I think one of the reasons I started writing was because my favorite authors didn't produce fast enough and I wanted to play in their worlds. Pern has always been a favorite for me. And some of those characters, all these years later, still resonate with me. The dragons, the fire lizards, Harper Hall, fighting thread...such a completely realized world. I guess that's what makes it so inviting to return.
I didn't know her or much of her life, but her writing deeply touched me. And I am grateful to have visited with the people in her head.
Thanks for everything, Anne. I hope you're on a new and greater adventure now.