Daniel Pinkwater has been a huge influence on me, on my writing and on my life. I was in junior high when I first read Alan Mendelsohn, the Boy from Mars and from that and his other books, I learned that it's okay, and even good, to be weird. And it's okay to write weird stuff too.
Other faves include:
* Lizard Music
* The Snarkout Boys and the Avacado of Death (I even wrote a tiny piece of Rat fic)
* The Last Guru
* Young Adult Novel (strangely, I've never written a Kevin Shapiro story of my own)
Do you love Pinkwater as I do?