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Pen Pal | Francesca Forrest
72 posts | 2 read | 2 to read
Em is a twelve-year-old girl in a floating community off the Gulf Coast. Kaya is a political activist in a terrifying prison. They are pen pals. Em's wistful message in a bottle finds its way to Kaya, imprisoned above the molten lava of the Ruby Lake. Both are living precarious lives, at the mercy of societal, natural, and perhaps supernatural forces beyond their control. Kaya's letters inspire Em, and Em's comfort Kaya-but soon this correspondence becomes more than personal. Individual lives, communities, and even the fate of an entire nation will be changed by this exchange of letters. "Pen Pal" is a story of friendship and bravery across age, distance, and culture, at the intersection of the natural and supernatural world.
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CindyMyLifeIsLit
Pen Pal | Francesca Forrest
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Here is a long-delayed picture of the goodies my wonderful pen pal sent me! When I opened the box, the Stranger Things pen was right on top, and that would have been enough right there! (❤️Stranger Things)! Thanks so much for everything, @Emilyrjones22 , these books have been on my tbr for too long—now I can do something about that! 😁❤️❤️

Emilyrjones22 Yay!! Let me know how My Brilliant Friend is - I‘ve heard a lot of good things. And writing is always better with a fun pen! 4mo
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LA_Mead
Pen Pal | Francesca Forrest
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Hey #poutinepenpals ! I‘m sending out a bunch of mail today! Sorry for the delay! It‘s been an insane couple of months...

PurpleyPumpkin Ah, life, eh? It can be crazy... 3mo
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Bookwormjillk
Pen Pal | Francesca Forrest
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Finally caught up on my #LitsyLove - sorry for taking so long to respond friends!

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Bookwormjillk
Pen Pal | Francesca Forrest
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Finally caught up on my #LitsyLove - sorry for taking so long to respond friends!

vumblereads I miss writing to pen pals 🧡 this is so nostalgic 6mo
angelbaby May i be your pen pal where are you from 6mo
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hlgreenfield
Pen Pal | Francesca Forrest
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Thanks to my absolutely amazing pen pal @CaliforniaCay for a lovely Christmas package!! Love it!!
Btw I'll be sending a new letter off in a few days

CaliforniaCay You are so very welcome! 🤗 10mo
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erista
Pen Pal | Francesca Forrest
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@Librarybelle , I received this today. Thank you, I love the keychain!

Librarybelle Yay! I saw the keychain on Etsy and thought it was perfect! Plus, a little librarian fun...I couldn‘t resist. ❤️🙂 11mo
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IndoorDame
Pen Pal | Francesca Forrest
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Is anyone looking for a new pen pal? I love writing letters but sadly discovered litsy a few months after the #LitsyPenPal signups.
I‘m in the US, but I‘m happy to ship letters internationally if you are! :-)

Bookishthoughts Are you following @LitsyPenPals ? They did signups a few months ago and they may do it again. 😊 good luck💓 11mo
IndoorDame @LazyDays thanks! I am following them, I‘ll be sure to keep an eye out for that 😄 11mo
GA_Bookworm07 I've never found pen pals who stick during sign ups. I use Instagram 11mo
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IndoorDame @AvidBookWorm02 as in you post looking for pen pals? Or is there something specific on instagram I should look at? 11mo
GA_Bookworm07 Use tags like penpalswanted and go from there there 11mo
GA_Bookworm07 And yes you can post looking for pen pals. Just make sure you use #penpals #penpalswanted #snailmailresolution #penpalsneeded #penpalsaroundtheworld 11mo
IndoorDame @AvidBookWorm02 what a great idea! I‘ll definitely do that, thx! 11mo
GA_Bookworm07 How can we chat? 11mo
IndoorDame @AvidBookWorm02 my email is adina.r.m@gmail.com we can exchange addresses there 11mo
GA_Bookworm07 Not how I do things. I chat for a bit so I don't waste time and money. I've pen palled for 21+ yrs 11mo
IndoorDame @AvidBookWorm02 hmmm, well I can‘t add anything time specific like live chats to my schedule right now, but you could still email me, we could exchange a few letters that way to see if we suit 11mo
GA_Bookworm07 Sorry just not up for that sort of thing 11mo
DoonTheGoon I'm always taking on additional pen pals! I love sending and receiving mail. If you're still looking, email me at litsyswapdr@gmail.com and we can exchange addresses! 11mo
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TheDaysGoBy
Pen Pal | Francesca Forrest
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@IheartYA I got the package you sent. Thanks so much! I‘ve never seen it, but it sounds cute! 😀

