We are very excited to hear about the sequel to this book.

We are wondering how you will generate ideas, because there were no loose ends. All of the problems in the first book are resolved, so what new problems will Matt have to face? Does Tam Lin have any influence over Matt in the second book even though he is dead? We look forward to your reply, as we have been extremely curious about this subject.

6/5/2009 03:22:33 am

Dear Ms.Farmer,
My name is LeeAnn Farestrand.I am a 7th grade student attending Hosford Middle School in Portland Oregon.This spring my class read The House Of The Scorpion.I am writing to you because I would like to thank you for writing this book.It taught me how to enjoy reading and hoe to read with questions in mind;that way the book is more interesting.I think that your book is one of the best books I have ever read. It was fun to read,suspenceful,and made me want to keep reading. The only thing I disliked was that TamLin died instead of staying with Celia and Matt. Why was that? I still really loved The House Of The Scorpion and hope you write another book about it! Thanks again!

LeeAnn Farestrand

Robert Duerksen
6/5/2009 03:25:48 am

Dear Ms. Farmer,

My name Robert Duerksen, and i attend Hosford Middle School. i really liked your book House of the Scorpion And am looking forword to reading some of your other books. I have two questions about your book. Why did Tam Lim have to die? And i felt that you rushed into the ending of the book I am just wondering why you did that?

Nonny Ross, Shelly Tan
6/5/2009 03:26:21 am

Dear Ms.Farmer
We are students who go to Hosford Middle School in Portland, Oregon. We enjoyed reading "The House of Scorpion." We have a few questions for you. We were wondering why the shrimp tanks were important to the story. Also, why was Ton-Ton so excited about being a keeper. We hope to hear from you.

6/5/2009 03:31:35 am

Dear Ms.Farmer

My name is Kaleb Botsford and I attend Hosford middle school and I am writing to say that I loved your book "The House of the scorpion." we just finished reading it in my english class. What I loved about the book was that it whent fast but you could really stop and think about what is happening in the book.I really hope that someone will be interested in makin the book into a movi I think that would be a fantastic idea.

Tyson P
6/26/2009 04:07:59 pm

I have read, and then read aloud to my wife your Troll books. A rare act on my part, seldom do I reread a book unless it's been years. I'm sure you get compliments all the time, but I just wanted to say well done.

I write pages and pages every day at work and am attempting to write my own story as well. I hope it gets published but if I can just read it to my son someday that's enough for me. You made the comment somewhere that you've looked to other authors styles to improve your own. Something that struck me about your characters is how true they stay to themselves and yet how different they can be, their motivations, their goals (which are similar yet different), their paradigms. It is an ability I hope to emulate as I weave my own tale.

Again, thank you and good luck.


7/4/2009 06:55:45 am

I love The Ear, the Eye, and The Arm. I recommend it to people constantly. I don't remember how old I was when I first read it, but probably older than the general YA age, and it is still at the top of my favorites list. I read it at least once a year. I have it planned as a read aloud with my boys ages 8 and 9, and the tag along 1 yr old (I hope they never try to convince him we turned a twin into a lampshade! But I think they would try it if they thought about it.)

Anyway, very nice website. There are several of your books I have not read, but after listening to the excerpts and reading the descriptions, I will be looking for them. Here's wishing you continued good writing!


Justine Castellano
8/19/2009 12:54:19 pm

Hi, my name is Justine and I just graduated college as a media arts student. I read in the Q/A that you were hoping to make House of the Scorpion into a movie, and I would really like to talk to you about whether you have yet to find a company or made a deal with anyone. House of the Scorpion is one of my absolute favorite books, and I actually went into media arts because it is my dream to adapt my favorite YA books into great films. I would love it if you emailed me back. I am actually in the middle of starting up a film company with a group of trusting friends I graduated with. So please, if you could just get back to me I would appreciate so much. Thank You!

David Goldberg
8/25/2009 05:11:46 am

I loved The ear, The Eye, and The Arm. I was wondering, though, is there really onions, chiles, and tomatoes in sadza?

8/29/2009 12:03:11 am

Hi Nancy,
I have just finished listening to The Sea of Trolls on audio books. I have not been exposed to you or your writing before, so what a lovely surprise. I so enjoyed the Sea of Trolls and look forward to reading the next two books in the trilogy. I see that many people know of your exceptional writing abilities, so I just want to add my voice and say thank you for the great stories! Rune

11/18/2009 07:47:42 pm

Hi Ms. Farmer,

My name is Seth Locken, and I have been completely saturated with The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm. I am a young directing for theatre, and think your novel would make a breaking new musical. I would love to talk more with you about this, or show you some sketches of my ideas.

Seth Locken

12/9/2009 10:25:10 am

Hello, My son made this video about your book as a school assignment, I hope you enjoy it.

