Sunday, November 30, 2008

Sad news....

As many of you will recall, GLW welcomed "Dewey" to the site in October as a new scheduled poster. She came to us as an English teacher on medical leave for a year who maintained a cool lit blog and wanted to become more involved in reviewing for teens in particular (which made sense as she had a teenage son at home). Last week, on the day she was scheduled for her second post here, Dewey passed away. I spoke with her husband James on Thursday and he wanted to make clear how much she loved being part of this site and helping to recommend good books to young readers. Dewey felt like she had found a home here and as someone who exchanged several emails with her, I can certainly say that she fit right in. She will be missed by all of us.

6 comments :

Little Willow said...

My deepest condolences to James. May her extended family and friends comfort him and each other now.

Vivian said...

Wishing Dewey's family comfort and love during this difficult time.

SAH said...

So sorry to hear this. May she rest in peace. Condolences to the family.

Renay said...

I am just completely numb right now. I'm so sorry for James and her son. So sorry.

Oh, Dewey. Oh.

Colleen said...

James will be checking in at her blog - I'm sure any of you who want to send a message his way could do so via her contact form:

http://deweymonster.com/?page_id=7

Jen Robinson said...

That is so sad. I appreciate you sharing the news, though.