Betty Birney Contact Information Please note: I am having surgery on April 8 and will be unavailable for an unknown period of time beginning April 7. Recovery is 6-8 weeks and I'm not sure when I'll be back at the computer.

The best way to contact me is via email. Just click on the Contact link at the bottom of each page. If you need a quick response for a report, that's the fastest way. If you want a snail mail reply, send your address and please, your last name - printed neatly. At the risk of sounding cranky, if I can't read it, I can't answer you. I have literally spent hours trying to decipher a student's name or address.

If you are a classroom and all the students write me letters, I won't be able to answer them all, but I'm happy to write one letter to the whole class.

Please don't ask for a free book from me. I make my living selling books and I'd have to buy a book to send to you, which isn't possible.

If you want to send a snail mail letter, please be aware that it might take awhile to get to me - sometimes six months or more. Make sure you send it to the right publisher (see below) - otherwise it gets delayed further. A self-addressed, stamped envelope is appreciated but hardly anyone ever does this.

(By the way, if you ever want to know where to mail a letter to an author, the publisher's address is always inside the book.)

Fan mail for: Humphrey USA- note, responses may be delayed for months
Betty G. Birney
c/o Author Mail
Penguin Young Reader's Group
345 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014

Fan mail for: The Seven Wonders of Sassafras Springs
Betty G. Birney
c/o Author Mail
Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division
1230 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020

Fan mail for: The Princess and the Peabodys
Betty G. Birney
c/o Author Mail
HarperCollins Children's Books
1350 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019

In the UK for: Humphrey books, The Princess and the Peabodys
Betty G. Birney c/o Author Mail
Faber & Faber
Bloomsbury House
74-77 Great Russell Street
London WC1B 3DA