I just got home and found out that Kensington Brave Editor Kate Duffy had passed away. I have mixed feelings about the news. Kate was the first New York editor to purchase my work. The first New York editor to take a chance on this newbie writer. She loved romance and believed in the books that she bought. No one could ever doubt her passion for the genre. We had our differences over the years, but I always respected her work ethic. The publishing world, and romance especially, has lost one of its greatest champions. It feels like the end of an era. May she rest in peace.
September 28th, 2009