I try to keep things light hearted here on my blog but I hope you’ll indulge me just this once while I mourn the loss of one of my favorite writers. One of the biggest literary influences on my life passed away yesterday, Robert Lynne Asprin. I’m sure most of you have never heard of Mr. Asprin but he wrote the Myth fantasy series starting in 1978. The first book Another Fine Myth was given to me when I was 13 and I read it in a day. It mixed humor with fantasy and the quotes at the beginning of each chapter were always memorable. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve read his books or how many copies I’ve purchased over the years.
Mr. Asprin made me want to write, he made me want to make people laugh and want more of my words. His stories about a misfit magician and his “demon” mentor made countless days pass by quickly and long trips on the road fly by.