Anne McCaffrey's Blog, page 2
December 17, 2009
I think we can all say that 2009 was a tough year all around. Many notable and much-loved people have left us forever, including Charles N. Brown, the marvelous founder of Locus Magazine, David Eddings, Barbara Bova, and many more. In October my ex-husband, Horace Wright Johnson, succumbed to cancer. Although we've been divorced for nearly forty years, the news still came as a sad shock. Fortunately, both my boys, Alec and Todd, were able to be with him shortly before he passed...
September 23, 2009
If you've been looking for digital versions of Anne's books, you'll be pleased to know that Random House / Del Rey have added The Changelings: Book One of the Twins of Petaybee to their Suvudu Free Library program. It's currently available as a free download for PDF, Sony Reader, Amazon Kindle, or BN eBook editions. It's also available on Scribd, right here. These may only be free for a limited time, so stop by and get your copy while you can!
March 10, 2009
I have some marvelous news that I'm just busting to tell folks! My son Todd's daughter, Ceara (ERGO one of my granddaughters), won a Scholastic Golden Key for the story she submitted to a Christmas competition. She used my computer to do the final draft. I did read it, but as I have no idea of the criteria by which it was judged I couldn't say more than that it was well done!
That's three generations of my family that have made it as writers. I'm sure Ceara Rose will go on with writing...
January 2, 2009
I've had a marvelous Christmas, with both Alec and Todd here at the celebratory weekend. They each brought a daughter a-piece… So it's been quite a reunion, since Gigi and my grandson, Owen, already live here in Ireland, not far from me. Many Happy Returns for me.
I've had many Christmas cards from fans so let me take this opportunity to thank all of you for your good wishes and to wish the same to you. This is the Chinese year of the Ox… I don't think they get on all that well with sleepy ...
December 24, 2008
Anne McCaffrey, Tania Opland and Mike Freeman are delighted to announce the CD release of their second collaboration! The long awaited "Sunset's Gold" features music from the writings of Menolly and is a fitting partner to the hugely popular "The Masterharper of Pern" CD and songbook.
The CD will be available for delivery around January 9 2009 and advance orders are already stacking up. For more information or to pre order your copy, please visit Tania and Mike's online ordering page.
November 6, 2008
I have received two of the largest GET WELL cards I've ever seen, signed by what seems like all the attendees of Albacon… which was very thoughtful of both the guests and the convention.
I shall remark, in passing on such thanks, that Ireland, at least my part, is being gradually covered by some of the biggest snow-flakes I ever remember seeing – which means it won't be a long snow but it is even beginning to stay on the grass without melting away. Some of it might just stay… which would be f...
October 26, 2008
Bryan from Wysiwyg let us know that the signed books are in the best possible condition, and all signed or bookplated books are shipped domestically, in a sturdy box, and packed so that they get to their destination in the condition they started out in. International orders are sent in a Global Priority Flat Rate envelope with as much packaging material as...
October 8, 2008
As bad luck will have it, I am not going to be able to make it to Albacon. I had what was deemed a minor heart attack, and as my blood pressure sort of went berserk (although it's better now) I shan't be able to get to Albany and Jan's convention… much as I was determined to.
I am very sorry. I talked it over with Todd, who is still attending, and he agreed with the forbearance. Todd will have made the appropriate phone calls to explain why I missed yesterday's flight. I know a lot of people w...
May 28, 2008
Some years ago when I was in Ireland we had a long phone conversation about "Springfarm", where I grew up, and the location for your book "The Lady". A cousin of mine, who also grew up on the property, and our grandfather, apparently had a paranormal experience there in the 1920s. It involved the sighting of a coach and horses drawing up by the house. I wonder if, during the course of your researches, whether you encountered any reference to such a phenomenon?
April 6, 2008
I had a great birthday party, not a large one, only those known as my usual suspects! But it was very nice, a buffet with some new recipes. Gigi made me an angel food cake which was just as I wanted. Although I did wear down early, it was fun while I lasted and Todd, who was my April Fool's surprise, arrived on the first plane into Dublin from sunny California. He brought sun with him and it's still with us.
I will be attending Dragon*Con come hell, high water or hurricane (soap your mouth o...