Thank you, Susan Toy, for sharing this sad news with us. The writing community lost a brave and brilliant member, Lockard F. Young (Lockie)~ author of “Ryan’s Legend” (A wonderful children’s book.) over the weekend and he will be sorely missed. May he rest in peace.
It was with great sadness and a heavy heart I received the news yesterday morning from a mutual friend that author Lockard F. Young, or Lockie as he was know to all of us, had died in hospital, surrounded by his family. I like to think Lockie was also surrounded – via the internet – by the community of writers and readers that had been drawn to him. I for one counted Lockie as a very close member among my own “family” of writers, and he was valued here on Reading Recommendations for his support of me, this blog, and his fellow authors, as well as for his writing, his striving desire to perfect that craft, and his general good humour and comraderie – in spite of all he was suffering healthwise.
Lockie’s was one of the early promotions I posted here after I first set up the blog in…
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