March 23rd, 2011

bluestars

Sad news from Arkham House

From http://www.arkhamhouse.com/

"April R. Derleth

President and C.E.O. of Arkham House

Daughter of August Derleth

August 9, 1954 - March 21, 2011

R.I.P."

While we had several long back and forth conversations via fax (and I got the impression she really hated the phone), I only met April Derleth one time - when she was a Special Guest of World Fantasy.

She was a fun person who really cared about the books she was publishing, and the health and development of her company. I'm sad to learn she's gone.