Last Sunday, Kate Duffy passed away. She was a pioneer in the industry. She founded a number of authors and published some of the favorites of romance readers. In 2001, the Brava line was launched with Bertrice Small’s Intrigued. Today, erotic romance is nearly passe. It’s worth remembering her just one more time. Sue Grimshaw reached out to the industry and gathered a number of memories. It’s a lovely tribute.
Hilary Sares pointed out:
In a way, Kate Duffy isn’t gone and never will be. To paraphrase a famous epitaph for someone else who was equally talented, if you would visit her memorial, walk into any bookstore. And start at the romance, mystery, and fantasy shelves.
Why don’t we remember Kate by recommending one of “her” books; either a book by an author she edited or a book in a line she founded:
- Authors (e.g. Jude Deveraux, Julie Garwood, HelenKay Dimon, Alison Kent, Jill Shalvis, Bonnie Vanak, Lori Foster, Jacqueline Frank, Heather Graham, Judith McNaught, MaryJo Putney)
- Lines: Simon & Schuster Silhouette, Pocket Tapestry historicals, Harlequin Worldwide Library, Kensington Brava