This just in! Terry Pratchett – author of the best selling “Discworld” series, and an author I rank right up there with Stephen King, J.R.R. Tolkien and Bruce Campbell – announced that he’s got an rare form of early-onset Alzheimers. His statement is available here.
I came up with my pen name – William de Worde – from his book, The Truth. As I said in the About me page, it’s one of the best books I’ve ever read (and a character I was hoping to see again in the Discworld series. I’ll always associate Terry Pratchett and his Discworld with my fiancee, since she was the one who introduced me to this world.
Wow, I’m really bummed and hope there is something that can be done to pull him through this. There are many more Discworld books he needs to write, dang it!