Gabriel García Márquez, Literary Pioneer, Dies at 87

Gabriel García Márquez, Literary Pioneer, Dies at 87

Gabriel García Márquez, Novelist and Exponent of Magic Realism

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Gabriel García Márquez, the Colombian novelist whose “One Hundred Years of Solitude” established him as a giant of 20th-century literature, died on Thursday at his home in Mexico City. He was 87.

Full Story: NY Times

Thoughts and Prayers for Author Brandon Hale

Thoughts and Prayers for Author Brandon Hale

My writer friend, Brandon Hale, is in a battle for his life against cancer right now. Due to complications following surgery, he’s in the ICU on a ventilator. Please keep him in your prayers.

If you read sci fi or fantasy, please download his free book (the first in a series) and share this link with others. He’s a full time author living on his book earnings, so this would be a tangible way to help a good man in need. Besides which, I’ve read Brandon’s work. He’s a wonderful writer, so you’re in for a very good read.

Helping Hands

Russell Blake said it best here on his blog. Our mutual author friend, Brandon Hale, has just been diagnosed with cancer. I think a lot of Brandon and his writing.

Please take a moment to read about Brandon, his books, and his fight against cancer at the following links. No one should have to worry about money at a time like this, so I’m asking you to consider helping by buying his books and/or donating money.