October’s More than Just Halloween

October has been a busy month with fall festivals, reunions, and reading to children at local schools. The month started with a book signing for my newest book, Tired of School, at Literary Bookpost in Salisbury and ended with rekindling old friendships at the North Rowan High School reunion.

Everyday seems to bring a new surprise. The high school reunion was especially sweet because everyone was ready to have a good time. I especially liked the fact that I won a door prize. I was the lucky winner of a Betty Sedberry print. Betty Sedberry is a local artist  known for her ability to capture many the local landmarks through her art. My print was that of a local hangout from high school days called Zestos. Looking at the details of the print, it was almost like forty years had disappeared and I was a teenager again ordering a large fry and coke.

Thanks to everyone who bought a book or two at the reunion. Many told me of plans to share the books, Tired of My Bath and Tired of School, with their grandchildren. I hope everyone has a lot of quiet times to share and enjoy reading these books. If you get a chance to post any comments from your grandchildren that would be awesome.


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51 Responses to October’s More than Just Halloween

  1. Victoria Post says:

    HI! You may remember me from when you were a sub for Mrs. Franks and I love the way you write your books and I hope that the book that you are writing will be good and I am sure that it will be, thanks for taking your time reading this.

    • admin says:

      Hi Victoria. I’m glad you liked my books. I just sent my third book to the publisher last week, so this is an exciting time for me. Thank you for your comments.

  2. Kate Carter says:

    Hello, my name is Kate. I can’t wait till you can come and read to us. I like your books and love the way they are written.
    Your friend,

    • admin says:

      Hi Kate, I can’t wait to come read to your class and share the fun of writing. I’m glad you like my books and thank you for leaving a comment.

  3. Kira Rymer says:

    Hello, my name is Kira and I like your books. I can’t wait until you come and read them to us. I like the way your books rhyme and are funny. You are an awesome writer!

    • admin says:

      Hello Kira, I’m glad you like my books and the way they rhyme. Sometimes it’s hard to think of a rhyme so I often use rhymezone.com. It’s very helpful. Your class has put a smile on my face today because of all your comments. Tell Mrs. Rymer thank-you for me.

  4. Hannah Turpin says:

    Dear Dicy Mccullough,
    I am in Mrs. Rymers A.I.G reading class. I enjoyed your book and the picures are amazing. I enjoy rhyming books. I loved your books they were great. Who is the Illustrator?

    Hannah Turpin

    • admin says:

      Dear Hannah, I’m glad you liked my books. The illustrator for my first two books was D.M. Contento. He works for the publisher. The illustrator for my third book is a friend, Jean Barlow. She is amazing too. Thanks for asking.

  5. Olivia Gardner says:


    • admin says:

      Dear Olivia, Thank you for your comments. I’m glad you liked the book, Tired of My Bath, and that it made you laugh. Sometimes it does take a long time to write a book and sometimes it happens quickly. When you write rhyming stories changing just one word can change the storyline. I look forward to seeing you too.

  6. Savannah Pless says:

    Hi, Dicy! I was wondering if Dicy is your real name? I loved your book Tired Of M y Bath, it was sooo funny! Thank you for reading this,and please reply. 🙂

    • admin says:

      Hi Savannah, I’m glad you liked the book, Tired of My Bath, and found it funny. Yes, Dicy is my real name. I was named after my great-aunt who lived to be almost 100 years old. Dicy is an old southern name. Thanks for asking.

  7. Thomas Bost says:

    Hello,Mrs.McCullough I am Thomas Bost and love your book Tired of My Bath.It gives kids a lesson that mom knows best.I am looking forward to see you at my school on December 19.Please reply back.

    Your fan,
    Thomas Bost

    • admin says:

      Hi Thomas, I’m glad you liked the book, Tired of My Bath, and found the lesson about Mom knowing best. I am excited about visiting your school and can’t wait. Mrs. Rymer, has done an awesome job in preparing your class for that day.

