Ann C. Crispin

Posted by Victoria Strauss for Writer Beware

Ann Crispin, best-selling author, Writer Beware co-founder, fearless fighter in the scam wars, beloved wife and mother, my friend, died this morning after a two-year struggle with cancer.

I’ll write a memorial for her later on–right now, I don’t have the words. In the meantime, has posted an obituary.

Ann’s death is a huge blow, personally and professionally. But to all you writers, readers, and subscribers (and scammers): know that Writer Beware will NOT be going dark, slowing down, or otherwise pausing in its work. We’re here for the long haul.

Please honor Ann’s memory, and her work, by reading her books and spreading the word about Writer Beware.

2 Responses

  1. Eva Whitley (Chalker)

    Damn! I always liked talking to her, she never pulled her punches, you knew she was always telling you the truth. My sympathy to Michael and Jason.

  2. Jannean Elliott

    Ann was an amazing person who helped so many people over the years. I’m one of those, and I will never forget the goodness deep inside her. The tremendous courage she showed in these last two years (refusing to give up, preparing others to accept, reaching out instead of shrinking within, handling pain and fear with an incredible grace)….is another thing I will never forget. She taught lessons far beyond writing.