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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Rest in Peace, Margaret and Brian

Among those passing from us, two dear souls especially make me grieve. First is Margaret K. McElderry. At 98, she has left us. Her contribution to children's literature endures through her imprint. I'm honored to bear her name on my books.

Secondly, I miss Brian Jacques! With his family in the Northwest, we were able to see him speak in all his glorious voices to readers dressed with passion as his characters. What a heart he had! You might touch it in each of his books.

We send our love to the families and friends of Margaret and Brian. We will miss them both!

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Alleged Author said...

It's always so sad when we lose great artists.

Lorie Ann Grover said...

Always, always. The shelves hold their complete voices now.