10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Baby-Sitters Club
8. Claudia and the Sad Good-Bye
In an interview with Life back in 2002, Martin revealed which book was the hardest for her to write. She said it was Claudia and the Sad Goodbye, which tells the story of Claudia having to deal with the death of her grandmother. Martin wrote it shortly after she lost her own grandmother. “There was a lot of me in the book,” she said.
7. Stacey’s Diabetes
Author Ann A. Martin decided to give the character Stacey diabetes after two of her friends in real life were diagnosed with the condition. “It never occurred to me that after I wrote this book [The Truth About Stacey] I would hear from so many readers who actually recognized the warning signs of diabetes and diagnosed themselves based on Stacey’s story,” said Martin in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.