Thursday, January 5, 2012

Remembering Authors We Lost in 2011

Writing isn't an easy job, and I have immense respect for those who have made a success of it. Every death is important, but I always feel a strong sense of loss when an author dies.


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.

L.A. BANKS
(1959-2011)


PENNY JORDAN
(1946-2011)


ANNE MCCAFFREY
(1926-2011)


BEVERLY BARTON
(1946-2011)


RUSSELL HOBAN
(1925-2011)


DIANA WYNNE JONES
(1934-2011)


BRIAN JACQUES
(1939-2011)


WILLIAM SLEATOR
(1945-2011)


SANDRA HYATT
(1965-2011)


EMMA BLAIR (aka IAIN BLAIR)
(1942-2011)

Iain Blair Image 1

JOE GORES
(1931-2011)


LILLIAN JACKSON BRAUN
(1913-2011)



WAYNE GREENHAW
(1940-2011)



R.I.P. - and thanks for the books!


2 comments:

Belinda said...

I totally agree--in fact, I'd go so far as to say that no job is harder than writing (with the possible exception of motherhood!) Thanks for paying tribute to those authors we lost in 2011.

Becke Davis said...

Thanks, Belinda! If you (or anyone else reading this) knows of authors I missed in the tribute, let me know and I'll add them.

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