Kathy Odean

April 19, 2000

Post #1098 – 20000419

Dear Daniel Pinkwater,

I have read Toothgnasher Superflash to hundreds of children, and sent it as a gift to dozens of other lucky kids. How can it be “out of stock” and “unavailable”? What can we do to get them to print it again? I LOVE a car that turns into a dinosaur.

Kathy Odean

p.s. I don’t know where you are from, but the people who go to the restaurant in The Blue Moose are exactly like the people I knew growing up in Minnesota. It’s uncanny and makes me laugh out loud every time I read it (at least once a year). Thanks.

Daniel replies:

This books-constantly-going-out-of-print business is what makes all authors crazy. A couple posts up, I mention Xlibris. The technology they use is going to make out-of-print a thing of the past--but it will take a while, and in the meantime you can have fun hunting for rare books.