Kathleen Givens has Died

rivals_cover We received news today that author Kathleen Givens died unexpectedly this weekend. Ms. Givens was the author of several Scottish historicals, including The Destiny, for which she won a 2004 RITA award and Rivals for the Crown, which was her most recent novel. Her novels were vivid and rich in historical detail, and I as well as several of my colleagues here at AAR enjoyed them.

In addition to having her own website, Kathleen Givens also blogged as part of The Whine Sisters. Her friends on the blog have written a wonderful tribute to her which can be found here, and others have added some wonderful memories of her in the comments there. Our thoughts and condolences are with Ms. Givens’ family and friends.

-Lynn Spencer

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11 Responses to “Kathleen Givens has Died”

  1. xina says:

    When I read that on Twitter I had to read it twice because I couldn’t believe it. She is one of my favortie authors, an author I look forward to reading and run out an buy her book. What a loss to this genre. My condolences to her family and friends.

  2. Trish says:

    How sad. She was a wonderful writer and I enjoyed several of her books very much.

  3. mingqi says:

    I’m really sorry for her family and friends. That’s so sad and it’s so sudden. I’ve seen her pictures and she was pretty young.

  4. Elaine says:

    I just saw this, and I am in shock! I met her at the Scottish Faire in Orange County a few years ago, and when I saw her again this last May 2009, she remembered me. What a sweetheart. She said then that she was going to work on a new novel…..how sad that we will never get to see it.
    Her books, all of which I have, have always held a special place on my book shelf, along with a little bookmark with her name on it, that she autographed to me.
    She will be missed, and although this is a bit late, my heart goes out to her family and friends.

  5. michelle says:

    My goodness. How sad to hear about this . I just started reading her book On a Highland Shore. Bless her heart. We should always appreciate people while we have them. She will be missed.

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