Monday, January 22, 2007

Barbara Seranella R. I. P.

This sucks. I met her at the Bouchercon, and she was great. Just coming into her own as a writer, too. She'll be missed.

Barbara Seranella's Home Page: "Barbara Seranella
Born April 30, 1956
Died January 21, 2007

Barbara Seranella, 50, bestselling mystery author and resident of Laguna Beach and PGA West in La Quinta, died peacefully on January 21, 2007, at 4:15 p.m. EST (1:15 p.m. PST) at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, with her husband Ron Seranella and her brother Dr. Larry Shore at her side. Barbara, who died of end-stage liver disease while awaiting a liver transplant, leaves behind her husband Ron, brothers Larry Shore of San Francisco and David Shore of Woodacre, parents Nate and Margie Shore of La Quinta, and stepdaughters Carrie Seranella and Shannon Howard.

Private funeral arrangements are being made by the family. A celebration of Barbara's life is being planned for February; details will be announced later."


JD Rhoades said...

"This sucks" was my commentary exactly. She was a great lady and a great writer.

Jen Jordan said...

That is just awful. She was a tough, wonderful lady.

Mystery Dawg said...

What a waste of such a talented writer and a wonderful person. But she was a fighter and she showed us her courage and resolve to get past this event in her life. I only wish that there was more time because I thought that she would win this one for sure.

Anonymous said...

Man, I'd heard she was sick but didn't realize how bad. She was a terrific writer and a great person.

That does indeed suck.