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Author David Eddings Accidentally Burns Down Office

From the Nevada Appeal:

Fantasy writer David Eddings, 75, said he was using water to flush out the gas tank of his broken-down Excalibur sports car, when some fluid leaked. In a lapse of judgment he readily admitted, Eddings lit a piece of paper and threw into the puddle to test if it was still flammable. The answer came in an orange torrent.

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5 Comments on Author David Eddings Accidentally Burns Down Office

  1. Hey, it worked! :D

  2. I think the lesson to be learned here is don’t keep old cars in your garage because you never know when you might have a lapse of judgement and decided to blow it up…:-@

  3. Charlie Green // January 29, 2007 at 8:19 pm //

    There’s gotta be a novel here somehow.

  4. Another great quote from the article is where Eddings states he has a word to describe what he did: “Dumb.” :)

  5. What a brilliant publicity ploy and he gets to make a claim on his insurance. (It’s not arson if you’re just “dumb” right?)

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