January 1, 1997

Post #595 – 19970101

This message is in response to Ian Stoba’s call for a DMP research guide. Several years ago (this is kind of embarrassing to admit) I wrote a bare-bones DMP glossary, mainly so I could see how often robes with dragons on them appear in his books, or how many DMP characters are named Melvin. Well, I wrote it, and then didn’t know what to do with it. You think there’s a market for such a book? Think I could get a grant? Man, what should I do?

Daniel replies:

The world is waiting for a book that compiles how many of my characters are named Melvin. I see no reason why you shouldn't get a grant so you can continue this important work. How many of my characters _are_ named Melvin anyway? I should really reread some of my stuff so I can do radio interviews when 5 NOVELS comes out. Or maybe I'll just fake it like when I wrote them.