Terry PratchettLarry Finlay, MD at Transworld Publishers: “I was deeply saddened to learn that Sir Terry Pratchett has died. The world has lost one of its brightest, sharpest minds. In over 70 books, Terry enriched the planet like few before him. As all who read him know, Discworld was his vehicle to satirize this world: he did so brilliantly, with great skill, enormous humour and constant invention. Terry faced his Alzheimer’s disease (an ‘embuggerance’, as he called it) publicly and bravely. My sympathies go out to Terry’s wife Lyn, their daughter Rhianna, to his close friend Rob Wilkins, and to all closest to him.” Terry passed away in his home, with his cat sleeping on his bed surrounded by his family on 12th March 2015. A Just Giving page donating to the Research Institute for the Care of Older People (RICE) has been set up in his memory:
Kevin Brooks - Author11th April 2014 Want to become a Chicken? Chicken House is recruiting a Junior Editor (Children's Fiction)! Location: Frome Department: Fiction Editorial, Chicken House Publishing Contract: Permanent Hours: 37.5 hours a week Salary: Competitive Closing Date: 2nd May 2014 Job... Read More ▶ 8th April 2014 We’re delighted to announce that Kerr Thomson’s THE SOUND OF WHALES is the winner of the Times/Chicken House Children’s Fiction Competition 2014! Kerr’s beautifully written tale captured the imagination of the panel of judges, including acclaimed author Melvin Burgess.
Ian IrvineANN BRYANT - HomeRick RiordanTheresa Breslin - Scottish AuthorDavid EddingsBiography Born in Spokane, Washington, in 1931, Eddings grew up near Puget Sound in the City of Snohomish. In the Rivan Codex, he described a good day in Seattle as "when it isn’t raining up;" rain became a consequent feature in many of his novels. After several years as a college lecturer, a failure to receive a pay raise drove Eddings to leave his job, move to Denver and seek work in a grocery store. Eddings's call to the world of fantasy came from a doodled map he drew one morning before work. On February 28, 2007, David Eddings' wife, Leigh Eddings (born Judith Leigh Schall), whom he married in 1962, died following a series of strokes. Eddings resided in Carson City, Nevada, where he died of natural causes on June 2, 2009. Dennis, Eddings' brother, confirmed that in his last months, Eddings had been working on a manuscript that was unlike any of his other works, stating "It was very, very different. Bibliography The Belgariad and The Malloreon Non-fantasy