Steve Hurd

August 30, 2010

Post #2628 – 20100830

About 30 years ago I read The Snarkout Boys and everything changed. I never knew a book could be so powerful. Then I got Lizard Music and any others I could get. Then I just started reading everything by everyone. Daniel Pinkwater led me to Ray Bradbury and Kurt Vonnegut and they remain my holy trinity who shape and inspire me. I’m now 41 and halfway through reading The Neddiad and it is like I’m a kid again. I have a 10 year old niece that so far has said she doesn’t like reading. I hope my Christmas gift this year of a big box of Pinkwater will change that. Thank you Mr. Pinkwater for everything.

Daniel replies:

And this is more or less the reason I wake up smiling every morning.