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Subject: OT~Losing authors
Date Posted: 6/20/2013 8:40 AM ET
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Persia Woolley shared this on FB this morning:

Parke 'Pete' Godwin and I were housemates and lovers- of-sorts for five years in Auburn when he first moved to California. We were each writing historical versions of various legends and while we drifted apart in the ensuing years, those were some marvelously rich times for both of us. His splendour with words will long outlive him, and anyone who loves the Arthurian stories, Beowulf or English history will be well rewarded to look up his books. Long may you rave, you crazy Irishman!  Guess I should note that Pete died this afternoon in Auburn, the little foothill town he fell in love with after 20 some years in downtown Manhattan. He'd been in California just a couple of weeks shy of 16 years.

sad  Vince Flynn died yesterday too, for those of us who read his Mitch Rapp thriller series, another sad

Date Posted: 6/20/2013 9:51 AM ET
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Very sad losses ... but what a great tribute from Persia Woolley.

Thanks for sharing this with us, Vicky,

Kelly

 

Date Posted: 6/20/2013 10:49 AM ET
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That is a very sweet tribute, Thanks Vicky

Date Posted: 6/20/2013 12:03 PM ET
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That was a very touching tribute.  I was also sorry to hear about Mr. Flynn on the local news yesterday.

Date Posted: 6/20/2013 5:42 PM ET
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I'm sorry to hear indeed. I've only read one of Goodwin's Arthur books.

Date Posted: 6/20/2013 5:45 PM ET
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Thanks for mentioning this. I've only read two so far, really liked A Memory of Lions a lot. 

Date Posted: 6/21/2013 11:07 AM ET
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It's always sad to lose good authors!

Bruce -
Date Posted: 6/24/2013 12:46 AM ET
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WOW! I had no idea Vince Flynn died. WOW!