Emerie Snyder

January 1, 1997

Post #525 – 19970101

Dear Mr. Pinkwater,

I’m 14 years old and I’ve enjoyed your books for a long time (even though they are sort of strange!). Recently, I’ve gotten very interested in the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy books by Douglas Adams. His writing style reminds me so much of yours. So, I was wondering if you have met him or know of his books. I might try writing to him as well and asking him about you. Hopefully, one of you will write back (although I’ll be surprised if either of you gives me a straight answer!)

Thanks so much and please keep writing your wonderfully insane books.

Daniel replies:

I know who Douglas Adams is, and I liked ""Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."" I don't know if Douglas Adams knows who I am, but I seem to remember somebody telling me that he does. Or maybe it was Terry Prachett who knows who I am. I could be mistaken. Anyway, it is within the realm of possibility that some famous writer you like might know who I am. You know, they are always going in and out of libraries and book shops. Thank you for the opportunity to write this straight answer.