Sad news via SF Site…
Author Tom Deitz has passed away.
Deitz was the author of the Soulsmith Trilogy (Soulsmith, Dreambuilder, and Wordwright) and also Windmaster’s Bane, Fireshaper’s Doom, Darkthunder’s Way, Sunshaker’s War, Stoneskin’s Revenge, and The Gryphon King. Deitz contributed to the fanzine Aphelion in the 1970s and to APA MOTiVE in the 1990s.
Tom Deitz page at Random House