Lennys sunshineGuess who turns 15 today?

I can hardly believe that Lenny Lee is already 15! Wasn’t he having his 11th birthday only last year?

Over the years, Lenny has brought joy into a lot of bloggers’ lives. His sunshiny avatar, his fondness for exclamation points, and his clever wit cheered us during our writing struggles, lifted us up after our failures, and celebrated with us over our successes. Lenny was one of my beta readers for The Eighth Day and The Inquisitor’s Mark.

When I retired earlier this year, Lenny sent me a gift of two mugs — one with the titles of banned books and one with the first lines of famous novels — and a lovely card wishing that one of my books would someday end up on a mug!


Lately, Lenny has been absent from the blogosphere. I know he probably has many important teenage things to do, like saving the world, defeating villains, battling monsters, and overturning despotic governments. (Pick up a YA novel and check out what the teenagers are doing. They’re all very busy.)

But this Birthday Blog Fest is just to let Lenny know how much we’ve missed him. Lenny, when you have the time, we’d love to hear from you! Tell us what you’ve been up to!