#litsypenpals

MirrorMask It's a really cute movie 12mo
IheartYA Glad it arrived safely! I love everything about it from the story...casting...to score. It's done really well. 12mo
GA_Bookworm07 Loved this one 11mo
IheartYA Did you get a chance to watch it?? 10mo
TheDaysGoBy @IheartYA I finally did just a few days ago 😂 December was crazy. But I did like it, it was very cute! And Sam slept on me the whole time so it was a perfect movie for me and my cat to cuddle up to 10mo
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Skeebies05
Pen Pal | Francesca Forrest
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Hi! I was wondering if anyone was in need of a Litsy Pen Pal? I have one but I think life has gotten in the way a bit for her ( which I totally understand!!) I would like to add someone else. Let me know if you‘re interested!! ✉️

Beatlefan129 I‘m game! Email me your name and address to beatlefan129 at yahoo dot com 12mo
TrishB @Lel2403 was asking last week too! 12mo
Lel2403 I love to, my email is lsbudge@yahoo.co.uk if you‘d like to send me your address....I‘m in the UK 12mo
Skeebies05 @Beatlefan129 Awesome!!! Will do today! 12mo
Skeebies05 @Lel2403 will do! Great! 12mo
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DGRachel
Pen Pal | Francesca Forrest
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@Mitch I‘m off to a great start. I‘m sorry. I did not get to the post office on Saturday to send out your first letter. My life is one big dumpster fire at the moment and I didn‘t get to the post office at lunch today either. I promise, I will get the letter out by this Saturday at the absolute latest. I have not forgotten. I just suck. 😔

Chrissyreadit Sometimes life happens. 1y
Mitch No rush honey. Life is complicated. Sending you good vibes across the sea👋🏼💖👋🏼 1y
TrishB Hope you have a better week 💕 1y
Andrew65 Hope things get better, stop being so hard on yourself! Sending positive thoughts! 😊 (edited) 1y
Reggie Put out that fire, girl, or at least close the lid, lol, hope your week gets better!!! 1y
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erista
Pen Pal | Francesca Forrest
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Litsy mail is the best! @Librarybelle , I got your letter today and it made my day! It's probably been sitting in my mailbox all week :)
Your stationery is so pretty. I love the colors. I'll send a reply soon!

Librarybelle Hooray!! 🙂 2y
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melyndarae
Pen Pal | Francesca Forrest
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I got a #litsypenpal letter from @FlowerFairy
I love your seal!! Be prepared for what may be a lengthy reply. Lol.

FlowerFairy LoL Was in a rush to make the post before pick up and smeared the sealing wax 🤪 2y
melyndarae @FlowerFairy It's still cool! 2y
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TheDaysGoBy
Pen Pal | Francesca Forrest

@IheartYA I just dropped my letter to you in the mailbox. Sorry for the delay!

