In January, the author described her medical fight in a heartbreaking post. On her website, Madigan once confessed: “I have more story ideas than time to write them all.” She published two novels: Flash Burnout and The Mermaid’s Mirror.
To remember this author, here is her advice for aspiring writers: “The main thing is to WRITE. Some days it might be 2000 words. Some days you might tinker with two sentences until you get them just right. Both days belong in the writing life. Some days you may watch a ‘Doctor Who’ marathon or become immersed a book that is so good you can’t stop reading. Some days you may be in love or in mourning. Those days belong in the writing life, too. Live them without guilt.” (Via Colleen Lindsay)
Editor’s note: This post was updated as the story evolved.