For long time readers of this and other blogs, Sha'el, Princess of Pixies is a name you know. It was the cyber nom of Rachael de Vienne, a lovely and exotic writer who made me laugh.
Sadly, I have just now learned that she has gone on ahead, scouting the afterlife.
Her book was the first ebook I bought on my treasured Kindle (first generation--the one that cost $300+)
She always had interesting tidbits of information about history.
And she took her pixies seriously.
And then there was Bill E the goat. In love with the French alpine down the road. Always ready with a pithy comment or two.
And of course, she was instrumental in helping me find Gary Corby.
Gary Corby, where are you?
Her view of the world was idiosyncratic and wonderful.
There simply is no one like her, and her loss leaves a gap that will never be filled.
Words cannot express my sadness.