On the Rookhouse Books web site, professional writer Lee Allred did a wonderful tribute to his friend K.D. Wentworth, who passed away far, far too young. Everyone inside of science fiction and fantasy knew K.D. from one place or another. I have no actual memory of meeting her for the first time. She just was always a part of the science fiction world for me. And over the years I spent many wonderful hours with K.D. in convention suites, on panels, and over dinners, usually talking writing or business.
I admired her tremendously. Not only was she a fine writer, but she did some fantastic work helping new writers come into writing, not the least of which was her years of work as the main judge on the Writers of the Future contest. It’s a stunner that she is gone. She will be missed.