Monday, September 9, 2013

In Memory of Carolyn Kaufman

I was so saddened to hear that Carolyn Kaufman--a gifted psychologist and author--recently died on September 7th from an aneurysm.

I knew Carolyn a little from my days at Querytracker and from her Writer's Guide to Psychology, an invaluable reference for writers. Patrick from QT wrote a touching tribute to her here. You can learn about her wonderful book here on her website.

Carolyn was part of this rich, supportive community of writers that welcomed me when I first began dabbling in fiction. She was always so kind! It's times like this that I realize how wonderful and tight-knit the writing community is. When one of us leaves, it feels very personal.

Carolyn will be very much missed.


19 comments:

Mark Koopmans said...

Lydia,

Sometimes there are no words - not even for writers.

I never knew Carolyn, but wanted to simply offer my deepest sympathies to her family.

Old Kitty said...

Oh no, I am so sorry. Deepest sympathies and condolences to all her friends and family. Take care
x

Natalie Aguirre said...

Oh, that's so sad. I knew Carolyn from Query Tracker. Deepest sympathies to her family.

Connie Keller said...

I'm so sorry to the sad news. My heart goes out to her family.

Shelly said...

What sorrowful news. I'm so sorry for her family and friends, but what a legacy she left.

Karen Lange said...

Was so sorry to hear about this. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends.

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Carolyn's death leaves an emptiness in all who knew her. Her life shines as an example of warmth and love. She will be missed.

SA Larsenッ said...

Very heartfelt, Lydia. It's quite sad and makes the rest of us look at our lives, be thankful we still have time.

Linda Gray said...

I was so saddened, and shocked, to read this, too. I felt like I knew her--followed her posts with great pleasure and got her wonderful book. It does feel personal, you are so right, Lydia.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I saw that on Roland's blog this morning. Very sad.

Barbara Watson said...

My mother-in-law died early this summer from an aneurysm. Life can change in an instant. Cliche, but true. Make sure those you love and appreciate know it. And most importantly, spend time with them.

Jessie Humphries said...

I am starting to learn how much the writing community means to me too. Though I didn't know Carolyn, this is a touching tribute.

Southpaw said...

Very sad. My prayers go to her family and friends.

Deb Salisbury said...

I'm so sad to hear this. My condolences to all her friends and family.

Leslie S. Rose said...

Sending out some love vibes. So sad.

E.J. Wesley said...

Heartbreaking to lose such a positive voice in the writing community.

clmannarino said...

That's so sad. :( I'm glad you posted about this--I hadn't heard!

A Lady's Life said...

So Sad to be struck down in ones' prime.Condolences

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