Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Community hug

As many of you already know, Robert Mercer, the husband of children's author, Grace Lin, lost his battle with cancer this week.

Robert was the inspiration for Grace's lovely book, Robert's Snow and the wonderful fundraising project for Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

I know Grace more on a professional level than on a personal level - but I know her to be lovely, gracious, sweet, smart, and charming. Her huge circle of friends and supporters is certainly a testament to that.

I never met Robert, but clearly, he was loved.

I know that the children's literature community joins me in sending heartfelt thoughts to one of its own.

Hugs to you, Grace.

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