Speaking of celebrity influences on my life, I just found out in the last few minutes that one of my favourite authors, Anne McCaffrey, died on Monday. I'm actually crying a bit...I discovered her books when I was in my early teens, and they were my companions through a lot. She wrote about strong women overcoming dire circumstances before it was cool to write strong genre women. I literally have an entire shelf dedicated to just her books; more than any other author in my collection.
Sad day :(