Thankful for Anne McCaffrey

This week speculative fiction author Anne McCaffrey died at the age of 85.  Best known for her series Dragon Riders of Pern and her story The Ship Who Sang, she was an amazing author who could build incredible worlds populated with deep, realistic, and messy characters – characters who could make you weep and laugh.

I remember as a young teenager reading Dragonriders and being sucked in for many long days and late nights, followed by weeks of drawing dragons and imagining my own dragon stories. In recent years I got into her Freedom series, produced in her 70’s and 80’s and just as good as her earlier works.

Anne McCaffrey is one of a handful of authors I credit for inspiring me to write. And this Thanksgiving I’m really thankful that she brought her passion and talent to the world.

Have you read any of McCaffrey’s work?  Which is your favorite?  EDC

About EDC

EDC is an award-winning author with a passion for telling imaginative stories resonating with universal truths. His latest novel, Runaway, is a futuristic action/adventure inspired by the book of Philemon. EDC was born in Georgia, growing up in the suburbs of Atlanta, where he now lives with his wife, Amy, and daughter, Emma. Besides writing and being employed as an analyst in the airline industry, he has worked as a volunteer with youth, church planting, and Compassion International. He enjoys landscape gardening, listening to alternative rock, and playing the swordfight game on Wii Sports Resort.
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