Thursday, August 03, 2017

Judith Jones - An Icon

Yesterday I heard the sad news that Judith Jones has passed away at the age of 93 at her home in northern Vermont. My heart sank with sadness but also soared with admiration. What a rich and interesting life Judith lived and how incredible it must have been to introduce so many wonderful books and authors to the world. 

I met Judith a few times over the years when she traveled to our area for book signings and talks. The most memorable time I wrote about here back in 2012 when I met Judith at our neighbor David's home with her sweet dog Mabon. That day will always be one of my fondest memories of a woman who worked passionately and was still learning about new things like blogging way into her 80's. She was an icon and so deserving of that status. 

Judith Jones, Mabon, and me

You can listen to a couple interviews with Judith on the Burnt Toast podcast here and here. I must dig out my copy of The Tenth Muse, Judith's autobiography, and re-read it again. You can read the blog she wrote for a short period of time here

RIP Judith and thank you for all you did for the world. 

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