Fellow Oregon author, L.K. Madigan, passed away last week.
I met Lisa twice, once on a young adult panel last spring when she was spoke about her award-winning novel, Flash Burnout. And once this past fall when we presented together on the topic of realistic fiction for teens. My ultimate impression of her, after both meetings, was that she was very kind. (And quite brave, as she was presenting both times and both times mentioned her fear of public speaking). Her second novel, The Mermaid's Mirror, has been on my to-read list since October.
Her husband has posted a special blog on her site and set up a memorial fund to help pay for her son's college tuition.
I hope some of you will visit.
There was also an article posted in the Oregonian recently about her life.