One of my favorite authors, Madeline L'Engle, passed away last Thursday at the age of 88, in a nursing home. Her most famous book was "A Wrinkle in Time," which won the acclaimed Newbery Medal in 1963, for best American children's book, and has become a children's classic. She often wrote about how many rejections she received for the story, before it was finally published.
Madeline L'Engle wrote more than 60 books, including poetry and memoirs. In some of those slim memoirs, (and I own several of them,) Madeline wrote about writing, family, friends, and her Christian faith.
She will be sadly missed by many, but her books will continue to entertain, inspire and enlighten children and adult readers for many years to come. R. I. P.