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RIP, Debra Doyle

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I'm very sad to report that Debra Doyle, SF/F author, died on October 31st of a cardiac arrest. Debra was an amazing writer and editor. She was also one of the founding instructors of the Viable Paradise workshop. Together with her husband, Jim MacDonald (aka, Uncle Jim), they wrote dozens of books together, including the Mageworlds series, Knight's Wyrd, and The Circle of Magic series.

Link: https://madhousemanor.com/2020/10/31/debra-doyle/
 

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I am so sorry to hear this. Wishing comfort to her family, especially to Jim.
 

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So sad! I wish the whole family peace.
 

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Oh, what terrible, devastating news! She was such a wonderful person and a brilliant, talented writer and editor. Our world is so much poorer for her loss.

My deepest condolences to Himself and their family.
 

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Damn that is so terribly sad. Thanks for letting us know, eqb. I hope Uncle Jim is managing all right.
 

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I am sending all of my best thoughts and wishes to J, D's children, her brother, etc. Most of all to J. He is all deserving of our love.

Selfishly, for myself halfway around the world, I am sitting here in NZ bawling my effing eyes out. D was indescribably awesome. I already miss her something awful.
 

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Oh my goodness. Just spotted this. That is so sad. Deepest condolences to Jim and the family.