A true gentleman, magician, and all round wizard with words, Sid Fleischman, has left us.
On March 17. Very apropos.
My three favorite memories: attending one of his SCBWI workshops where he shared card and word tricks; when he asked me to sign a copy of Hattie Big Sky to him at the SCBWI conference, perhaps in 2007 or 2008; and when he spoke at the Seattle SCBWI conference and bestowed upon me a thoughtful gift for arranging for his transportation to and fro (courtesy my then soon-to-be-son-in-law).
He was a lovely, lovely man.
The world is smaller this week. Much, much smaller.