Before Twilight and Edward Cullen there were Sweet Dreams Pocketbooks

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Before Stephanie Meyer wrote Twilight, there were line of Sweet Dreams pocketbooks (and Sweet Valley High) that talk about young and (less complicated) romance.  I am feeling nostalgic today and thought of sharing with you the young romantic pocketbooks I grew up with!

I’m sure that some of you have a collection of them.  I used to have a lot but I lost them all somehow in between moves but I kind of missed them today.

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One of my fond memories about Sweet Dreams was that I wrote to Barbara Conklin, author of P.S. I Love You when I was around 12ish or younger.  She amazingly wrote me back using a typewriter and that was the thrill of my life!  Imagine if you write to Stephanie Meyer and she writes back personally thanking you for reading her book? I guess in this age of time, that doesn’t happen anymore.  Stephanie Meyer’s website even says “Stephenie is still much too busy to re-open her fan email or snail mail addresses.  She is in the process of writing/editing multiple books, and I think we can all agree that we would rather that she spends her time writing instead of reading thousands of emails every day.” (source:  I guess that’s understandable.  The woman is far more successful than many authors in history.

So what are you Sweet Dream Pocketbook memories?


4 comments for “Before Twilight and Edward Cullen there were Sweet Dreams Pocketbooks

  1. fe
    November 4, 2011 at 6:58 AM

    hi! seeing these books again bring back sweet memories of my high school days. i’m looking for one of these that have a picture of a girl with purple eyes, i forgot the title of it. it’s just that i loved looking at her pic & the story of course. thanks!

    • November 5, 2011 at 8:31 AM

      Agree! I love Sweet Dreams. They remind me of my HS days too! PS I love you was my favorite!

  2. Kelly
    November 9, 2011 at 5:50 PM

    I am a family member of Barbara Conklin. She is alive and well in So. California. She recently moved into independent care living. During the move, we found a few boxes of her books, specifically, P.S. I Love You. She would be happy to give her books to fans. If you are interested, e-mail me.

    • November 9, 2011 at 9:09 PM

      Thank you so much for the update about Barbara Conklin! I’m happy to hear she’s doing well! It is so generous of you to offer her books. I will definitely send you an email separately about this!

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