Christel Gause

January 1, 1997

Post #505 – 19970101

Dear Mr. P.

Well, it’s been a while since i’ve written so I guess I’ll write again. How is your diet going? I noticed that the main (human) character in Mush: A Dog From space is distinctively female. Is this the first book of yours with a female for the main character? I thought it was kind of strange. Also, I’m sure you’ve been asked this for the last twelve years or so but are you or did you already finish Young Adults? I just had to ask because I just read Young Adults for the first time and although I read Young Adult Novel in high school I enjoyed the subsequent chapters even more. I’m looking forward to the publication of The Education Of Robert Nifkin. I have it pre-ordered from amazon. I’m doing my best to keep ratatouille on your table.

Daniel replies:

Christel Gause -- I wish to emphasize the important distinction between eating a healthy diet, and being on a diet. Many people think that my insane consumption of ratatouille, and guzzling of the product of my 40 horsepower industrial juice extractor, have as their ultimate end making me a little skinny-boy stick-figure of a lightweight wimp. This is not so. I remain round, just terribly healthy. Young Adults? Is that something I wrote? I'm starting to forget things. Have to bulk up on the zucchini.