It breaks my heart to write this, but we've lost one of our friends, F. O'Brien Andrew, who drowned with his wife Gretchen while out sailing. Holly Lisle announced it on her weblog here.
Frank was more than a blog pal to me. He was a friend. Over the last couple of months we've been corresponding privately about writing, life and the difficulties we've both faced. His letters were always a welcome sight in my post office box. I've been sitting here all morning re-reading his letters, which are full of reality and encouragement and hope.
I just can't believe he's gone.