From the Tri-City Herald:
The husband of best-selling author Patricia Briggs died unexpectedly early Monday morning, according to posts to her website and Facebook page.
The couple lived in Benton City, and Mike Briggs acted as a research assistant for his wife’s books. Patricia Briggs writes the Mercy Thompson urban fantasy series.
“It is with a very heavy heart that I write of the passing of one of the finest men I have ever known,” Patricia Briggs’ assistant posted to Facebook Monday.
Mike Briggs ran the couple’s horse farm and kept the Patricia Briggs website up to date, in addition to acting as a research assistant. He previously worked as a chemist, biologist and “computer nerd,” according to the Patricia Briggs website.
Link to the rest at Tri-City Herald and thanks to Matthew for the tip.
I met Mike Briggs at one of his wife’s readings/book events a few years ago. He struck up a conversation with me before it started and after a little while he mentioned casually he was her husband. We probably chatted almost an hour. A truly interesting guy with many great life experiences and a funny storyteller in his own right. He did most of the blog posts on Patricia Briggs’s website as well.