E. Lynn Harris (1955-2009)
The headline read:
Author E. Lynn Harris dead at 54
On my second book, Mr. Harris was one of the authors I credited as an inspiration. Although I’ve written since the age of sixteen, it wasn’t until my late 20’s that I started to form my thoughts into something more than just journal entries and short stories. It was around that time that I picked up ANY WAY THE WIND BLOWS. I bought it just from reading the jacket! Not once was I shocked about the content. It comes from having an open mind. I suggest EVERY adapt one! I think I have only two of his books but just reading AWTWB inspired me to continue writing the way that I write. The fact that he wrote so openly about “alternative” lifestyles motivated me to write the way I do. He will be deeply missed.
R.I.P. Mr. Harris