L.K. Madigan author of Flash Burnout and The Mermaid's Mirror passed away at the age of 47. She had recently (January) announced on her blog she had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. I would check for updates but there was no activity. Then late last night on twitter someone mentioned her passing. I was stunned into silence.
The story lines vary, but the underlying feeling is the same for all of us ~ Pema Chodron