Samara W
1/8/2010 04:33:21 am

Dear Mrs. Farmer, I REALLY like your book A Girl Named Disaster. You describe things so well that I feel like am really there. My mom says we can get your other books sometime. I wonder what Africa looks like. I wish I could write as well as you.

Yours truly, Samara (age 9)

Alex Jurgena
3/1/2010 04:23:21 am

Dear Mrs. Farmer

Was just wondering, where is the oasis Matt and Tam Lin went to?

Lori Brunn
3/14/2010 08:22:50 pm

Dear Mrs Farmer, I have thought for years what a great movie The Ear, Eye & Arm would make and hope that it will happen.In my mind, it has everything. I can see it, taste it, feel it.My son and I listened to the audio tapes many times on road trips and enjoyed them so much. He also agrees, what a great movie that could be.I want to see the Elephant woman in the dump , the swaying mile high skyscraper..the Masks on the subway, Trash Man.. the list goes on and on, Oh, thank you so much...now help get that movie made!! Also loved House of the Scorpion and Girl Named Disaster...PS Oh course the movie could never be as Great as the book!!Most Sincerely, Lori Brunn

3/29/2010 09:42:50 am

will you ever write another sequel for "the island of the blessed" if you do since im sure we all grown up a bit since reading your books
perhaps introducing a love story between jack and thorgil
also how would one pronounce her name its been eating awat at me since
"sea of trolls"
on another note Ive the Trolls trilogy about 10 times each
and the house of the scorpion 12 times
in other words i wish the story of jack and thorgil never ended i had a hard time putting the "island of the blessed" down once i was nearing its end.
and one more thing why haven't there been any movies
then again i wouldn't want anybody butchering this story as they did
"Percy Jackson & The Olympians"
that film was a great way to waste 2 hours of my life

we all think Thorgil would make an excellent wife for jack if she dosent kill him first

thanks for everything you have written
I hope you stay healter
may you live longer
to write more books
(hopefully another trolls sequel)


jacob loughridge
4/5/2010 08:47:57 am


4/14/2010 08:22:31 am

U COULD SEND "the sea of trolls,the land of silver apples, AND the islands of the blessed" TO A DIRECTOR TO MAKE A SUCCSESFUL MOVIE OF IT

4/19/2010 01:31:17 pm

u are amazing excellent insparation

8/28/2010 02:51:12 am


I admire your for making a website,
and also doing your very best to
answer, and stay in touch with your fans.
It means so much to hear from the person,who wrote your all time favorite book that you can't even differntiate reality from :) im a bodybuilder, but this book is something that is an escape. i read it in 6th grade or so but not fully understanding it had a dream one night of Matt And Maria in the tunnel and remembered the book picked it up and read it throughlly. I left a comment on the House Of The Scorpion paige under the same name. If you can, just take your time and write me sometimes. Would love to sit and have coffee and talk about how a great mind of yours worked to make this wonderful book. sorry so complicated, its hard to put in words how great this book is.

-Eric Mashburn



10/28/2010 01:08:35 pm

It is really nice for me to see you and your great hardwork again.Every piece of your work look excellent.Looking forward to

hearing more from you!

12/1/2010 05:26:45 am

hello nancy farmer

12/1/2010 05:28:09 am

I ike your books that you write nancy farmer

10/23/2011 05:59:46 am

hey nancy, your book "house of the scorpion" was the best book iv'e ever read in my life and im only 11. I am looking forward to sending you a letter. I dont know where to send it though. Oh well i guess i'll find it. U rock nancy!

8/28/2013 10:24:39 am

I had no real idea as to where to leave a comment for you, so I guess I'll place it here and hope that someday somewhere you come across it.

When I was in middle school your book, House of the Scorpion, was in the sunshine state readers list. At the time I was an avid reader and loved your book to bits even though I never finished it, nor did I understand the deepness and complexities behind it.

I recently entered college and was surprised to find the book there in the library. I picked it up and within 5 days had read the whole thing.

I just wanted to tell you that your book made a huge impact on me as a person.

As a transgender, I find myself shunned and mistreated by even the closest of people to me. So seeing Matt overcome prejudice and abuse really strengthened my resolve to be as happy as I can be, despite what others will say or do to me because of it.

It also told me that even though I come from terrible parents I can still be a good person and that my fate isn't set as what they want me to be or how they may have influenced me to be.

I also have a lot of forgiveness problems. My partner has had some bad things done to him when he was younger and I couldn't find myself able to let go of the hatred towards the people who hurt them. But Maria and Saint Francis showed me that hatred was no way to approach something. That forgiveness and love were much more rewarding.

I still find it hard to cope with some things, but your book meant a lot to me.

Thank you.


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