Sunday, March 08, 2009

Barbara Parker, R. I. P.

Author Barbara Parker of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea dead at age 62 -- South Florida Sun-Sentinel.com: "Barbara Parker started writing an adventure story as a way to amuse her young son and as a break from her career as an attorney. Instead, Parker found a new calling, giving up her law practice to eventually write 12 mystery novels.

Parker, 62, of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, died Saturday morning surrounded by her family at the Hospice By The Sea in Boca Raton after a long illness."

A sad loss.

2 comments:

Unknown said...

I created an online memorial for Barbara. Please visit and leave a message, light a candle, and share it with anyone who might appreciate it. Thank you.

http://www.ilasting.com/barbaraparker.php

Todd Mason said...

A question has arisen on the FictionMags list...did Parker contribute to small-press horror-fictin magazines before she began publishing novels? At least a Barbara Parker did, though the late Barbara Parker seems not to have published any short crime fiction.