Monday, January 10, 2011
Probably the single greatest joy for me in the publication of my book The Body in the Record Room was in getting to know Ruth Cavin.
I only got to know her through our email correspondence, of course. She ran across my book as an entry in their cozy contest, and while the book didn't really fit the cozy category, she decided to publish it anyway.
And that started the delightful emails I received from her. She told me that if I ever got to New York City, she would take me out to lunch. I didn't have the heart to tell her New York City would scare me to death.
In every contact I had with her, she was an unfailingly graceful person.
I'm sure there are others who have so much more to write or say about her, but I know my life is immeasurably better because of her. May she rest in peace.