Sunday, September 26, 2010

RIP Jennifer Rardin (1965-2010)

Earlier this week, it was with a deep sense of loss that I learned from Orbit editor Jack Womack that author Jennifer Rardin, one of the luminaries in the urban fantasy community had passed away. She was only 45. My heartfelt sympathies go out to the friends and family of  Jennifer and to her readers and fans.

I had not met Jennifer or interviewed her (although one was planned for the release of Bitten in Two), but through her Jaz Parks novels, her zeal for life, sense of humour and intelligent mind were clearly evident. The Jaz Parks series was one of my must read urban fantasies (see my review of Bitten to Death) and I know many felt likewise. Jennifer had completed the series with Book 8 which will be released next year, leaving behind a complete and wonderfully entertaining legacy. Jennifer you are already missed.

For those wishing to contribute to a memorial, details can be found on the home page of the Jennifer Rardin website. Here are links to some of the other reflections about Jennifer from fellow authors, bloggers and fans.

5 comments:

  1. Very sad news. My thoughts go out to her family and friends.

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  2. I was sadden by the news, she will be greatly missed and so much left to do. My thoughts and prayers remain with her family.

    Dottie

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  3. Really sad news. My condolences to the family.

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  4. So sad.
    She will be greatly missed, but always remembered.

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  5. I've been reading her since she published her second book. She actually sent me an autographed copy of her third one. Such an amazing author and I'll miss her and her characters so much.

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