Our deepest condolences go out to BVC member David Levine. He lost his wife, Kate Yule, yesterday, October 4, 2016. Kate struggled with cancer for a long time. She was best known for her wit, her laugh, her kindness, and her ability to zero in on the funniest core of an issue.

She will be missed.

Mary Robinette Kowal put into words, better than I can, just how much her family, friends, indeed the entire writing community has lost.


RIP Kate Yule


About Phyllis Irene Radford

Irene Radford has been writing stories ever since she figured out what a pencil was for. A member of an endangered species—a native Oregonian who lives in Oregon—she and her husband make their home in Welches, Oregon where deer, bears, coyotes, hawks, owls, and woodpeckers feed regularly on their back deck. A museum trained historian, Irene has spent many hours prowling pioneer cemeteries deepening her connections to the past. Raised in a military family she grew up all over the US and learned early on that books are friends that don’t get left behind with a move. Her interests and reading range from ancient history, to spiritual meditations, to space stations, and a whole lot in between. Mostly Irene writes fantasy and historical fantasy including the best-selling Dragon Nimbus Series and the masterwork Merlin’s Descendants series. In other lifetimes she writes urban fantasy as P.R. Frost or Phyllis Ames, and space opera as C.F. Bentley. Later this year she ventures into Steampunk as someone else. If you wish information on the latest releases from Ms Radford, under any of her pen names, you can subscribe to her newsletter: Promises of no spam, merely occasional updates and news of personal appearances.


Condolences — 2 Comments

  1. I last saw Kate at the end of August, when she came to Seattle for David’s reading. Even through the difficulties she was having communicating, her charm and humor still shone through.

    I truly believe that we are not less for having lost Kate, but greater for having known her.

    Fair journey, my friend.