  8. Elijah Carpenter says:

    Hey Dicy retired music teacher I love your books and can,t wait until december 19th the day you come to bostian elementary.

  9. Jacob Horner says:

    Please write chapter books.

    • admin says:

      Hi Jacob, I am working on a chapter book and have been working on it for two years. It’s about two thirteen-year-old girls in school during the years1963-1964. One has an older brother who eventually goes to Vietnam. Maybe your class can help me with the storyline.

  10. Zachary Leach says:

    What chapter books do you like and why?

    • admin says:

      Hi Zachary, I like historical fiction best. My favorite chapter books are the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn because they take you back in time and they’re funny. I’m glad you asked.

  11. Matthew Correll says:

    Hi, Mrs. Mccullough. I really think your books are good and they are good for little kids to understand how life is.Just to tell you that I am nine and not a little kid, but I still like your books. Oh, by the way, I forgot to tell you my name! My name is Matthew Correll, and you were a music teacher substitute for my school one day!

    • admin says:

      Hi Matthew, I’m glad to hear from you and that you like my books. Even though you’re not a little kid, it’s good to get feedback from all ages because it helps me when writing the next book. Thanks.

  12. Will Bivens says:

    Hi Dicy, I think your books are oh-so-good that I wanted to leave a reply about them. I really like the characters, and in Tired Of My Bath, it’s really funny when you make the boy really stinky! My birthday is coming up, and one of your books would make a GREAT present! I also can’t wait till you come to my school, and when your new book is released! Oh boy, I just adore your books!

    • admin says:

      Hi Will, I’m so glad you like my books. I just sent the third book, Tired of Being Different, to the publisher last week and can’t wait for the galley to come back. Maybe you can research what a galley is and let me know when I come to visit. I hope you will get a book for your birthday. I’ll be glad to autograph it for you.

  13. Nathaniel Kimball says:

    Hello, Mrs.McCullough, I am Nathaniel Kimball. Your book Tired of my Bath is great for kids who hate their baths. It is a great book for other kids too. As a matter of fact, all of your books teach kids a lesson that there are things that you have to do in life.

    Your Reader,
    Nathaniel Kimball

  14. Robert Barringer says:

    HI!!!! My name in Robert Barringer. I love to read. Your books are very funny and interesting. They are great for little kids. I think the all of the books that you write are great. They were sooo good that I left a reply. Hope you have a great day! SEE-YA

  15. Taylor Porozynski says:

    Hey Mrs. McCullough! I really look forward to you coming to our school and reading to us! I remember when you came to my old school at Shive Elementary and read “Tired Of My Bath”. I loved that book and the way it rhymed! I also remember when you signed my yearbook at Shive saying “Dear Taylor, Follow the dreams in your heart!”. I still have that yearbook(: You can write really amazing books! So thank you for that!

    • admin says:

      Hi Taylor, I remember seeing you at Shive. That was an awesome day and I’m glad you let me sign your yearbook. I hope you are following the dreams in your heart. I know I am. See you soon.

  16. Lauren Dowd says:

    Hi!! I am really looking forward to when you come to Bostian. You have been a sub for my music class. I really enjoyed you.Your books are amazing! I like you books because they rhyme and they are ssssssoooooo cute!!!!

    • admin says:

      Hi Lauren, I’m looking forward to coming to Bostian and visiting with your class. Thank you for liking my books and sharing your thoughts about why.

  17. Ainsley Moore says:

    Hey. I am crazy and funny. I love to read. My mom says I never finish books. But she is wrong. I went to a literary book post in downtown salisbury and I heard one of your books. Mrs. Rymer also read my A.I.G class. I can’t wait for you to come to our author meeting. I did Jerry Spinelli.

    • admin says:

      Hi Ainsley, Thank you for coming to the Literary Book Post for one of my book signings. That always means a lot to an author. I can’t wait to visit and learn about the authors your class has researched.

