Kage Baker, fantasy/science fiction writer extraordinaire, died early this morning. There are details here at The Green Man Review.
One of the most memorable books I read this past year was her first foray into writing for children. The Hotel Under the Sand is a strangely marvellous story about a girl washed ashore on an abandoned beach, and the old hotel that rises up out of the dunes and shelters her.
I hope that Kage Baker has come to a safe haven of her own.