19 December 2012

Maxine (Petrona) will be sorely missed

News came through yesterday of the passing of Maxine Clarke (Petrona).

My own blog was just begun, nearly 5 years ago, when I noticed regular comments, always encouraging, particularly on my book reviews, by Petrona.
My learning curve about blogging became steeper as Maxine gave advice and pointed to new reading paths.

I never had the good fortune to meet Maxine in real life but I counted her as one of my blogging friends and was delighted when she invited me to join the Crime and Mystery Fiction Friend Feed.

There she gathered bloggers and crime fiction readers from around the world.
Maxine was always a sympathetic ear, a great encourager of new projects, and when you read a new book, her reviews were always the first to look out for.

We will all miss her and our thoughts are with her family at this sad time.

Other tributes to read


Margot Kinberg said...

Thank you, Kerrie, for the lovely tribute and for including my post. Maxine will indeed be sorely missed by all of us in the crime fiction community. My thoughts and wishes to her family...

Harvee Lau said...

Sorry top hear this. I did enjoy reading her blog.

Violette Severin said...

Oh man. I loved her blog.


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