Thanks, Sam Waas!

One of the things I enjoy most about being online is meeting people I would never be able to meet in person. There are friends on Ravelry and Facebook that live many miles away, sometimes in other countries that I will probably never have a chance to visit, and there are friends who live close enough that I can meet them for lunch.

I joined OnlineBookClub.org about six months ago, and have had a very enjoyable time meeting other readers, reviewers, and writers. I was sorry to hear today that one of my favorite people, Sam Waas, is now deceased.

He has written a series of private detective novels, and I recently read and enjoyed the first in the series, called Blood Spiral. I’m looking forward to reading the rest of the series as well. But what I really appreciate most was Sam’s sharing information and giving suggestions to solve problems. We did some posts about James Joyce’s Ulysses—Sam’s favorite and my least favorite book—and he gave me some information that I hope will make this book more understandable and enjoyable. He also gave me–and other members—good ideas about doing a good job with writing.

So thanks, Sam! It was good to meet you, even though it was only for a brief time.

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