I'm so very sad to share the news of the death of Donna Kauffman. The romance community has lost another beloved author. (Read her USA Today obituary)
I didn't know Donna well but I did have the opportunity to meet her in person on several occasions. One of those was at last year's Book Lovers Con (photo below).
|Liz Talley, PJ, Donna Kauffman, Sally Kilpatrick|
As usual, Donna was upbeat and joyous. In fact, I can't remember a single encounter with her over the years when she wasn't smiling, gracious, and kind.
Donna's most recent book, Under a Firefly Moon, was released in January and takes readers back to Blue Hollow Falls for another witty, heart-tugging story. As is typically the case with her books, it has garnered plenty of wonderful, 5-star reviews.
My condolences go out to Donna's family, friends, and all who loved her and her stories. May she rest in peace and may her kindness and joy be a guiding light to us all.