I have been given permission today by Jan Hawke’s family to share the news of her sudden and untimely death a few weeks ago.
Her funeral was yesterday and I am saddened that I wasn’t there because of family commitments.
Jan was a kind, generous spirit and a talented writer who had still so many projects she planned to finish. Whether writing as Jan Hawke or Sian Glirdain she never gave less than her best.
I ‘met’ her originally on the LOTR Plaza where she showed me the joys of RP and stimulated my writing as well as my Tolkien knowledge.
I’m so glad that my move back home when I retired allowed me to become her friend in real life. I shall miss her more than I can tell.
Please use this thread for any tributes and memories you would like to share.