IheartYA It's all good 😉 2y
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TheDaysGoBy
Pen Pal | Francesca Forrest

Yesterday was busy and I didn't get a chance to post but I got #Litsymail from my pen pal @IheartYA

Thank you for kicking us off and for the hot chocolate! Very sweet of you. I can tell already we have a lot in common so I think this is gonna be so fun! I'll send mine off within the next couple days 😀

IheartYA Glad you got it. No rush ☺ 2y
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readsusieread
Pen Pal | Francesca Forrest
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I'm about to drop my first letter to my #LitsyPenPal in the mail! Sorry for the delay @JenlovesJT47 ! 😘

Chelleo How cute is that!! 2y
Tamra That‘s just cute! 2y
readsusieread @Chelleo @Tamra thank you! I was feeling self conscious about not sending much this time! That makes up for it right? 😻 2y
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Tamra @readsusieread I‘d say so. 2y
JenlovesJT47 Yay!! So cute! 😻 2y
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LitsyPenPals
Pen Pal | Francesca Forrest
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@Verity your match is @Bren912

Feel free to use the comments below to get acquainted and exchange emails to get to know each other!

Please reach out to us if you have any questions!
@MinDea & @Robothugs

Verity Hi @Bren912 I‘m *email redacted*. Can‘t wait to hear from you! (edited) 2y
Verity Thank you so much @MinDea and @Robothugs for organising all this! 2y
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LitsyPenPals
Pen Pal | Francesca Forrest
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@Karen3 your Litsy pen pals are @TheresaGivan and @Bookie_Monster

Karen3 Please email@me at k_hedger@hotmail.com. So excited for this 2y
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LitsyPenPals
Pen Pal | Francesca Forrest
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@jhod your Litsy pen pals are @kezzlou85 and @Dulcinella

kezzlou85 Hi my email address is kezzlou@yahoo.co.uk 2y
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LitsyPenPals
Pen Pal | Francesca Forrest
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@irre your Litsy pen pal is @Kelican17

irre @Kelican17 So excited to have a pen pal! Email me erikaloiacono at yahoo to exchange address! 2y
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LitsyPenPals
Pen Pal | Francesca Forrest
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@TheDoubleLetterThief your matches are @Fleemary21 & @kidamy

Feel free to use the comments below to get acquainted and exchange emails to get to know each other!

Please reach out to us if you have any questions!
@MinDea & @Robothugs

kidamy Hi, @TheDoubleLetterThief! I'm at kidamerson@gmail.com. 😊 2y
TheDoubleLetterThief Hello @kidamy! I‘m at jlmccull@gmail.com. Lovely to meet you! 2y
kidamy @TheDoubleLetterThief emailed you! ☺️ 2y
TheDoubleLetterThief Hey @Fleemary21! I‘m at jlmccull@gmail.com chat soon! 2y
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LitsyPenPals
Pen Pal | Francesca Forrest
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@TheDaysGoBy your match is @IheartYA

Feel free to use the comments below to get acquainted and exchange emails to get to know each other!

Please reach out to us if you have any questions!
@MinDea & @Robothugs

IheartYA Hi @TheDaysGoBy my email is Justimberchic@aol.com. Instant fact-I love Justin Timberlake 😂 2y
TheDaysGoBy @IheartYA Hey! I just sent you an email. And I love your email! I'm a fan of Justin too! Was definitely a NSYNC fan and he's turned into quite the entertainer. I'm excited to start getting to know you! 🙂 2y
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LitsyPenPals
Pen Pal | Francesca Forrest
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@That-Bookish-Hiker your match is @Skygoddess1

Feel free to use the comments below to get acquainted and exchange emails to get to know each other!

Please reach out to us if you have any questions!
@MinDea & @Robothugs

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LitsyPenPals
Pen Pal | Francesca Forrest
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@teebe your matches are @JenlovesJT47 & @LA_Mead

Feel free to use the comments below to get acquainted and exchange emails to get to know each other!

Please reach out to us if you have any questions!
@MinDea & @Robothugs

JenlovesJT47 @teebe you have my email address, or you can email my Litsy email, JenlovesJT47Swaps@gmail.com 🤗 2y
teebe @JenlovesJT47 😄👍🏼 2y
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LitsyPenPals
Pen Pal | Francesca Forrest
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@Sunshinebookgirl28 your matches are @Gyldholm & @mariaku21

Feel free to use the comments below to get acquainted and exchange emails to get to know each other!

