Paula Danziger (1945 – 2004), author of thirty children’s books, passed away on July 8. She wrote me a lovely note in June, just one week before suffering the massive heart attack that killed her one month later. As a subscriber to my e-mail newsletter ( http://www.surfnetkids.com/newsletters/ ) Danziger had read about our upcoming London vacation, and offered oodles of site seeing recommendations. Being a huge fan, I was thrilled to learn she found my work helpful. Although Danziger is gone, her characters, such as the spunky Amber Brown and the exuberant Tara*Starr, will live on.