I was not familiar with LK's work until recently. My children have aged out of the YA category. LK passed away yesterday after a battle with pancreatic cancer. She is survived by her husband and teenage son and the readers who love her.
If you do not know her, please read her final blog posting at the link below. As a person, a parent and a writer I was moved beyond words. Please also continue to buy and support her work.
Plans are being made to establish a college fund for her son, Nate.
Details when they are available.