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Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Bill Crider - RIP, Dear Man
Several years back, I played around with a theme centering on author friends' work spaces.
Several were gracious enough to send pictures, but Bill Crider did one better. He sent a video. Take a look -
When Bill told the mystery community about his cancer, knowing he didn't have much longer, the news was met with an enormous amount of sadness.
I think it's fair to say there's not another person in the mystery community as well loved, or as well respected as Bill Crider.
People started posting stories about him.
We all wanted to share our own Bill Crider stories.
I immediately went to my Meanderings and Muses archives to pull out pieces Bill wrote for me over the years.
I share them with you here.
He has always been one of the most generous of souls. You would be hard-pressed to find a single word Bill Crider wrote in praise of himself, but you'll find plenty of words in which he's praising and supporting and helping others. Including me and Meanderings and Muses.
When Bill first shared the news of his cancer, I wrote this.http://www.meanderingsandmuses.com/2016/07/dear-dr-crider.html
Goodbye, Bill. You left the world a better place by virtue of your very gentle presence. Oh my - you will be missed.