We finally began a new read-aloud at the supper table tonight; I picked one of my all-time favorite books, A Wrinkle in Time. When My Sweet Baboo saw the book, he pointed to the cover and asked, 'Did you see that she passed away?'
NO!!! I hadn't read any newspapers for the last 4-5 days because of the conference and I missed it! So I googled her and found the following official press release.
I have many of her books; I even had the opportunity to meet her about 12 years ago. She is one of my author heroes; if ever I publish anything it will be largely due to the influence of her writings...both fictional and autobiographical.
Tomorrow is 9-11; Lynn Johnston is retiring and Madeleine L'Engle passed away.
I'll sleep with a heavy heart tonight.