Last night she died. She had heart problems, and it was always a possibility. I just hadn't wanted/thought it would be this soon. She's survived by a daughter and her husband.
I'm still kind of stunned, as she and I were working on further installments of her Kalin and my Ezra just yesterday and I'd really liked talking with her this past week. I'd sent her a gift in the mail on Monday, and was writing her birthday fic for most of the day today... and I guess my main regret was not getting that done sooner. I am glad I made the time to talk with her and write with her this last week. I'd have been really upset if I'd put her off... as it is, well, I might see both the birthday fic and the Kalin and Ezra story through and we'll see how it goes.