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It's been an interesting year so far. I've lost both my Moms. My mother died in January after a long decline. Soon after, my Mother-in-Law went in for bypass surgery. While her heart healed, other issues zapped her strength and she died April 22.

I may have challenge update posts but I don't know when I'll be posting regularly or when I'll get to visit everyone who is working on the challenges I'm hosting.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

What happens to your favorite stories when authors die

I've been reading an on-line serial, again. Several of the stories by this author are complete as they are but could use a sequel. Several of the stories will forever be unfinished.

That got me to thinking...What happens to your favorite stories when the author dies?

I started the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan. Luckily he had notes of the rest of the series and another author has been able to finish the series. Can you imagine reading ten-600+ page books and having the story end before it is supposed to?

Robert Ludlum's Bourne series is able continue thanks to other authors.

I started reading The Cat Who. . . series by Lilian Jackson Braun 30 years ago. That should have prepared me but no, just because she's been published almost as long as I've been alive, I still expected her to be writing another 30 years.

Good-bye to Anne McCaffrey. Ray Bradbury. Dick Francis. Maurice Sendak. Marguerite Henry.

Good news! Anne and Dick have children that are willing, and very capable, of filling their shoes.

My favorite Western, Death Rides a Chestnut Mare is by Ralph Compton. The rest of the series is by Ralph W. Cotton.

Do you have a favorite author who has died? What happened to their stories?

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