RIP A.C. Crispin


Ann Crispin recently passed away.

Here’s an obit for her in the Washington Post. Here’s one in Publishers Weekly.

I didn’t read her novels, but I still owe her a great debt. Before I was published, the work that she and Victoria Strauss (and others) have done on Writer Beware helped me separate the genuine/useful business opportunities from the scammers and the clueless wannabes. She helped explain how the business worked.

The Writer Beware site is hosted at SFWA but the information in it is for writers of every type, not just sf/f people.

She never received a red cent from me for the work she did, but it was invaluable. That she volunteered so much of her time, even during the time she was ill, is a testament to the power good people have to make the world a better place.

Rest in peace, and thank you.