Just got word that Tom Dietz died on April 27, 2009. Tom lived in Oakwood Georgia and was a fantasy writer. He published around twenty novels and placed several of them in the Atehens and North Georgia area. We never got to meet, but I was a fan enjoying everything of his that I read.
I don't have many other details and its always sad to loose one of the members of the science fiction community. Especially one so young. He will live on in his books and hopefully will make some new friends somewhere down the road.