Friday, March 16, 2012

Beasts and Burdens

Today is just links, folks, but they are important ones.
The first is my post on The Cheesecake Thickens, which is about my little Beastie who has a long road ahead of her right now. Prayers are much appreciated. Click HERE for the whole story.

The others are links regarding a dear and awesome writer who was a big part of Splashdown Books and our online zine Avenir Eclectia. Walt Staples passed away this week. You likely have never heard of him unless you are a fellow Lost Genre Guild Member or you follow Avenir Eclectia. But he's been published in quite the array of magazines, and deservedly so! He also wrote the tie-together story in Splashdown's Aquasynthesis anthology.

More importantly, Walt was simply a great guy. His quirky sense of humor had me nearly spewing coffee on my laptop more times than I can remember. He worked hard at his craft, was true to his fellow writers and friends, and left behind a family he dearly loved.

So, in honor of Walt, please visit the following links:

His stories on Avenir Eclectia.

Grace Bridge's blog tribute to Walt.

Fred Warren's blog tribute to Walt.

His stories in Residential Aliens.

Walt's very own site with links to more stories.


Karina Fabian said...

Thanks for posting, Kat. He was a terrific guy, the kind EB White must have been thinking of when he talked about the rarity of people who are true friends and great writers.

Kat Heckenbach said...

Agreed, Karina! He will be missed.