Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Anne McCaffrey dead at 85: 'Dragonriders of Pern' author 'bitten' by age - Pop2it - Zap2it

Anne McCaffrey dead at 85: 'Dragonriders of Pern' author 'bitten' by age

By Carina Adly MacKenzie

November 23, 2011 12:20 AM ET

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When legendary sci-fi/fantasy author Anne McCaffrey had to cancel a recent appearance at a sci-fi convention, she asked her son to write on her blog, "Sorry that old age came up and bit me on the a**."

It seems she was twice bitten, as the 85-year-old author of "Dragonriders of Pern" passed away on Monday after suffering a stroke at her home in Ireland. The house, which she called Dragonhold-Underhill, was one she designed herself.

McCaffrey was a prolific writer with an impressive list of accolades, including being the first women ever to win a Hugo Award and the first to win a Nebula Award. Wired reports that she was still writing and answering fanmail up to a few weeks before her death.

She is survived by her two sons and her daughter.

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Saturday, November 19, 2011

News coming from DPA

Okay, it's been a while since my last post, so here goes nothing. It's been close to two months since acceptance for publication. Learning more about the company through what they do, is such a great experience. You could see how much they themselves want to show the world what they have. They've created a forum for not only their specific authors, but for those who have potential as one of their future authors. You could see through what they do if you're considering joining their team. They also have many wonderful authors who are willing to share their personal feelings on the company. Publishing is a serious business which includes much more than a contract. During my own journey, I've felt that they've answered my questions, and also weren't vague. I'm pretty sure I'll go with them once things fall into place, and when the contract comes.