Friday, February 25, 2011

In Memory

L.K. Madigan

The youth literature community--including the kidlitosphere--is mourning the loss and celebrating the life of L.K. Madigan. See Lisa's last blog post.

Her agent Jennifer Laughran writes: "I had the great privilege to help bring two of Lisa's books into the world, and I hope that through those stories, many many more readers will have a chance to be touched by Lisa's brilliance, humor, heart and generosity of spirit in the years to come."

From The Oregonian: Wolfson's (AKA Madigan's) first book, Flash Burnout (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010), won the William C. Morris Award, a national honor given by the American Library Association to the best book for young adults by a first-time author. It is a finalist for the Leslie Bradshaw Award for Young Adult Literature, which will be given at the Oregon Book Awards ceremony April 25.

A trust fund has been set up for her son, to pay for college expenses one day. Please make your check payable to: Nathan Wolfson Trust. Then mail it to the following address:

Becker Capital Management, Inc.
Attn: Sharon Gueck/John Becker
1211 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 2185
Portland, OR 97204

Contact source: Lisa Schroeder.

Perry Moore

Perry Moore, Author of Book About Gay Superhero, Dies at 39 by Dennis Hevesi from The New York Times. Peek: " executive producer of the fantasy movie series 'The Chronicles of Narnia' and the author of Hero (Hyperion, 2007) a book about a gay superhero, died on Thursday...."


Sophia the Writer said...

Perry Moore too?!? What is going on?

I'm shocked and disappointed. Hero was AMAZING.

Cynthia Leitich Smith said...

It is a wonderful book. And I don't know... It's beyond sad. I'm trying to take it as a reminder to show folks how much we love them, and I'll continue to champion Perry and Lisa's books.