Dear Readers, Don Coldsmith passed away this morning. He was the author of over 40 books, including our favorite series, the “Spanish Bit Saga.” He was one of our heroes. It’s hard to imagine a world without Don’s kindness and sense of humor. The universe is less today. But he lived an amazing life. When it’s all said and done, how many of us will be able to say that we saved lives, brought new lives into the world, fought for this country’s freedom, and changed the face of Western writing? Few, we suspect. He had a rare kind of soft-spoken courage, the stuff legends are made of. We’re going to miss him very much. If you’ve never read a Coldsmith novel, pick up “Runestone,” or “The Changing Wind.” You’ll enjoy them. We guarantee it. And since today is June 25th, the anniversary of the battle of the Little Big Horn, we want to say definitively that Custer REALLY did have it coming. Regards, Michael and Kathleen