The romance world lost a legend yesterday: Kathleen E. Woodiwiss passed away from cancer. I remember the first time I picked up The Flame and the Flower. I was in my teens, and oh, how I fell for Brandon Birmingham and poor little Heather! The rest, as they say, is history. There are very few romance writers who can't trace their love of the genre to a Kathleen Woodiwiss classic. She showed us that love was something to write about, something to celebrate, and something to treasure.
She will be missed.