This is a salute to the authors who died in 2011, in no particular order. If you know of others I missed, let me know and I'll add them. These are primarily - but not all - romance, mystery and paranormal authors.
"People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don't even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child -- our own two eyes. All is a miracle." - THICH NHAT HANH