Melissa (beethatbumbles) wrote,

RIP Diana Wynne Jones

I have not updated in a few months, mostly due to life being busy and stressful and horrible and beautiful. I have many things to say which I ought to post about, but right now, I only have time for the one that is currently the foremost in my thoughts.

Diana Wynne Jones, my favorite author, passed away yesterday after a long battle with cancer. Her fans were all expecting this for quite some time, but I am still absolutely gutted over it. I can't quite comprehend the fact that I'll never get to read another new story of hers. I have been a fan of her books for more than half of my life.

Here is a lovely tribute from Neil Gaiman, who was a fan as well (and, in addition, to this, was also a friend of hers).

"It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer."--E.B. White
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