I read with great sadness today, that James Oliver Rigney, Jr. (known to most of us by his pen name of Robert Jordan), author of the extremely popular Wheel of Time series of books has died. He had been fighting illness for some time and I had been following his blog and always hoping for good news. Sadly today the news is that he has lost his battle.
His books have kept me company on many a long plane ride and I have met many others while traveling who were also carrying copies of his books.
My sincere condolences to his family and friends.