Writer Peter David recently suffered a stroke while on a holiday vacation with his family. As a result, he is suffering from mobility issues as well as vision in his one eye. While David has medical insurance, there are a lot of expenses not covered that he and his family must endure while he goes through the long recovery and rehabilitation process. Kathleen David, Peter's wife, made a blog post today discussing how people can help them bare the burden of these expenses.
Mainly, fans can help by continuing to buy Peter David's books, especially the novels which he receives the larger and quicker royalties from. David has a vampire hunter series titled "Pulling Up Stakes," from Crazy 8 Press, for which the second book was just released. These and other books can be purchased on David's Amazon and Barnes & Noble pages. Digital versions are as low as just 99 cents. Kathleen cites that Peter's Marvel graphic novels (currently writing X-Factor and the graphic novel adaptations of Stephen King's "Dark Tower" series) are the next best source of support.
Comic books fans know Peter David's work from his epic, over a decade long run on The Incredible Hulk and two runs on X-Factor, both from Marvel. He has arguably the greatest run on Aquaman from DC Comics, as well as the creator owned series Fallen Angel from IDW Publishing.
Of course, Peter David written comic books and graphic novels are also available at Philadelphia area comic book stores. To find a comic shop near you, go to www.comicshoplocator.com.