For those that haven’t been paying attention to the wider world, Anne McCaffery, beloved author of the Dragonriders of Pern series died yesterday.  I grew up reading her work.  Hell, I didn’t just read them, I devoured them over and over again.  I even got the Dragonriders boardgame, which was surpringly fun.

Her books touched me like few others.  Dragonriders of Pern.  The Crystal Singer.  The Ship Who Sang.  Anne was a major part of my childhood and probably part of the reason why I’m a writer.

I’d hoped to one day meet her at a convention and tell her how much her books meant to me, but now that she’s gone I’ll try to give the best and maybe only tribute I can to her now and say, “Thank you.”

I’ll miss you Anne.


Thomas K. Carpenter

Thomas K. Carpenter is a full time contemporary fantasy author with over 50 independently published titles. His bestselling, multi-series universe, The Hundred Halls, has over 25 books and counting. His stories focus on fantastic families, magical academies, and epic adventures.

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