From a news report:

“Sidney Sheldon, who won awards in three careers, Broadway theater, movies and television, and who at age 50 turned to writing best- selling novels about stalwart women who triumph in a hostile world of ruthless men, has died. He was 89.”

Wow. The man who wrote Rage of Angels has died. That book made such an impact on me. At a time before I discovered “literature,” when Nancy Drew and then Danielle Steele books were mostly what kept me engrossed, along came Sidney Sheldon’s smart, classy heroine and powerful storytelling skills. I even fantasized about being a lawyer after reading that book, so compelling was Jennifer Parker, his main character.

It’s amazing that that one book was just a tip of the iceberg in his distinguished career. Thanks, Sidney.