RIP Elaine Marie Alphin

ElaineSad, sadder, saddest.

The world of children’s publishing lost an amazing author with the death of Elaine Marie Alphin on August 19, 2014.

Usually, when I post about someone important in our field, it isn’t someone with whom I’ve interacted.  Fortunately, I had to priviledge to learn from Elaine.

When I started writing, Elaine was already established.  She wrote both fiction and nonfiction (see below).  It always surprised me how dark much of her fiction is because Elaine was always a bright soul, a cheerleader for new writers, answering questions and giving us the encouragement to keep working.

Elaine will surely be missed.  Why not pick up one of her books and get to know an amazing writer?



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