Sunday, April 22, 2012

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In Memory of Jane Bierce and a note about Community

I did not have the privelege of meeting Jane Bierce in person. The authors of Desert Breeze Publishing are spread not just across the North American continent (yes, that includes Canada) but also around the world.

However, we lost one of our own today and it is only right that we pay tribute to her work, honor her as a person, and express our sadness to those who loved her.

When our editor let us know about this, her words were, "She went home to be with her heavenly Father."

I was touched by the fact that the family kept in touch with the publishing house during her illness, and that the editor and fellow authors prayer for her, and cared for her and her family, even though most have never spoken with her face to face. That is community, is it not? We are a community at DBP.

From Jane's family: Stephen R. Bierce here. Jessica Treece and I were with her when she took her last look at this life and went on to the next. The love of the Bierce family is with all of Jane Bierce's many internet friends and fans around the world. Thank you for all the comfort and support she enjoyed these many years. She appreciated every smile and chuckle and prayer.


Romance author Jane Bierce has been published in print, audio, and electronic format. Coming from a family of story-tellers, Ms. Bierce was an original member of Electronically Published Internet Connection (EPIC), and served as President of the organization. She lived in Tennessee in an old haunted farmhouse, where she enjoyed flower and herb gardening, quilting with friends and occasionally traveling in the Smokey Mountains, the Appalachians and to her hometown of Titusville, PA. Ms. Bierce held a BS in Education (English) from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and often taught and lectured about creative writing.

2 comments:

  1. Smoky Bear/Facebook.April 22, 2012 at 7:36 PM

    Thank you Lynn for posting. I received a book from her several years back. It was the first "adventure" type book that included quilting - but i don't recall the name! Condolences to her family.

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  2. It was probably COLD NIGHT BEAUTY.

    I'm sorry I didn't see this earlier, Lynnette. Thanks again.

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