Anne McCaffrey Has Died
I grew up with her short stories, and was then entranced with her wonderful Dragonflight series. I used them often when teaching English to 14-year-old girls. One in particular, an uninterested reader and lapsadaisical scholar, was instantly hooked. She became a reader overnight, and is now a film producer. It is a success that I attribute directly to McCaffrey.
Anne McCaffrey was 85 years old when she died. GalleyCat confirmed the sad news with Random House this afternoon.
McCaffrey’s career began with Restoree in 1967. She went on to earn a dedicated following for her beloved series, Dragonriders of Pern. At her website, McCaffrey answered letters from dedicated fans through November. This GalleyCat editor will never forget reading her books as a middle-school kid. Share your memories in the comments section… here