William E. Thomas, the author of Pegasus Falling and The Cypress Branches trilogy, was born on 2nd September 1925. Today was his 87th birthday.
To celebrate, the Thomas family gathered to wish him well. 87 is a lot of candles even for someone of a much younger age to blow out, so William made do with just one on his cake.
As many of you will know, William is in the advanced stages of Alzheimer's Disease. He now resides in a care home in Milton Keynes in the UK. He is visited daily by his family and many friends who take every opportunity possible to spoil and make a fuss of him.
William received an early birthday present yesterday when we received the news that Pegasus Falling has been named as a finalist in the Kindle Book Review's Best Indie Books of 2012 contest. It is just one of five books in the running in the Literary Fiction category. This really is exciting news and the family are very proud of William's achievement. It certainly put everyone in the mood for a party!
I'm sure all of his new friends in the indie publishing world would like to join the rest of his family in wishing William many happy returns.
I'll leave you with a few more snaps from the family gathering earlier on today.
Labels: 87 today, Alzheimer's, author, candles on the cake, family, happy birthday, many happy returns, William E. Thomas