It is very sad to hear that composer John Horner was killed when his light plane crashed yesterday, June 22, 2015. Many remember his scores for Avatar and Titanic, but over the last several weeks, with my headphones on, I had listened to his score for The Hunger Games and A Beautiful Mind as I worked on my latest novel. I was inspired by Horner’s music in writing many of the passages in my story. To wake up this morning to the news, it somehow became more personal than I ever thought. As I go back to writing this morning, I will be playing his music and remembering his triumph and not the tragedy that took him from us too soon. Although I never met him. and he never met me, but I shall miss him just the same.