Thursday, September 23, 2010

Tribute to Jennifer Rardin

I was saddened and shocked to hear that author Jennifer Rardin passed away three days ago. Jennifer was a remarkably talented writer, and creator of the Jaz Parks urban fantasy series.
My heart goes out to all her family and friends.

RIP, Jennifer.
You will be greatly missed.

This wistful post by Jennifer’s agent, Laurie McLean, with which she responded to Jennifer’s death notice on Smart Bitches, Trashy Books, shows a little insight of what the relationship between author and agent can be like. It seems they were both really lucky in finding each other.

As Jennifer’s agent, I am simply devastated at the loss of such a wonderful, talent author and caring human being. Jennifer was always funny and fun-loving — a big persona — so this hit me doubly hard. I was hoping it was a sick joke. But no, she’s really gone. We had a lot of great times together talking about Jaz Parks and the rest of Jennifer’s zany cast of characters. And Jennifer will live on in part in Jaz, so at least that is some small consolation. Urban fantasy just lost a shooting star this week. I am saddened and humbled by her passing.

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