Article here. Warren was a mentor to every aspiring writer in town, I’ll bet. Certainly he was for me. He liked my first manuscript, which never did get published, but he championed it to Warner Books, introduced me to agents and, when I finally was published, hosted a book signing party for me, all while feeding me encouragement for years. A soft-spoken, funny, kind man with a ton of clout -he was president of the American Booksellers Association back in the days when there were independent book stores, so when he went to bat for you, it was something special. As was he.