Canadian author Paul Quarrington has died after a short battle with cancer. He was well-known up north but never got the acclaim he deserved down here. He wrote two of the best and and funniest non-fiction books about fishing ever (Fishing With My Old Guy, From the Far Side of the River: Chest-Deep in Little Fish and Big Ideas )… along with a bunch of novels that have earned him well-deserved comparisons to John Irving and Robertson Davies. I was fortunate to work with Paul for a year on the series MISSING, where he was an odd fit and he knew it. His off-beat humor and literary sensibilities just didn't mesh with a typical Lifetime detective series, which was a shame because he was a hell of a nice guy and a pleasure to work with. He will be missed.