Sad news: author Kathleen Givens passed away suddenly over the weekend. Givens wrote historical fiction for Pocket, and her most recent release was Rivals for the Crown.
Our condolences to her family and friends, and to her fellow writers from the Whine Sisters author blog. In the comments, many people are recalling the first time they met her. It seems Ms. Givens met so many people in lines, bathroom queues or at RWA conferences – clearly she was one of the friendly, warm and welcoming people you meet at writer conferences, the kind with whom you find an instant friend. What a sad, sad loss.