7 Responses to “In memory of Kate.”

  1. Susan Helene Gottfried September 29, 2009 at 10:54 AM #

    I’m still hoping this is some evil joke, even though I know better. May her memory for many, many blessings.

    I suspect it will be.

  2. Leslie Dicken September 29, 2009 at 11:21 AM #

    I saw Kate several times at the WRW retreat. And she COULD kick ass in the jeopardy tournament!

    Wow, will she be missed. Lovely tribute, Angela.

  3. JoAnn Ross September 29, 2009 at 11:43 AM #

    I’ve loved Kate what seems like forever (you would’ve been seven when I was first published by Silhouette). My last — and one of the best — memories of her was our lunch together at Virgil’s Barbecue (her choice) this past March where we indulged in the guilty pleasure of fried onion rings and talked about the value of long term friendships in a business that doesn’t really encourage them.

    But now, thanks to you, I also have the wonderful mental image of her being horrified and amused at the same time by the idea of Jesus porn. Which, since I, too, grew up Irish Catholic and can totally identify with her “lightning bolt” concern, has me laughing as I try to decide what to do with the “missing you” card I’d made this past weekend and planned to send her yesterday.

    Lovely tribute. And so true.

  4. Tara Marie September 30, 2009 at 5:06 AM #

    A beautiful tribute–thank you

  5. Zoe Archer September 30, 2009 at 10:46 AM #

    “Kate, lightning did strike us, in the form of your loss. You will be missed. ”

    Beautifully put, Angie. I’m still stunned, waiting for the deus ex machina to bring her back. In the work of hundreds of writers, including myself, she goes on, giving strength and determination to those whose lives she touched.

  6. EC Sheedy September 30, 2009 at 11:09 AM #

    Try though I might, I’m finding it impossible to think of Romance without Kate Duffy as the heroine.

  7. Allison September 30, 2009 at 4:43 PM #

    Thank You for this tribute to Kate, Angela. Beautifully and thoughtfully said: I now have a better idea of how much she is missed.

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