I didn't know Mr. Gonzalez personally, but I did have the great honor of meeting him once, around this time last year. I wrote a guest blogpost about it and the advice he gave me as a brand new horror author. I remember him being warm, personable, and having a very wry sense of humor. I regret now that I'll never get the chance to get to know him better.
I'm not sure what the appropriate thing to say in a situation like this is, but when an author passes away we are fortunate that his work remains as a legacy and a way to remember him. So maybe now would be a good time to pick up one of his books.
|This is me (center) with Gonzalez (left) and his frequent collaborator Brian Keene (right)|