January 29, 2001

Post #1267 – 20010129

Hello Mr.Pinkwater,

I have been a big fan of yours ever since I read Fat Men from Space. And then Slaves of Spiegel. And so on and so on…. Anyway, I was curios as to the origins of the name, Clarence Yojimbo. Is this an actual person that you know, or did you just pick it randomly? I have to admit, it is a very interesting name, and I plan to use it in a small film I am making. You did not copyright it did you. I did a search, and found no such records.

Also, in eighth grade, we had to do a report on an author. I chose you, and my teacher had never heard of you. And even now, none of the teachers in my high school had even heard of you, so I gave the Alan Mendelsohn to a few of them, and two out of three loved it. Keep up the good work!

Daniel replies:

Beware of that third teacher. I picked the name un-randomly.