Locus Magazine has broken the news that Sara Warneke (better know to SF/F readers as Sara Douglass) passed away from ovarian cancer earlier today. She was 54.
Readers will remember her for her fantasy novels, such as Enchanter, etc. (of which Jen has read a few). You can find out more about her various works on her website.
She will certainly be missed. Our condolences to her family and friends. We hope you find your way to relief through the long process of mourning.