  18. Hannah Jones says:

    Hello, Mrs.Dicey McCullough! My name is Hannah! And I can’t wait till you come and visit Bostian Elementary School! I’m a 5th grader. I will be introducing you at our program that the 5th grade AIG kids will be doing! I loved your book Tired Of Taking A Bath! I did some research on you after we read Tired Of Taking A Bath! I found some interesting things about you! I have a question! Are you or have you written a chapter book? I do love your books but I was wondering if you have or are writing a chapter book! I am a dancer and i have a motto and it is “If you put your mind to it you can concur anything!” Do you have a motto? Well! I can’t wait to see you at Bostian Elementry!
    Hannah Jones

    • admin says:

      Hello Hannah, I think it’s awesome that you are going to introduce me at the program. I can’t wait to see what you have to say. I’m working on a chapter book and so far have 22 chapters. I might need some input from your class. I guess my motto would be to follow the dreams in your heart. That’s what I’m doing now.

      • Hannah Jones says:

        Hello Dicy! It’s Hannah again! And I just got what I was going to interduce you with! It’s an honor to be annoucing you! I have a question. Do you still work at the Salisbury Post? If you do, do you know Nathan Hardin? If you do that’s my cousin! 🙂

        • admin says:

          Hello Hannah. I can’t wait to hear the introduction. I still write a column for the Salisbury Post. Usually it’s in the newspaper on Fridays. If I miss a week it might be because I’ve been sick or something. I know who Nathan Hardin is and I know you must be very proud that he is your cousin.

          • admin says:

            Hello again, Hannah. I love your smiley face! For some reason I can’t get my smiley face to stay. Help!

  19. Kelsie Ritchie says:

    Hello, Mrs. Dicy McCullough I loved your book I’m Tired of My Bath. I can’t wait to hear what you have to say at your program. I can’t wait! I want to read your new book so bad. I think my little sister will enjoy your books. I hope you can sub again for us so.
    Kelsie Ritchie

    • admin says:

      Hello Kelsie, I’m glad you liked my book, Tired of My Bath. How old is your sister? I’m excited about coming to visit and can’t wait to hear what you have to say, too.

  20. Riley Johnson says:

    Hi I was in your music class when you subbed. I really like music and you did a good job subbing. I have read your book Tired Of My Bath in AIG. When is the last book coming out I cant wait to read it. I also cant wait for you to come to see our author projects.

    From Riley

    • admin says:

      Hi Riley, I’m glad you have read Tired of My Bath and liked it. The next book, Tired of Being Different, should be out sometime after the first of the year. However, I’ll be able to let you preview it before then. I look forward to seeing your author projects when I come to visit.

    • admin says:

      Hi Riley, I’m glad you liked Tired of My Bath. The next book, Tired of Being Different, should be out sometime after the first of the year, I hope. I can’t wait to see your author projects when I come to visit.

  21. Cade Rodgers says:

    Hi my name is Cade Rodgers.I go to your church Franklin Baptist Church.I have heard Tired Of My Bath and I think it is a awesome book.I was one of the students when you subbed for Ms.Hubbards class.I thought you were a great music teacher.I can’t wait until you come to are author meeting.

    • admin says:

      Hi Cade. I’m glad you liked the book Tired of My Bath and I can’t wait to share the latest book in the series, Tired of Being Different. I had fun substituting for your class in music. I’ll see you soon.

  22. Kiersten Smith says:

    Hi, I came to listen to your stories at Literary Book Post in Downtown Salisbury, North Carolina and your books were very funny. The book made me want to read them, so I did. I liked them so much, I read them to my little brother. He is four years old and he almost busted my eardrums, he laughed so hard. Wierd huh. Please keep writing and if you can, please write some chapter books. Thx. Bye!!!!!!!!!!

    • admin says:

      Hi Kiersten, Thank you for coming to the Literary Book Post to hear my books. I’m glad your little brother thought they were funny. I will keep writing and hope that you will too.

  23. admin says:

    Thanks to Mrs. Rymer’s AIG class for their awesome comments.

  24. GregTorson says:

    Cool post as for me. Thanks a lot for providing this information.

    Greg Torson
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