Wednesday, February 23, 2011

RIP L.K. Madigan

Just today, after a battle with cancer, L.K. Madigan author of Flash Burnout and The Mermaid's Mirror died. A few weeks ago, she wrote this very sad post on her blog talking about her sickness. She was a great author and an even better person and she will be missed greatly!

In 2009, her first book was published, a feat she didn't see possible with her state of cancer. But she did it! And Flash Burnout was published on October 19, 2009! Her second book, The Mermaid's Mirror, was released on October 4, 2010. She wrote because she loved doing it even though it caused her some physical pain. She will be missed by all and though I've not had the pleasure of reading either of her book, I will definitely be picking one up soon!

She leaves behind a great legacy and has been strong as she battled with breast cancer for 20 years. I hope you guys will also go pick up either Flash Burnout or The Mermaid's Mirror as well! Lisa, you will be missed greatly! Also, read what Jennifer Laughran, Lisa's agent, has to say here.

About LK Madigan's Books:

Telephoto lens. Zoom. In a shutter release millisecond, Blake’s world turns upside down. The nameless woman with the snake tattoo is not just another assignment. “That’s my mom!” gasps Marissa.

Saturated self-portrait: Blake, nice guy, class clown, always trying to get a laugh, not sure where to focus.

Contrast. Shannon, Blake’s GF. Total. Babe. Marissa, just a friend and fellow photographer. Shannon loves him; Marissa needs him. How is he supposed to frame them both in one shot?

Chiaroscuro. Lightdark. Marissa again, overexposed. Crash and burn.

Talk about negative space.


Lena has lived her whole life near the beach — walking for miles up and down the shore and breathing the salty air, swimming in the cold water, and watching the surfers rule the waves — the problem is, she’s spent her whole life just watching.
As her sixteenth birthday approaches, Lena vows she will no longer watch from the sand: she will learn to surf.

But her father — a former surfer himself — refuses to allow her to take lessons. After his near drowning years ago, he can’t bear to let Lena take up the risky sport.

Yet something keeps drawing Lena to the water . . . an ancient, powerful magic. And one morning Lena catches sight of this magic: a beautiful woman — with a silvery tail.

Now nothing can stop Lena from seeking the mermaid, not even the dangerous waves at Magic Crescent Cove.

And soon . . . what she sees in the mermaid’s mirror will change her life forever.


  1. RIP LK Madigan. You will be missed. My condolences go out to her family.

  2. Such a sad day. I really want to pick up her books & read them. Wouldn't that be a great honor in her name? Thank you for posting about this.

  3. Beautiful tribute! It's so sad that the writing community has lost a fabulous writer.

  4. That is sad. I hope her family is okay. I'm definitely going to have to pick up FLASH BURNOUT.