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Greg is back. Also... JordanCon

Posted by , 20 January 2010 - - - - - - · 4,686 views


Many of you became very familiar with an almost-member of our family, The Armorer, USMC Colonel Greg Kitchens. Though a reserve officer, Greg felt the calling to return to active service and did that in 2008. He was subsequently deployed in support of our missions in the Middle East. I asked specifics and he gave me the old "I can tell you...

A word from Harriet & Wilson

Posted by , 21 October 2009 - - - - - - · 3,696 views

On October 27, Book 12 of The Wheel of Time, THE GATHERING STORM, goes on sale nationally. Completed by Brandon Sanderson from notes and partials left by Robert Jordan, it is very good. I was its editor, as I was editor on ALL the Wheel books, and Maria Simons, Jordan's right hand for over 12 years, and Alan Romanczuk, Jordan's left hand (just...

The Stone

Posted by , 06 October 2008 - - - - - - · 4,695 views

Friday was a beautiful day in the Two Rivers. There was a gentle breeze blowing inland and the sky was crystal. Perfect. Unlike the services a year ago, the laying of the ledger stone on Jim's grave was a quiet family affair. So, with apologies, I won't share the details. Jim's resting place is identified with a marker that will last for a...

Pictures of some of the collection

Posted by , 10 September 2008 - - - - - - · 2,863 views

Greg, "The Armorer", Kitchens passed along some more photos of Robert Jordan's weapon collection. He writes:
Some have suggested a book of Jim’s collection. While this is a fun idea, I am afraid it is too late. The collection has already been taken down from the walls and distributed among the heirs, other than what we are auctioning now.


Robert Jordan blade collection now available on eBay

Posted by , 03 September 2008 - * * * * - · 4,264 views

The following letter is from Greg Kitchens, the "Armorer" who is facilitating the auction of Robert Jordan's weapon collection on ebay.

Robert Jordan's...


Posted by , 19 August 2008 - - - - - - · 2,049 views

Writing as Robert Jordan, James Rigney made knowledge his stock in trade. In order to write effectively about men and non-men who fought with swords and lances, he hefted them, he swung them. He studied what life is like for a man who makes his meat and beer with a battle axe. He would hold a spear or sword and contemplate the use of it in combat. Some...

Amyloidosis linked to Herbicides?

Posted by , 23 July 2008 - - - - - - · 1,408 views

[Harriet asked us to post the following excerpt from the El Paso Times]

From the El Paso Times, 07/03/2008

by Chris Roberts
Copyright 2008

"...[Veterans Affairs Secretary] James Peake agreed to allow AL amyloidosis... as a service-connected illness related to herbicide exposure, Brown [Mark...

Robert Jordan's Citadel memorial dedication

Posted by , 23 April 2008 - - - - - - · 1,831 views

Family, friends and fans of fantasy gathered at The Citadel on Tuesday 8 April 2008 to dedicate a permanent memorial to my brother/cousin, James Oliver Rigney, Jr. This was a celebration of Jim’s life and his work. I would be lying were I to tell you I was looking forward to the event. We had assembled only a few weeks earlier at the Citadel to...

Authors Hall of Fame

Posted by , 21 March 2008 - - - - - - · 1,810 views

On 8 March 2008, James Oliver Rigney, Jr. was inducted as the 47th member of the South Carolina Academy of Authors (SCAA) Hall of Fame. The setting was perfect, The Citadel, The Military College of S.C. The man most of you only knew by his nom de plume, Robert Jordan was a graduate of the Citadel and adored his alma mater. Jim would have loved the...

A note from Harriet

Posted by , 14 December 2007 - * * * * * · 3,164 views

Dear everyone,

Brandon Sanderson came to see me for a couple of days this week, and he is as terrific as he sounds in the interview. I am really glad that things have worked out so that he can, and will, complete A MEMORY OF LIGHT. He will do a job that Jim would approve, I believe. And I'll be working with him throughout the writing. And so will Alan...

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