Thursday, November 10, 2005

SF Canada member Sansoucy Kathenor (Walker) dies

SF Canada member Sansoucy Kathenor (Walker) died peacefully at her home in Ottawa on Saturday, November 5, 2005. She had been in ill health for the last year.

Her publications included a book of poetry, Temple into Time, and short stories such as "The Cinderella Caper," a Writers of the Future runner-up in 1985 (and apparently now being taught in a class on creativity and archetypes at a university in Virginia); "Mirror" and "A Spell in Time" in Fantasy Book; "Invasion" in the anthology Arc of Ice; and "Murder Undone," coauthored with Andrea Schlecht, in the anthology Over My Dead Body. At the time of her death she was working to complete a long novel.

In Ottawa, Sahn was the founder of the Lyngarde writers group, which is now in its third decade. Her writing had wit and deftness. Her criticism was direct and often penetrating. She could be eccentric and obdurate, but also kind and funny, and she is dearly missed by those who were close to her.

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