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Daniel Pinkwater

Pinkwater in 2011
Born (1941-11-15) November 15, 1941 (age 75)
Memphis, Tennessee
Occupation Author, illustrator
Alma mater Bard College
Genre Children’s literature, young adult fiction
Notable works The Snarkout Boys and the Avocado of Death, The Big Orange Splot, Borgel
Spouse Jill Pinkwater
Website
pinkwater.com

All my books were easy to write - doesn't it show?
I'd always liked to write, but I never wanted to be a writer, because it seemed a sissy occupation. It is. To this day, I find it terribly easy. And so, rather than trying to hunt up a text, I just wrote one.
Daniel Pinkwater
Werewolves are much more common animals than you might think.
I went to college, but I learned to write by reading - and writing.
Mr. Breton didn't know about location, location, location.
Well you know, it's true that as a fat person I run a greater risk of heart disease, diabetes, and a number of other things. But guess what? The amount of that risk is almost infinitessimal!
Daniel Pinkwater
Writing and telling are almost the same, the way I do it.
Hoboken is a neat place.
Some women have said, 'Gee, here I am getting involved with this fat guy, what will people think of me?' But they were converted and sometimes surprised.
Daniel Pinkwater
I sort of always like to write starting with when I learned how.
I imagine a child. That child is me. I can reconstruct and vividly remember portions of my own childhood. I can see, taste, smell, feel, and hear them. Then what I do is, not write about that kid or about his world, but start to think of a book that would have pleased him.
Daniel Pinkwater
Read a lot. Write a lot. Have fun.