I was deeply saddened to learn yesterday of the passing of Howard Hopkins, who was my editor for my story in The Avenger: The Justice, Inc. Files. I didn’t know Howard very well, but I appreciated his cordiality and his perceptive editing (which made my story a better one), and admired him for his passion for writing and what’s come to be known more recently as the “new pulp” genre. He also wrote a damned fine nonfiction book on The Avenger and I’ve really been looking forward to his Sherlock Holmes: The Crossover Casebook anthology. Moonstone Books has posted a notice of services and remembrances for Howard here.
At the request of Howard’s wife, Dominique, Chuck Juzek has passed the following info along to the pulp fan community.
Due to a mistake by their insurance agent 6 months ago that Dominique only became aware of after Howard’s death, Howard’s life insurance had lapsed at the time of his death. As a result, in addition to everything else that his passing means to her, she’s now scrambling in order to find the funds to pay for his funeral expenses. If you have the ability, she’s accepting donations to help pay for those expenses; at her request, below is her address for anyone that wishes to contribute.
2 McKee Drive
Old Orchard Beach, ME 04064