Please reach out to us if you have any questions!
@MinDea & @Robothugs

Sunshinebookgirl28 Hi ladies 2y
ooomeooo Hey @Sunshinebookgirl28 nice to "meet" you ? 2y
Sunshinebookgirl28 My email is nw76129@students.panola.edu can‘t wait to chat and get to know y‘all 2y
mariaku21 Hi ladies! I got my email fixed and so I can't wait to chat with you! My email is mariaku21@aol.com 2y
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LitsyPenPals
Pen Pal | Francesca Forrest
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@hermyknee your Litsy pen pal is @Lkelly1

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LitsyPenPals
Pen Pal | Francesca Forrest
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@starlight97 your match is @ReadingisMyPassion

Feel free to use the comments below to get acquainted and exchange emails to get to know each other!

Please reach out to us if you have any questions!
@MinDea & @Robothugs

starlight97 @ReadingisMyPassion my email is hwera97@gmail.com 📩 2y
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LitsyPenPals
Pen Pal | Francesca Forrest
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@SRPasternack your match is @theresidentromantic

Feel free to use the comments below to get acquainted and exchange emails to get to know each other!

Please reach out to us if you have any questions!
@MinDea & @Robothugs

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LitsyPenPals
Pen Pal | Francesca Forrest
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@Skygoddess1 your matches are @Tiffy_Reads & @That-Bookish-Hiker

Feel free to use the comments below to get acquainted and exchange emails to get to know each other!

Please reach out to us if you have any questions!
@MinDea & @Robothugs

BibliophileMomma @Skygoddess1 Hi Pen Pal!! 😊👋🏼 2y
Skygoddess1 @Tiffy_Reads Hi! 👋🏾 my email is ashleynelso@gmail.com 2y
Skygoddess1 @That-Bookish-Hiker Hi Cristal! 👋🏾 2y
BibliophileMomma @Skygoddess1 I will email ya! 👍🏼 2y
That-Bookish-Hiker @Skygoddess1 hi! My email is cristaljatip@hotmail.com 2y
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LitsyPenPals
Pen Pal | Francesca Forrest
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@GarthRanzz your Litsy pen pal is @Quasifesto

GarthRanzz @Quasifesto You can reach me at GarthRanzz at gmail dot com whenever you want to exchange info. 2y
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LitsyPenPals
Pen Pal | Francesca Forrest
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@Schuhbox your match is @Erica96

Feel free to use the comments below to get acquainted and exchange emails to get to know each other!

Please reach out to us if you have any questions!
@MinDea & @Robothugs

Schuhbox Nice to meet you @Erica96 ! 2y
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LitsyPenPals
Pen Pal | Francesca Forrest
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@FantasyChick your Litsy pen pal is @laundry_piles

laundry_piles Woohoo! Hey pal @FantasyChick ! 😄 2y
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LitsyPenPals
Pen Pal | Francesca Forrest
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@readsusieread your match is @JenlovesJT47

Feel free to use the comments below to get acquainted and exchange emails to get to know each other!

Please reach out to us if you have any questions!
@MinDea & @Robothugs

readsusieread Hi @JenlovesJT47 ! My email address is my username @gmail.com! 2y
JenlovesJT47 Hi! @readsusieread My email is JenlovesJT47Swaps@gmail.com - in case you get around to sending the first email ☺️ 2y
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LitsyPenPals
Pen Pal | Francesca Forrest
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@ReadingisMyPassion your matches are @starlight97 @tiarabooks & @sills

Feel free to use the comments below to get acquainted and exchange emails to get to know each other!

Please reach out to us if you have any questions!
@MinDea & @Robothugs

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LitsyPenPals
Pen Pal | Francesca Forrest
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@RainyDayReading your match is @BookwormAHN

Feel free to use the comments below to get acquainted and exchange emails to get to know each other!

