James Merrill, Jr.

October 24, 2000

Post #1203 – 20001024

Dear Mr. Pinkwater,

My name is James, I like your books, The Avocado of Death, and The Baconburg Horror. How did you come up with them, was it from your own experience, or did it just pop into your head? Are you going to make any more of them, I wonder what happened to those real-estate agents? I look forward to hearing from you.

PS. I like the people at Blueberry Park!

James D. Merrill Jr.

4th Grader Schurz Elementary School

Watertown, WI

Daniel replies:

I don't remember. I must have had something in mind. I must have had some kind of an idea. All I know is I wrote those books, and I could probably do it again. Art is a mystery.