A Message From Writer Beware Co-Founder and Chair, Ann Crispin

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware

Ann posted this message yesterday on her Facebook page:

I’ve been hesitant to make this post, but it’s time. I want to thank you all for your good wishes and prayers. I fear my condition is deteriorating. I am doing the best I can to be positive but I probably don’t have an awful lot of time left. I want you all to know that I am receiving excellent care and am surrounded by family and friends.

I wish all aspiring writers the will to finish and a good contract. Please continue to monitor Writer Beware and be careful who you sign with. Victoria Strauss and Richard White are there to help.

I’ve asked Michael to collect and read me your messages. As I don’t know how things will proceed, I don’t know if I’ll have the strength to post on Facebook again.

Though I’ve known for some time that this moment was coming, it doesn’t make it any easier.

This photo, taken last September during a wonderful Cape Cod vacation, is how I’ll remember my best friend.

To send a message to Ann, post a comment here or on her Facebook page.

6 Responses

  1. Anna O'Connell


    Thanks for all you’ve done for the community with Writer Beware. I’ve been a reader, and a lurker, and a sometimes-referer of friends who are trying to write for some years now.

    May your passage be smooth, and may you go peacefully from the world knowing you have improved the lives of many people you have not actually met.

  2. Bruce Gray

    Sad news…

    Boing Boing is reporting that Author Ann Crispin has died. Ann, one of the founders of Writer Beware who published 23 novels writing as A.C. Crispin, is perhaps best known for her Starbridge series of science fiction novels, as well as several Star Wars novels (The Han Solo Trilogy) and Star Trek novels (Yesterday’s Son). She also wrote 2 books in the Witch World series (Gryphon’s Eyrie and Songsmith).