Letter from Darlene

Every year for many, my birthday book was the latest Dragonbook, always in hardcover, one of the rare few authors not relegated to paperback, ebook, or simply a borrow. Holding Sky Dragons in my hand as my gift today, spurred me to the WWW to double check that my collection was complete, but mostly to connect again with your Mom in some small way. My heart was broken last November when Anne McCaffrey left our world. We will never see her like again. But it’s a comfort to know that her legacy of Pern and the strength of her love lives on in her son’s capable hands. I regret I never had the opportunity to thank her in person for the decades of joy all her books brought to me, but I cherish the short note she wrote me in response to my own, and my personally autographed ‘Skys of Pern’ will hold pride of place on my bookshelf when all the other books have turned to dust or digits. That future generations will know her and share her stories grants her truly eternal life. Best regards. I had wanted to post this on your website, but couldn’t figure out how.

Hi Darlene,

Thanks for the kind words.

Yup, Mum was a special lady and she will be missed. Hopefully, she’ll be remembered for a long, long time.

As for contacting me on the website, the best thing to do is go:

Home->Todd McCaffrey->Contact

which will let you send me an email which I may (or may not) answer.


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