Saturday, September 09, 2006

Happy birthday, Phyllis Whitney.

Photo (from left): Elizabeth Peters, Anne Perry, and Phyllis Whitney at Malice Domestic V in 1993. Photo by Laura Hyzy.

The legendary Phyllis Whitney, author of more than 75 books and a two-time Edgar winner and Grand Master, turns 103 years old today. Her numerous credits include romantic suspense, children's/young adult novels, and books on writing. She published her first book in 1943 (Red Is for Murder).

I worked with her on Malice Domestic 5, which she introduced. Tremendously supportive to other mystery writers throughout her long career, she is a warm and gracious lady. Count me among the many waiting eagerly for her autobiography, which is in progress in longhand.

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