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Monday, December 1, 2014

Rocky Wood, HWA President, passed to the Great Beyond today

Rocky Wood was a friend. I only met Rocky once in person, and that was last May at the World Horror Convention in Portland, OR. Rocky was wheel-chair bound with ALS, and he communicated primarily via computer. Rocky was the man who personally welcomed me back to horror after a twenty-year hiatus, and he invited me to attend the Stokers and be on a Stoker jury. We shared several e-mails about the founding of HWA (I was one of the original trustees and Rocky asked me several questions about the incorporation of HWA). Rocky was one of the nicest people I have ever met, and he had a true love of literature and especially horror and the works of Stephen King. I was looking forward to seeing Rocky again in Atlanta. Goodbye, my friend. You will always be remembered.

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