Tuesday, February 03, 2009
Happy birthday, Joan Lowery Nixon.
Joan Lowery Nixon, a young-adult suspense and Edgar Award-winning legend for such works as The Kidnapping of Christina Lattimore, The Seance, The Other Side of Dark, and The Name of the Game Was Murder, was born today in Los Angeles in 1927. She died in Houston in 2003. I only had the pleasure of meeting her once—she was a lovely and gracious lady. Many of her manuscripts reside in the Kerlan Collection at the University of Minnesota.