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Ann Crispin Has Died

Author and Writer Beware co-founder Ann Crispin has passed away.

Making Light posted the sad news and novelist John Scalzi shared a tribute to the science fiction writer. Earlier this week, she posted a final message for readers and writers on Facebook:

I want you all to know that I am receiving excellent care and am surrounded by family and friends. I wish all aspiring writers the will to finish and a good contract. Please continue to monitor Writer Beware and be careful who you sign with. Victoria Strauss and Richard White are there to help.

Crispin published 24 novels during her lifetime. She wrote three Star Wars novels and four Star Trek novels. She also wrote the novelization of the 1980s television miniseries, V.

She also served as the vice president of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and the founding chair of the group’s Committee on Writing Scams.

You can explore her work at her website and at Writer Beware.

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