Please reach out to us if you have any questions!
@MinDea & @Robothugs

RainyDayReading Hi @BookwormAHN ! So excited to be paired with you! My email is lehr dot lighting @ gmail dot com. 2y
BookwormAHN @RainyDayReading Hey, I'm excited to be paired with you too. I'll email you. 2y
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LitsyPenPals
Pen Pal | Francesca Forrest
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@Quasifesto your matches are @TheWhiteHatter @GarthRanzz & @UnidragonFrag

Feel free to use the comments below to get acquainted and exchange emails to get to know each other!

Please reach out to us if you have any questions!
@MinDea & @Robothugs

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LitsyPenPals
Pen Pal | Francesca Forrest
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@prettybooknerd your match is @ofbloodandstardust

Feel free to use the comments below to get acquainted and exchange emails to get to know each other!

Please reach out to us if you have any questions!
@MinDea & @Robothugs

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LitsyPenPals
Pen Pal | Francesca Forrest
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@pppooraikul your match is @Robothugs

Feel free to use the comments below to get acquainted and exchange emails to get to know each other!

Please reach out to us if you have any questions!
@MinDea & @Robothugs

Robothugs Hey! My email is: robothugs.litsy@gmail.com 😊 2y
pppooraikul Wow! It‘s an honour to be paired with you 🙌🏼😁 I‘ll contact you real soon. 😉 2y
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LitsyPenPals
Pen Pal | Francesca Forrest
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@PolaroidPoet your matches are @Morr_Books & @LeanneAslin

Feel free to use the comments below to get acquainted and exchange emails to get to know each other!

Please reach out to us if you have any questions!
@MinDea & @Robothugs

PolaroidPoet @LeanneAslin I‘m super excited to start this. It‘s my first litsy penpal experience. My email is polaroidpoet@gmail.com. 2y
LeanneAslin @PolaroidPoet I sent you an email, hope you received it? 2y
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LitsyPenPals
Pen Pal | Francesca Forrest
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@oOArankaOo your matches are @KisforKechell & @merelybookish

Feel free to use the comments below to get acquainted and exchange emails to get to know each other!

Please reach out to us if you have any questions!
@MinDea & @Robothugs

BookCrazeReviews Hello, looking forward to hearing from you. My email is kechellj@gmail.com . 2y
merelybookish Hey! 👋 Im Margot and my email is mtillstaff@gmail.com. 2y
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LitsyPenPals
Pen Pal | Francesca Forrest
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@ofbloodandstardust your match is @prettybooknerd

Feel free to use the comments below to get acquainted and exchange emails to get to know each other!

Please reach out to us if you have any questions!
@MinDea & @Robothugs

thereadingunicorn Thank you 2y
thereadingunicorn @ofbloodandstardust hello, nice to meet you 2y
thereadingunicorn @Robothugs I haven't heard back from her yet and noice she not on here a lot 2y
Robothugs @prettybooknerd I will try reaching out to her for you :) 2y
thereadingunicorn @Robothugs thank you 😊 2y
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LitsyPenPals
Pen Pal | Francesca Forrest
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@Morr_Books your match is @PolaroidPoet

Feel free to use the comments below to get acquainted and exchange emails to get to know each other!

Please reach out to us if you have any questions!
@MinDea & @Robothugs

Morr_Books @PolaroidPoet - Super excited to be doing this for the first time! Feel free to email me details: sarahrebekahmorrison@gmail.com 2y
PolaroidPoet @Morr_Books oh yay!! I‘m super excited! This is my first time too. My email is Polaroidpoet@gmail.com. I‘ll email you when I get back to my computer 2y
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LitsyPenPals
Pen Pal | Francesca Forrest
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@monogamist_reader your match is @Robothugs

Feel free to use the comments below to get acquainted and exchange emails to get to know each other!

