Stories live forever – but not their Creators

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.

December

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

January 

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.”

https://www.cnn.com/2018/01/23/us/ursula-le-guin-obit/index.html

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

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