Steve Bein, writer & philosopher

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In Memoriam: K.D. Wentworth (1951-2012)

We are all poorer for the passing of K.D. Wentworth, who died yesterday after a long battle with cancer. I met K.D. at the Writers of the Future conference in 2003, where she and Tim Powers were the lead instructors. I learned a lot from her, and she was also the first professional writer to tell me she liked my stuff. For that reason alone, she will always have a warm place in my heart.

K.D. helped launch the careers of dozens of writers like me, as a writing teacher and also as the coordinating judge of L. Ron Hubbard’s Writers of the Future contest after the passing of Algis Budrys. K.D. wrote nine novels and over 50 short stories, all of them thoughtful. You can find more detail here, and the June issue of Locus ran a full obit.