We will all come to it eventually. Anne McCaffrey, author of the Dragonrider’s of Pern series, passed away November 21st.
She was one of my greatest inspirations. I remember writing her a letter when I was much younger, telling her how much I enjoyed her books and asking if a particular bit of history in her books was a mistake. <gasp> The gall!! But she answered my letter with a short, handwritten personal note, explaining it all very clearly and thanking me for my note. Of course, over the years I lost that note. I wish I still had it.