Man, it's been a bad year for authors, and it's still only March! We lost another of the greats on Saturday, as British fantasy author Diana Wynne Jones passed away after a two-year battle with cancer.
Wynne Jones published books that were equally loved by children, teens, and adults, and writers as varied as J.K. Rowling to Neil Gaiman claim her as one of their greatest influences.
For more information about her rich life, read this obituary from School Library Journal, or this reminiscence from the blog of Neil Gaiman, who traveled to Britain to visit with her last week. And for folks who haven't discovered her funny, wise, and witty fantasy books for all ages, check out some of these titles:
The Chronicles of Chrestomanci:
The Derkholm series:
The Dalemark Quartet
The Howl's Moving Castle series
Diana, you will be missed.