Tuesday, November 16, 2010

A message from Larissa Ione

I just want to start off by saying that I didn't know Jennifer very well.  Mostly in passing on blogs or Yahoo groups.  But I've always admired her.  She was one of those authors who handled herself with class in all her dealings.  Where I tend to sound like a rambling idiot in emails (heck, I'll prove it here,) she always sounded so *together*.  Whatever she said, it made sense.  Sounded intelligent and well thought-out.  And she was always so gracious to readers.

I remember once when a reader and aspiring author asked her a question, something that could so easily be looked up on the internet, and Jennifer took the time to explain the answer in detail, with links.  It was awesome.

I wish I'd known her better.  I wish she'd had time to write a lot more books.  But she won't be forgotten.  This Christmas, I have a lot of younger family members and friends to buy for.  Guess what they're getting?

Sets of Jennifer's books.

Thanks, Jennifer, for everything.  You will be missed.

All my best,


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  1. Great post Larissa. While I didn't always comment on what she wrote, I really liked just reading her Facebook comments because they were funny and witty and could easily brighten up someones mood.

    Stephanie G
    Paranormal Haven

  2. Awesome post Larissa. And I agree with Stephanie G, I loved Jennifer's Facebook posts, they always made me laugh.

  3. I think books are always a great Christmas gift. I know I would love to receive a set of her books as a gift.

    seriousreader at live dot com

  4. What a poignant, heartfelt tribute. Thanks so much for sharing Jennifer with those of us who didn't know her at all.

  5. I very nice tribute to a writer whose books were enjoyed by many readers.

    Hope her books will remain inprint for a long time.

    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

  6. Thank you Larissa for telling us a bit about what/how you knew Jennifer. I haven't read Jennifer's books yet, but so amny fgreinds of mine love her Jaz Parks series I added it to my Christmas wishlist too. Hope I'll find it under the tree.

    stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

  7. Thank you for sharing, Larissa. I never interacted with Jennifer, but I have read a the first couple books in her series, and she is an amazing writer.

  8. Great post! Thanks for sharing :)
    Sadly I haven't read any of Jennifer's books yet, but I'm definitely planning to!


  9. It is awesome to see how many loved and admired Jennifer and her books.

    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

  10. Please count me in!

    Re-posted your contest at: http://contests-freebies.blogspot.com/2010/11/win-bitten-in-two-at-strange-candy.html

    Jennifer will live on with her literary gift to us...

    Cherry Mischievous
    cherrymischif-warrior [at] yahoo [dot] com

  11. I just found out. Shocked. Prayers for the family.
    dorcontest at gmail dot com

  12. What is so sad about all this, is that she was relatively young. She had a husband & 2 teen kids. Her book career was very much established. (I know as a fan, I'm glad that she was able to write far enough ahead to give us fans an ending for Jazz.) I don't think you could ask for a better life but I would have liked that she had a longer one.

  13. It is so sad that she is gone. I'd love to win a copy of her book.

    kclapsadl at gmail dot com

  14. oooh! it's so sad to hear that D: i'm in shock right now.


  15. I'm really sad that she is gone. Jennifer definitely will be missed.

    spettolij AT gmail DOT com

  16. Oh, that's so sad. It's alway sad to hear when someone so young dies.