Today I read the news on Tor.com Fantasy's Facebook page. Brian Jacques, bestselling author of the 20+ book Fantasy series, Redwall, has died on February 5th, 2011 due to a heart attack over the weekend. He was 71.
Now, I have never read any of his books, having heard of him via Goodreads. I heard of his mice protagonists and how his stories were aimed at children. I heard about the man a month and a half ago.
So, even though I did not know him, nor his works, to honor his memory, I will begin to read the Redwall series.