Wednesday, 8 May 2013

RIP Deborah J. Miller

It has been sadly been reported that fantasy author Deborah J. Miller has passed away from breast cancer.

Miller wrote a fantasy duology under her own name, consisting of Swarmthief's Dance (2005) and Swarmthief's Treason (2008), as well as writing the Talisker series under pseudonym Miller Lau. This series consisted of Talisker (2001), Dark Thane (2002) and Lore Bringer (2004). In recent years Miller was better-known as one of the key organisers of the David Gemmell Legend Awards, and co-presented the awards for their first few years. She was also a member of the British SFF writers' collective known as the Write Fantastic. She is survived by her husband and daughter.

I had the pleasure of meeting Deborah at two of the awards, and occasionally corresponded by email in the run-up to them. Whilst I did not know her well, she was always friendly, encouraging and generous. She will be very much missed by the British SFF community.

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