It's been a sad week for authors who keep in touch on the blogosphere. We've lost two people who have consistently gone out of their way to help developing writers.
|Ann C. Crispin|
Ann C. Crispin, of Writer Beware, passed after a battle with cancer. She devoted years of public awareness to help writers avoid being scammed. Countless authors owe their continued financial security to her warnings: because of her efforts and those of her colleagues, they know what to look for to avoid being bilked for thousands of dollars.
Carolyn Kaufman, of QueryTracker, passed after suffering an aneurysm. Her blogs helped writers improve their craft and approach writing as a career, inspired hope, and welcomed new writers to the community.
Thanks to both of these amazing women for all they've contributed. I, for one, am grateful to have known their work.