Thursday, June 25, 2009

Don Coldsmith, R.I.P.

I was never a big fan of Farrah Fawcett or Michael Jackson, but I'm sorry to hear about their passing. The third death today hits a lot harder in the Western field. Don Coldsmith, who collapsed last week during the Western Writers of America convention, has passed away. I was definitely a fan of Don and his work. We weren't close friends but always talked whenever we were at the same convention. I believe we shared an agent for a while. He was a good man and a fine writer. Best known for his multi-book Spanish Bit series, he also wrote several very good stand-alone historical novels. He will definitely be missed.


beb said...

Wow, three deaths in one day! I say we call it a day and start tomorrow a couple hours early.

Charles Gramlich said...

I'm sorry to hear that. I've actually never read a thing by him but I know the name. Was a kind of a big day for folks dying. Something in the air.

Randy Johnson said...

I read some of the early Spanish bit tales, but it has been a few years. Maybe It's time to get reaquainted, though I hate a reminder like this.