Nice thing about being an author – is that you can touch so many lives. And lives after you are no longer here. This has been a shocking month with many prominent literary losses. So take advantage of opportunities now – go attend a conference, take a class, meet your idols now. Glean what you can learn from them, get inspired.
Sue Grafton – A B C Murders – “The alphabet now ends in Y” said her daughter. a Sister in Crime – she started writing the year I was born – what a legacy https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/29/obituaries/sue-grafton-dies-best-selling-mystery-author.html
Ursula K. Le Guin – EarthSea and more – Science Fiction and Fantasy giant – a woman writing sci fi as a woman – not initials or under a male nom de plum- when she started that was HUGE – a literary Icon said Stephen King
“The US Library of Congress designated Le Guin a Living Legend in 2000, for her significant contribution to America’s cultural heritage.”
per Ursula Le Guin’s agent, if you wish to donate in memory of her please support Malheur National Wildlife Refuge. http://malheurfieldstation.com/support
Jack Ketchum – named by Stephen King the scariest writer in America – Horror genre https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/horror-writer-jack-ketchum-dead-at-71/2018/01/24/90715a38-0144-11e8-86b9-8908743c79dd_story.html?utm_term=.0b87bafd19af