Please reach out to us if you have any questions!
@MinDea & @Robothugs

Robothugs Hey! My email is: robothugs.litsy@gmail.com! 😊 2y
monogamist_reader @Robothugs Hi, nice to meet you!! I'll try to send you an email during the weekend, but feel free to reach out at warghalv@hotmail.com ❤️ 2y
Robothugs @monogamist_reader I did send you an email! Let me know if you didn‘t get it. 😊 2y
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monogamist_reader @Robothugs I didn't receive it 😢 can you send it again? 2y
Robothugs @monogamist_reader see if you got it now! 2y
monogamist_reader @Robothugs got it now, thank you!! 😊 2y
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LitsyPenPals
Pen Pal | Francesca Forrest
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@MoniqueReads305 your matches are @ofbooksandme & @Bookishlie

Feel free to use the comments below to get acquainted and exchange emails to get to know each other!

Please reach out to us if you have any questions!
@MinDea & @Robothugs

Bookishlie Hey there!!! Sending my email:) rochelleus@gmail.com 2y
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LitsyPenPals
Pen Pal | Francesca Forrest
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@MonikaS your matches are @thegirlwiththelibrarybag & @DebbieGrillo

Feel free to use the comments below to get acquainted and exchange emails to get to know each other!

Please reach out to us if you have any questions!
@MinDea & @Robothugs

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LitsyPenPals
Pen Pal | Francesca Forrest
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@Mitch your match is @mgallo1968

Feel free to use the comments below to get acquainted and exchange emails to get to know each other!

Please reach out to us if you have any questions!
@MinDea & @Robothugs

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LitsyPenPals
Pen Pal | Francesca Forrest
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@MissAimz_55 your match is @ErinGoBragh1011

Feel free to use the comments below to get acquainted and exchange emails to get to know each other!

Please reach out to us if you have any questions!
@MinDea & @Robothugs

MissAimz_55 Hi @ErinGoBragh1011 ! My email is agrove5505@gmail.com so you can email me and we can exchange addresses :) I'm excited to be pen pals 2y
MissAimz_55 @ErinGoBragh1011 hi I just was checking in to see if you ever got my email address. Email me so we can exchange addresses. Thanks 2y
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LitsyPenPals
Pen Pal | Francesca Forrest
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@Caffienequeen your Litsy pen pal is @abbsinwonderland

abbsinwonderland @Caffienequeen my email is abbigailmarieh@gmail.com 2y
guinsgirlreads @abbsinwonderland mine is leannacc11@gmail.com ! 2y
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LitsyPenPals
Pen Pal | Francesca Forrest
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@mhillis your match is @Laura.A.Books

Feel free to use the comments below to get acquainted and exchange emails to get to know each other!

Please reach out to us if you have any questions!
@MinDea & @Robothugs

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LitsyPenPals
Pen Pal | Francesca Forrest
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@mgallo1968 your match is @Mitch

Feel free to use the comments below to get acquainted and exchange emails to get to know each other!

Please reach out to us if you have any questions!
@MinDea & @Robothugs

Mitch Hi @mgallo1968 so excited to start this venture! It‘s been so long since I‘ve written ( and received!) real letters! I‘m at mitch.k@mac.com if you want to touch base and we‘ll get the pens rolling! 2y
mgallo1968 Hi @Mitch ! Me too! I am mgallo1968@gmail.com Looking forward to it✍🏻📚😊 Where are you from? I am in Birmingham, AL 2y
Mitch I‘m in London, Uk 🇬🇧 2y
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LitsyPenPals
Pen Pal | Francesca Forrest
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@merelybookish your matches are @oOArankaOo & @Ddzmini

Feel free to use the comments below to get acquainted and exchange emails to get to know each other!

Please reach out to us if you have any questions!
@MinDea & @Robothugs

oOArankaOo Hi!🙌 You can reach me at aranka.leonard@gmail.com 2y
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