|Ralph Hancox: 1929-2017|
I am very sad to announce the passing of my dear friend and Fictive Press author Ralph Hancox
. Beyond his remarkable lifetime achievements
and brilliance, Ralph was an extraordinary individual—
charming, funny, thoughtful and compassionate. Many have benefited from his kindness and interest—
and I was fortunate enough to be one of them. He took a chance on me when I was young and virtually unskilled and offered me my first first real job, as his administrative assistant in the Reader's Digest book department in Montreal. This effectively launched my decade-long association with the Digest and my subsequent business-writing career. In the last two years, I had the privilege of working with Ralph again, this time as his editor and publisher of his three novels: Con Job, Scandalous
and The Ape & the Peacock
. I shall miss him greatly.