What Stace had to say on Thursday, September 23rd, 2010
RIP Jennifer Rardin

Yesterday I learned, through my fellow League of Reluctant Adults members, that Jennifer Rardin passed away on Monday. She was only forty-five.

Jennifer was a Leaguer for a while (she left due to time commitments not too long ago), and as such was someone I spoke to in emails on a semi-regular basis, someone I “knew,” in a bit more than just the general casual way so many of us writers know each other. She was funny and kind and smart, obviously someone who cared deeply for her family, her friends, and her readers; that came through in every email she sent to us and every discussion she joined in, even the ridiculous ones (which let’s face it, most of the conversations at the League are).

I am terribly saddened by this news, as are all of us at the League. We’ve lost a friend, someone we laughed with and cared about, a vivid and talented lady. Jaye Wells wrote a lovely tribute on the League blog here from all of us, and Nicole Peeler has another lovely one here.

If you’re a fan of her books, or someone who met her, and would like to leave condolences for her family you can do so here or on her website (linked above). I’m sure the messages being left are a great comfort to her family, and I urge you to take the time to let them know that her life and work touched you in some way.

I have some other updates and stuff to share, but I’ll do those tomorrow.

4 comments to “RIP Jennifer Rardin”

  1. Moonsanity (Brenda)
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    · September 23rd, 2010 at 1:45 pm · Link

    I think I will leave something there. I’m not blogging about it. I just can’t find the words– and sometimes it comes across…like a news grabbing thing. (not yours or other authors that knew her.) I’m just at a loss and so sad. I had emailed her a couple of times– about us both having teens. She was a little younger than me… later I will help promote her books as they come out since her family will not be up to that I’m sure. That feels like something useful to do for them.



  2. Shiloh Walker
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    · September 24th, 2010 at 5:38 am · Link

    I can’t say I ever had the chance to even speak with her. Was still a shock to hear…I had the impression she was young and saw that she was only 45. How awful for her family and friends. :( So sorry, Stacia



  3. Tom
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    · September 24th, 2010 at 6:26 pm · Link

    Very sad. I’m a shocked. Starting to feel my own mortality.



  4. Heidi Helmick
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    · December 25th, 2010 at 11:37 pm · Link

    Hi
    I just learned of her passing. Does anyone know what she died from or anything? I loved her books and I can not imagine not being able to read any more of her stories.
    Please let me know.
    sincerely,
    Heidi Jo Helmick
    alufa1@windstream.net



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