I'm very very sad. Kate Duffy, the editor of my dreams, has passed away. She told me once I "was a wonderful writer." Those words are etched in my memory. I can even hear her scratchy voice in my head saying them. She also told me, after reading the first three chapters of Losing It, that "it had one too many virgins." LOL
Kate was a mesmerizing speaker and wasn't afraid to tell it like it is and cut through the crap. She was oh so sharp, talented, funny as hell, and one of the brightest stars in the editorial sky.
I will miss her terribly.