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by Laura McCarthy Benson

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23 February 2011

The Young Adult World Lost a Shining Star Today

Lisa (LK) Madigan passed away today and I can't even put into words how upsetting this is. She was around my age and a brilliant author. Her Flash Burnout, her debut won the William C. Morris Award in 2010. We found out about after ALA MW in Boston.
I had just request that book from the library the day that Lisa announced that she was in stage IV pancreatic cancer. Something brought me to this book. It's sitting beside me as I type this. Tears are pouring down my face because even though I hadn't met Lisa, she touched me in her blog posts, her twitterings and her livejournal posts.
My heart goes out to her family, her friends and her fans. Of which I am one.

2 Comments:

  1. I have given your blog an award! :) Check it out at: http://brittanysfantasy.blogspot.com/2011/02/blog-awards.html
    Thank You!

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  2. I felt incredibly sad too, today, when I read the news. The Mermaid's Mirror was one of my favorites in 2010 and I'm planning on reading Flash Burnout too. The news of her cancer seemed so sudden when it happened, and loosing her today brought tears to my eyes, too. At least, I feel we are lucky that we got a little glimpse of her talent before she went...

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