Life can be so strange.
I was sitting in the waiting room at M.D. Anderson waiting for Mr. Dragon to finish his CTScan,
when I got a telephone call from one our favorite people who happens to be a wonderful author.
He called to ask what had happened to David.
I said "what do you mean what happened to David".
And he told me David had died...at the age of 38.
(From Murder By The Book)
We met David at Murder By The Book some 20 years ago.
We love mysteries and David was the best at his job.
He loved his customers and the mystery genre and knew what each of us liked.
He always had a smile on his face and a new book to suggest.
He married his wife, McKenna, just over 2 years ago.
They had a fairy tale wedding in Scotland.
We can not imagine what McKenna the MBTB family must be going through.
We have wonderful memories.
Memories of dinners with authors.
The first one was with Christopher Moore and if any of you read Christopher you know we had one heck of a good time at a very good South American restaurant.
David was kind enough to invite us on other dinners and we got to know him and McKenna better.
We both feel such sadness this evening.
I haven't posted a Tuesday Tribute in awhile, but I wanted to pay tribute this evening to a young man who brought joy into so many lives and whose smile and knowledge will be greatly missed.
We'll miss you, David. Enjoy that great library in the heavens.